New Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug Production Blog

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With The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug practically close enough to touch, a new production blog has arrived from Peter Jackson and his sprawling team of Middle-earth-movers, shot across several months as they were beavering away at different points of the film’s production. Take a look…

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We’re treated to the usual variety of behind-the-scenes peeks, including Martin Freeman proving to be a champ at table tennis, the dwarves mocking each other (as usual), glances into various post-production offices (with all chances to see Smaug obscured for those waiting to see him in the film), a look at how the pick-up shooting has been filling in scenes and plenty of nonsense from the usual suspects.

Stephen Fry makes an appearance talking about the Master of Lake-Town (and Peter Jackson even gets in what must surely be a sly dig at films that explain a lot about politics while claiming to be big adventure epics), and there’s even a brief shot of his royal Cumberbatchness.

We’re promised one more video blog before the year clocks off, so be on the look out. The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug arrives in cinemas on December 13. If you're after new clips from the movie itself, head here.