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Peter Jackson's Latest Hobbit Blog
We're back on location

02 March 2012  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Facebook

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Yes, it’s that exciting time again: the time when Peter Jackson and his courageous cast and crew give us all a glimpse into the mammoth effort going into making the Hobbit films. This one is the second of the location shoot blogs, taking us up to December 14, 2011, when the team wrapped shooting outdoors ready for the return to Stone Street Studios and the final block. Take a look below.

This has everything you might expect from a video about filmmakers battling nature itself to get the shots they need. Dwarves being rained on! A giant ramp to keep the cast and crew from stomping over precious vegetation! Andy Serkis’ giant chopper blasting people in the face! Err... That one has a proper explanation, we promise.

Yes, it’s about beautiful New Zealand scenery (which, as usual, will most likely leave you screaming, “I want to go to there!”), raging floodwaters and some prickly looking thorn bushes, which must be bad for Hobbit feet.

We also learn why it’s taking 127 days to shoot two films, when it only took 133 days to shoot the three LOTR movies. PJ’s reasoning? “We’re all ten years older and so we’re going a little slower...” Get a move on, granddad, we want to see the results!

Sadly, we’ll have to wait until December 14 for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey and December 13, 2013 for The Hobbit: There And Back Again. Peeder Jigson would have got them both done by now. Maybe.


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A Hard Hobbit To Break
That video just sums up what movie sets are like, everyone thinks they're a comedian when, in most cases, they're not. More

Posted by BenTramer at 19:52 on 02 March 2012 | Report This Post

Also not bragging but...
not bragging either but i've climbed up mount doom ! More

Posted by NADS C at 12:37 on 02 March 2012 | Report This Post

That looks magnificent.
I hope Peter Jackson can come up with some new Gollum stuff, because the thing started to become repetitive during Return of the King. More

Posted by Jasper_29 at 11:16 on 02 March 2012 | Report This Post

That looks magnificent.
I hope Peter Jackson can come up with some new Gollum stuff, because the thing started to become repetitive during Return of the King. More

Posted by Jasper_29 at 11:16 on 02 March 2012 | Report This Post

Apologies..........
.....for multiple posts - a few trolls in the network today! More

Posted by Halfling at 10:28 on 02 March 2012 | Report This Post

Also not bragging but....
.....I have spent a lot of time in Queenstown and the Paradise area, and Twizel and I'm telling you, nothing on these blogs or the movies does is justice. Great blog but like NellisKing, I'm stearing clear - trailers will suffice! More

Posted by Halfling at 10:27 on 02 March 2012 | Report This Post

Also not bragging but....
.....I have spent a lot of time in Queenstown and the Paradise area, and Twizel and I'm telling you, nothing on these blogs or the movies does is justice. Great blog but like NellisKing, I'm stearing clear - trailers will suffice! More

Posted by Halfling at 10:27 on 02 March 2012 | Report This Post

Also not bragging but....
.....I have spent a lot of time in Queenstown and the Paradise area, and Twizel and I'm telling you, nothing on these blogs or the movies does is justice. Great blog but like NellisKing, I'm stearing clear - trailers will suffice! More

Posted by Halfling at 10:26 on 02 March 2012 | Report This Post

Shooting schedule
Don't mean to be a Troll but: '127days to shoot two films, when it only took 133 days to shoot the three LOTR movies' These are noted half way points for each film. LOTR took twice as long as to shoot. These blogs are great. I tend to stay away from from behind the scences stuff for movies in fear of spoiling anything, but look forward to these. More

Posted by NeilIsKing at 09:38 on 02 March 2012 | Report This Post

RE: I want...
Not to rub it in but I spent the weekend white water rafting and paragliding in Taupo (the second stop in that blog, where Mount Doom is)... not bragging or anything. More

Posted by tommypocket at 05:16 on 02 March 2012 | Report This Post

I want...
...to go to there More

Posted by FoxDhoj at 02:00 on 02 March 2012 | Report This Post

Looks so much fun to be a part of. Seriously can't wait. More

Posted by Whistler at 00:00 on 02 March 2012 | Report This Post

If they're not showing us anything from the second film, it seems we have another indication of at least how far the first film will go. More

Posted by crazymoviesdude at 23:11 on 01 March 2012 | Report This Post

Wets the appetite
Loving these blogs. Give you lots to ponder over and look forward to. Literally cannot wait any longer for this. Nostalgia everytime the LOTR music is played over this video!! More

Posted by chrissmart at 20:31 on 01 March 2012 | Report This Post

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