Excerpt from the Live-Event for THE HOBBIT: THE DESOLATION OF SMAUG; Includes First Behind-the-Scenes Footage

Posted April 1, 2013 by Rick in Movie News

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People who bought a copy of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey last week got a code that allows the to participate in an event which promotes the sequel The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. At the event Peter Jackson showed clips, behind the scenes footage concept art, and also answered some questions. The film stars Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen, Luke Evans, Lee Pace, Stephen Fry, Orlando Bloom, Evangeline Lilly, and Richard Armitage.

Here is a note from Jackson from his Facebook page:

Thanks to everyone who tuned into our Live Event last week. I’ve never done anything like that before, and I was pretty nervous. Hope it was ok.

If you saw it, it was a pretty accurate picture of what life is like at the moment. Jabez and I sit in that editing room all day, every day, editing the second Hobbit movie, and we actually start on the third next week! A lot of that movie was shot nearly a year ago, so I’m looking forward to seeing it come alive, shot by shot in the cutting room. It’s like assembling one of those complex 2000 piece jigsaw puzzles.

For us, this is really the being of 2013, so I look forward to posting a bunch more stuff as we work through the year.

I think that an edited version of the Live Event is being made available over at the official Hobbit site, and Warner Bros have kindly let me post a 6 min excerpt here, to give everyone who missed it a sense of what it was like.

Cheers,

Peter J