added: Mon, Jul 1st '13
Although Peter Jackson won't be able to attend this year's San Diego Comic-Con Convention, since he is still wrapping up the second installment of his Hobbit Trilogy "The Desolation of Smaug," he went ahead and released a new video blog giving fans a taste of whats ahead in the next two exciting chapters. Jackson starts off the latest Smaug Blog with his apologies for missing out on SDCC, and then he goes ahead and introduces some of the daily "Pick-Up" shootings where a major amount of green screen shots are being done to bring together his vision for Chapter Two of his Hobbit Journey.
"The Hobbit: Part Deux" is scheduled to be released in theaters on December 13th.
After successfully crossing over (and under) the Misty Mountains, Thorin and Company must seek aid from a powerful stranger before taking on the dangers of Mirkwood Forest--without their Wizard. If they reach the human settlement of Lake-town it will be time for the hobbit Bilbo Baggins to fulfill his contract with the dwarves. The party must complete the journey to Lonely Mountain and burglar Baggins must seek out the Secret Door that will give them access to the hoard of the dragon Smaug. And, where has Gandalf got off to? And what is his secret business to the south? (via IMDB.com)
directed by Peter Jackson
starring Martin Freeman, Andy Serkis, Richard Armitage, Ian McKellen, Stephen Fry, Stephen Hunter, Bret McKenzie, Graham McTavish, James Nesbitt, Lee Pace, Evangeline Lilly, Orlando Bloom
release date December 13, 2013