'The Hobbit' Footage: Peter Jackson Teases the Making of 'The Desolation of Smaug'
A few days ago, Hobbit fans who purchased the Blu-ray DVD of Peter Jackson’s intro chapter, An Unexpected Journey, were invited to theaters to watch a lengthy teaser for the second chapter in the planned Hobbit trilogy. So you couldn’t make it to the special event on behalf of The Desolation of Smaug? No worries. We’ve got you covered.
Jackson released a six-minute chunk of the footage he screened that day for loyal fans, and posted it on his YouTube page. He talks about the challenges of crafting a “middle” film, and shows exclusive behind-the-scenes footage of Smaug being filmed. There also are a few celebrity questions during the Q-and-A! We have that sneak peek posted for you below:
Smaug, the middle chapter of the Hobbit trilogy, continues Bilbo Baggins’ (Martin Freeman) quest to reclaim valuable dwarf territories. Jackson continues to be an extremely interactive filmmaker, allowing fans to follow him along on multiple steps of his creative process.
It might be a while until we see a full trailer for Desolation of Smaug, seeing as how it won’t be in theaters until December, but with insight like this to tide fans over, the wait isn’t quite so painful.
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Sean is a film reviewer for The Washington Post and daily contributor to Fandango.