Peter Jackson has released a new production video blog from the set of his mammoth two-part adaption of The Hobbit. Where as previous video blogs took us along for the film’s location shooting, this one takes us on a tour of Jackson’s Stone Street studio in New Zealand. Jackson starts us off, but key personnel from each of the production’s departments take over to escort us through their respective backstage domains.
Although the Art Department has a lot of the work on the walls fuzzed out and one model is specifically obscured due to it not appearing until the second film, we still get some quick glimpses of a few things that are presumably going to be in the first film. And since one of them is the dwarves escape-by-barrel from the wood elves, I am inclined to believe that that sequence will be in the first film, probably being the concluding sequence.
And be on the lookout for a surprise guest or two.