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The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, Production Diary 13

Less than a week to go!

By Robert T. Trate     December 06, 2013
Source: Peter Jackson

The Hobbit: The Battle of The Five Armies arrives December 17th, 2014.
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It has been a while since we have showcased any of Peter Jackson’s production blogs. With less than a week to go we figured it was time to get back into the swing of things. In this one, find out why Peter says that shooting parts of The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug is "just like I used to do in the old days, at home, on Super 8 camera." 
The Hobbit: the Desolation of Smaug features Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage, Benedict Cumberbatch, Evangeline Lilly, Lee Pace, Luke Evans, Ken Stott, James Nesbitt, with Orlando Bloom and (in alphabetical order) John Bell, Manu Bennett, Lawrence Makoare, Jed Brophy, Adam Brown, John Callen, Ryan Gage, Mark Hadlow, Peter Hambleton, Stephen Hunter, William Kircher, Sylvester McCoy, Graham McTavish, Dean O’Gorman, Mikael Persbrandt, Antony Sher, and Aidan Turner. 

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug arrives December 13, 2013.


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ElBaz13 12/6/2013 12:18:25 PM

7 days!

Tickets bought!

Comes out on my birthday too. What a nice birthday trreat. :)

almostunbiased 12/6/2013 1:00:52 PM

Happy Birthday!


I am looking forward to this.  I watched this video a couple of days ago or whenever it first came out and it got me pumped up.

alienstatue 12/6/2013 3:42:40 PM

The part of the video at 7:30 minutes in, of Peter Jackson directing the camera within the virtual world is awesome! Always appreciate the amount of production that's behind LOTR movies. 

Does anyone know if they scrapped 48fps for this sequel?



redhairs99 12/6/2013 4:44:22 PM

As far as I reall seeing in the trailers they are still doing the HFR screenings.  They can't very well scrap it altogether as everything was shot at that frame rate.

I liked the first flick with a couple minor gripes and I thought the little added bits in the extended cut really helped the film too.  I'm looking forward to next week, though I doubt I'll do the HFR screenings this go round.  Just didn't care for it at all.



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