It’s been a while since we’ve heard anything from Hobbit helmer Peter Jackson, which would make sense as he’s been busy getting second film The Desolation Of Smaug ready for its December bow and digging into the post-production cycle on final trilogy piece There And Back Again. Yet he’s briefly surfaced on Facebook to report that he’s returned to the set for pick-ups on the film.
Posting a brief message along with a picture of himself with Ian McKellen in full Gandalf get-up, Jackson says that it’ll be the crew’s last ever Tolkien shooting (cue lots of comments asking about Silmarillion and other possible stories) and that all involved are in for an intense few weeks.
And for those of you who have been missing the behind the scenes blogs, a new one is set to hit soon, according to Jackson. So that’s nice.
The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug finds our heroes finally tackling the scaly, gold-craving reptile with the voice of Benedict Cumberbatch and the likes of McKellen, Richard Armitage, Aidan Turner, Graham McTavish, Sylvester McCoy, Stephen Hunter, Dean O’Gorman and Martin Freeman are all back for the film, which marches into our cinemas on December 26.