Director Peter Jackson and several cast and crew members discuss why New Zealand is the perfect place to shoot The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug in an extended featurette. Stars Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage, Ian McKellen, Andy Serkis and several others talk about the Hobbitton set, which was re-constructed to last far beyond the production schedule, for fans to see for years to come. Go behind-the-scenes to explore the gorgeous landscapes that serve as a backdrop for this Middle-Earth adventure, in theaters December 13.
Peter Jackson Admits Why ‘The Hobbit’ Trilogy Was a Mess
Director Peter Jackson reveals he didn't have enough time to prepare for ‘The Hobbit’ trilogy, after Guillermo del Toro backed out as director.