In June this year I, and several other online journalists, visited the set of “The Hobbit” trilogy in New Zealand and spoke with everyone involved. We went through all the assorted departments and conducted a bunch of interviews with the focus predominantly on ‘An Unexpected Journey’.
Today comes the result of that trip, a guide to the making of these films that should answer various lingering questions you might have about where the initial film is going and what to expect. The extensive five-part report is now available in the features section. Here are all the key links:
Set Visit: “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey”
From inception to production, a set report on the year’s biggest fantasy epic.
Interview: Sir Peter Jackson
The filmmaker talks frame rates, filming techniques and development woes.
Interview: Sir Ian McKellen
Gandalf himself talks his initial frustrations and the joy of being a wizard.
Interview: Martin Freeman
The ‘Sherlock’ star on his the pressure of being Bilbo and fellow actors.
Interview: Richard Armitage
The handsome ‘Spooks’ star on what it is like to play a dwarf leader.