The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey is having its world premiere in New Zealand on Nov. 28, and director Peter Jackson has released a new video blog detailing the post-production efforts at Park Road Post Production in Wellington, New Zealand.
The video takes viewers from the editorial section to the area where The Hobbit animators work to the sound design department, and hits everything in between. Our personal favorite area is the beard room, which seems like it might be the most fun department on the entire set.
“[The film is] due to be completed literally two days before the premiere … hopefully,” Jackson said with a laugh at the start of the video. Judging by how much fun everyone seems to be having in this blog, it doesn’t seem like the crew is letting the stress get to them.
Jackson’s three-movie adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien’s beloved fantasy novel also features returning Lord of the Rings stars Cate Blanchett, Ian Holm, Christopher Lee, Hugo Weaving, Elijah Wood, Orlando Bloom and Andy Serkis, and an ensemble cast that includes Richard Armitage, John Bell, Jed Brophy, Adam Brown, John Callen, Benedict Cumberbatch, Luke Evans, Stephen Fry, Ryan Gage, Mark Hadlow, Peter Hambleton, Barry Humphries, Stephen Hunter, William Kircher, Evangeline Lilly, Sylvester McCoy, Bret McKenzie, Graham McTavish, Mike Mizrahi, James Nesbitt, Dean O’Gorman, Lee Pace, Mikael Persbrandt, Conan Stevens, Ken Stott, Jeffrey Thomas and Aidan Turner.