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.
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug was released December 13th, 2013 and stars Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage, Ken Stott, Graham McTavish, William Kircher, James Nesbitt, Stephen Hunter. The film is directed by Peter Jackson.