The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug will be arriving in theaters soon, and fans of J.R.R. Tolkien will be seeing the legendary author’s fantasy adventure through the eyes of another. Producer, director, and co-writer Peter Jackson takes us on a brief journey through the making of The Hobbit, including details on the upcoming film and its predecessors.

The Making Of The Hobbit

The Hobbit is a cinematic masterpiece that deserves to be cherished and seen by as many people as possible. It is a pure enjoyment to behold such a beautiful collection of words put to film, and it is even more exciting to be apart of the process that brought it to life. The Hobbit was originally envisioned as part of a trilogy, and many of its individual scenes and beats were informed by Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings. The films’ producers acknowledged this, and even though they wanted to make a stand-alone story, the influences can still be felt.

Tolkien’s extensive mythology provides the backdrop to Jackson’s engaging adventure, and it is through these rich pages that The Hobbit shines. Never before has there been a cinematic adaptation that better captured the essence of one of the author’s most famous works. It is an incredible feat that Jackson and his collaborators achieved, and it is an honor to have been a part of this wonderful endeavor.

The Hobbit Gets A Post-Pandemic Release

The Hobbit is one of the few films slated for release this year that could be considered safe to watch in the comfort of your home. It was one of many films postponed in the wake of the pandemic, and it is truly a great blessing that this home release was made possible. Filmmakers have always known that movie theaters were a favorite target of the COVID-19 pandemic, and Jackson was no exception. Even though shooting on The Hobbit took place in isolated locations in Northern Ireland, the director and many of the cast and crew contracted the virus while on set. Fortunately, they all recovered quickly, and none of them went on to contract the more severe cases that were later reported.

While many filmmakers chose to stay off-set during the pandemic, Jackson was one of the few who chose to keep working, and he even managed to shoot parts of the film in the United Kingdom in early April.

All Will Be Well

The Lord of the Rings was also the inspiration for Jackson’s ambitious upcoming sci-fi epic, The Man Of Steel, which he promises will be “an all-time favorite film” of his. In addition to shooting in England and Wales in the summer of 2021, the director took the opportunity to travel back in time and visit many of the places he shot for The Hobbit. It will be interesting to see how much all these little details will add to the film, which is set for release on April 10, 2022.

The good news is that Tolkien’s legend lives on through Jackson’s artistry, and it will be preserved for future generations to enjoy. Thanks to Twentieth Century Fox for sponsoring this article, and we look forward to seeing how Peter Jackson’s imagination will bring The Hobbit to life once more.