Jackson's new video diary gives sneak peek at famous Hobbit scene

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Dec 17, 2012

Is there any director busier than Peter Jackson? The man behind The Lord of the Rings—and more recently The Adventures of Tintin—has just posted a brand-new production video diary from The Hobbit's long and grueling location shoot.

Once again, we not only get to see the beautiful and majestic sweeping landscapes of Middle-earth New Zealand, but we get to see more of our brave company of dwarves, led by Thorin Oakenshield (Richard Armitage), Martin Freeman as a young Bilbo Baggins and Sir Ian McKellen—back again to form as Gandalf the Grey—who introduces that most important aspect of all filmmaking: that's right, catering!

Jackson also gives us a brief look at one very important scene taken straight from J.R.R. Tolkien's Hobbit: *MILD SPOILERS* namely, the thrilling barrel escape scene. Looks like a riot ... and then Mother Nature interferes and it gets pretty dangerous.

Have a look:

Just looking at the logistics of having two units crisscrossing all over New Zealand is totally exhausting! Our hats to you, guys!

How impressed are you NOW? And are getting even more excited for The Hobbit?

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