‘The Hobbit’ will be finished two days before premiere, says Peter Jackson – video

Director reveals all in behind-the-scenes video diary of the making of the Tolkien epic

Peter Jackson has said The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey will be completed just two days before the New Zealand premiere.

Speaking in his ninth production diary on the making of An Unexpected Journey, the director nervously said the first part of his Tolkien trilogy will be completed two days before the November 28 premiere, adding: “Everyone’s working around the clock to get the film finished.”

The director has been sharing behind-the-scenes footage of his crew making the first part of his trilogy since production began, with a previous eight videos about make-up, location shooting and motion capture.

His latest video blog, which has been sub-titled ‘Post Production’, sees the director chronicle the frantic effort by his team to complete An Unexpected Journey and includes an insight into Howard Shore’s score for the film – you can watch the video below.

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey gets its worldwide premiere in New Zealand on November 28 before opening in UK cinemas on December 14. You can watch the trailer at the bottom of this article.

Jackson’s second The Hobbit film, The Desolation Of Smaug, will follow in December 2013, before the trilogy concludes with There And Back Again in July 2014. Alongside Wood as Frodo Baggins, the films star Martin Freeman as Bilbo Baggins and boast an ensemble cast including Benedict Cumberbatch, Ian McKellen, Cate Blanchett and Orlando Bloom.