This week I have a real treat for all of you fantasy fans. Peter Jackson, acclaimed director of the Lord of the Rings trilogy of films, has unveiled the first in a series of behind-the-scenes production videos from the set of his newest Tolkien adaptation, The Hobbit.
The Hobbit, along with The Silmarillion, served as prequels to the more well-known Lord of the Rings trilogy authored by J.R.R. Tolkien. Unlike the Silmarillion and the LOTR trilogy, The Hobbit is written with a younger audience in mind (although adults will enjoy it too!). The film is scheduled to be released in late 2012, so you have plenty of time to familiarize yourself with the book beforehand. And if you can’t wait to see Bilbo and all the rest come to life on screen, you can always check out the animated adaptation. Pick up a copy at your local library!