Author(s): Brian Sibley
Packed with behind-the-scenes photographs and exclusive interviews with cast and crew, this official illustrated guide tells the detailed story of the making of the final film in the award-winning Hobbit trilogy, directed by Peter Jackson. Journey deeper into the magical world of the hobbit, Bilbo Baggins, through exclusive interviews with director Peter Jackson, Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen, Orlando Bloom and principal filmmakers and cast, including Benedict Cumberbatch, who reveals film-making secrets about playing both the evil Necromancer and the dragon, Smaug. Richly illustrated with hundreds of behind-the-scenes photos of the actors, locations, creatures and costumes, this special collector's edition hardback is an essential guide to the final film in the award-winning trilogy. 'In our adaptation of The Hobbit we have done something that Tolkien didn't succeed in doing in print and, hopefully, this will come fresh to people who will have never seen the full story playing out in chronological order.' PETER JACKSON
BRIAN SIBLEY is a writer and broadcaster with a lifelong interest in fantasy books and cinema. In addition to his award-winning radio adaptations of Tolkien he has collaborated with artist John Howe on J.R.R. Tolkien's The Maps of Middle-earth. Following his bestselling accounts of the making of Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings trilogy and his official biography, Peter Jackson: A Filmmaker's Journey, Brian returns to chronicle the making of The Hobbit.