Well, all good things must come to an end, even in 48 frames-per-second. And Peter Jackson and his cast and crew have reassembled in New Zealand for the last few weeks of reshoots on "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug" and "The Hobbit: There and Back Again," the last two entries in his "Hobbit" trilogy that began this past winter with "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey."
This is it. The end of Middle Earth and all of the funny wigs contained therein. To celebrate, Jackson updated his Facebook page, complete with a selfie of the director and a particularly worn-looking Ian McKellan (in full-on Galdalf mode). Pretty great way to announce the conclusion of production on a historic film series.
In addition to the photo, Jackson said a few words about the production: "Back on set for our last Hobbit pick ups. Our last ever Tolkien pick ups, in fact. It's going to be an intense few weeks, but we're looking forward to shooting some powerful scenes with our great cast." Aw, that Jackson — what a softie! While Jackson promises a new blog entry coming soon, we think that he should probably continue with the narcissistic social media angle and, instead of updating fans on the production, he should instead just Instagram photos of what he has for dinner. That will really get the nerds going!
(Also, does anyone think it's kind of funny that he's still filming stuff for a movie that comes out in December of this year? Don't these movies take eight million years to put together?)
"The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug" hits theaters on December 13th, while the final installment "The Hobbit: There and Back Again" will be out on December 17th, 2014.