New Zealand Is An Uncredited Star —
We're not sure if New Zealand has an IMDB, but it deserves one for providing the lush backdrop to "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey". The films were produced back to back, like "The Lord of the Rings" films. With the adventure going from the Shire through Rivendell, an Elven colony, and then into the Misty Mountains, there are plenty of surprises awaiting the audiences!
Principal photography for this project will warrant its own coffee table art book, guaranteed. And with Oscar award winning Howard Shore's epic magisterial musical motifs providing extra lushness to the film, this will be one on our 2013 must-have DVDs list. True to the mutual visions of Jackson and Tolkien these landscapes are pulled straight from the pages and given an HD makeover that's quite exquisite!
Check out this dope video about post-production of "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" below: