Peter Jackson Completes ‘Hobbit’ Shooting and Liveblogs Last Day

Second film in trilogy due Dec. 13

Peter Jackson has celebrated the final day of production on “The Hobbit” trilogy by liveblogging his entire day in production.

The posts on his Facebook page started with the director waking up and taking a shot of his cat along with descriptions of the  soundstages where shooting  took place.

“Ever since starting these blogs, there’s been something I thought I’d like to try one day (as well as answering the other 19 questions I owe you!) – blogging throughout a shoot day in real time,” Jackson said. “Try to give you all a feeling for what we deal with on an average day.  Today is not exactly ‘average,’ given it’s our last day of shooting, but if I don’t do it today, I never will!”

The final post showed Jackson back home with the cat, Mr. Smudge.

Jackson has used Facebook to communicate several other recent milestones such as Martin Freeman completing his work as the lead character Bilbo Baggins and farewells to Ian McKellen and Orlando Bloom, which included Bloom singing along with the viral video “They’re taking the Hobbits to Isengard.”

SEE ALSO: Orlando Bloom Finishes Legolas Scenes for ‘Hobbit’

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug,” the second film in Peter’s “Hobbit” trilogy, will be released Dec. 13. “The Hobbit: There And Back Again” had been set to open on Dec. 17, 2014.

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” has grossed over $1 billion worldwide since it opened last Dec. 14.

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