Having raised his commitment to the Hobbit films to three installments, Peter Jackson has picked back up on filming numbers two and three even though people have pretty much decided that 17 hours of Tolkien films is adequate for this lifetime and any others that may follow.

Nonetheless, filming resumes in New Zealand, promising to let us know what happens when short people road trip for a completely different reason than they did in Lord of the Rings.

The next Hobbit films, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, hits theaters December 13th of this year, with The Hobbit: Here and Back Again coming to theaters December 17th, 2014.

Doesn't Jackson know that the whole nation is into movies based on graphic novels now? GOD!