Peter Jackson plans online sneak peek of 'Smaug'

March 12, 2013 at 7:52 PM
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LOS ANGELES, March 12 (UPI) -- New Zealand-born filmmaker Peter Jackson will offer a sneak peek of "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug" online this month, Warner Bros. said.

Jackson -- whose blockbuster "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" is to be released on DVD and Blu-ray March 19 -- will introduce a glimpse of the movie's sequel "The Desolation of Smaug" March 24 at 3 p.m. EDT at www.hobbit.com/sneak.

Fans can submit video questions for the Oscar-winning filmmaker through March 19 on "The Hobbit" Facebook page, or through the Vine mobile app using the hashtag #askPeterJackson, for a question and answer session to follow the premiere of the "Smaug" clip.

Fans can also Tweet links to video questions using the hashtag #askPeterJackson.

The live event will be limited to holders of an UltraViolet code, available by purchasing the home version of "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey," the studio said.

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