Weta Workshop took to their Facebook page this evening to announce they have officially begun accepting preorders for their highly anticipated book, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Chronicles – Cloaks and Daggers. This will be Weta’s fourth book in their impressive Chronicles series and their second book focusing solely on The Desolation of Smaug. Weta had this to say about the upcoming release:
The book peers through the silver screen to examine the incredible efforts undertaken to create thousands of costumes, armour, weapons, props and set dressing elements for Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Peter Jackson’s adaptations of JRR Tolkien’s The Hobbit.
Covering both The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey and The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, this lavish volume bulges with behind the scenes images, sumptuous photography and film stills.
The films’ stars and the creative geniuses behind countless beautiful objets d’art share their insights and stories, revealing how it felt to craft, wield and wear these precious pieces of Middle-earth.
Researched and compiled by Weta Workshop senior concept designer Daniel Falconer, with a foreword by Evangeline Lilly, playing Tauriel the Woodland Elf, and an introduction by costume designer Ann Maskrey, this is the definitive guide to the artefacts and sumptuous fabrics of The Hobbit film adaptations.
If you preorder directly through Weta, your copy of Cloaks and Daggers will be signed by at least four of the artists who worked on the movie! As if that isn’t enough, you will also receive a “Dragon’s Gold” reward worth $10, $15, or $50. For more information, you can find the preorder link right here.
Here are a few pictures from Cloaks and Daggers that Weta Workshop has teased us with tonight. Enjoy!