The video uses time-lapse editing to show how the plane was converted into a flying billboard for Peter Jackson’s next epic, based on the work of J.R.R. Tolkien.
The character of Smaug will be played, both through voice and motion-capture, by British thesp Benedict Cumberbatch. Cumberbatch is quite accustomed to working with Martin Freeman, who plays the central character of Bilbo Baggins, since the two co-star in BBC’s very successful series, Sherlock.
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug comes to theaters on December 13. It is the second in a new Tolkien trilogy,