There's a show that just aired called Derren Brown: Apocalypse. In it, Brown fakes the end of the world (with meteor showers and zombies), for one person. It's kind of like if The Truman Show, except with slightly more zombies.

There's a...very long picture...sort of thing...showing several key scenes from the Hobbit movie, right up to the escape from Mirkwood in the barrels. Don't know if this was known or not, but it looks like The Hobbit: AUJ will be at least up to the escape of Mirkwood.