Peter Jackson Begins Filming The Hobbit

Peter Jackson Begins Filming The HobbitAt last! After a string of delays and a long and turbulent pre-production, filming of The Hobbit has finally begun. The initial delay was financial troubles at MGM, this led to the loss of the original director Guillermo Del Toro, leaving the job open for Peter Jackson, which is how it should have been anyway. Then Peter Jackson’s workshop and studios caught fire, this was followed by threats of union action and strikes. Soon after Jackson had a health scare, he ended up in hospital with a perforated ulcer.

The prequel to The Lord of The Rings, will be split into two films and will be shot in 3D. The films are being shot at Peter Jackson’s Stone Studios in New Zealand. Peter Jackson released pictures of the set on his Facebook page. The films are expected to take two years to complete, assuming there are no further delays and setbacks.

British actor Martin Freeman is starring as the hobbit Bilbo Baggins, he has said that playing Baggins is the role of a lifetime. Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen, Cate Blanchett and Orlando Bloom will be returning to their roles from The Lord of the Rings.


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