Making on Sir’s Hobbit films began in Wellington nowadays, next many months of internal strife and delays.
Known the number of setbacks that have plagued the project – disputes over distribution rights to the films, MGM’s monetary woes, manufacturing feat, and the departure of Guillermo Del Toro – you’d be forgiven for wondering if production would ever go ahead.
though, the shed and crew are “raring to go” as filming of the two $500 million movies finally kicked off today.
The two films will be filmed in 3D throughout New Zealand and at Stone Street Studios in Wellington over the next 14 months.
The cast includes some names already familiar with Middle Earth, including Sir( ), (Frodo), (Gollum), and (Galadriel). is set to star as Bilbo Baggins.
A number of the cast counting McKellen have been in Wellington for the last two months preparing for the films.
The primary film is set to be released in late 2012 with the second part following in 2013.
Jackson also communal two snaps on Face book of himself on the recently constructed hand baggage End put.