Low and behold fans of hairy legs, The Hobbit has finally got a production date. Peter Jackson has enough left in the engine to knock out another one. According to the official press release The Hobbit will start shooting on March 21. Thats 2 months for all the artists to get online & book their flights down to old New Z.
This date has been chosen following practical considerations of the filming schedule requirements, actor availability and the NZ seasons. Shooting will take place at Stone Street Studios in Miramar and on location around New Zealand. Confirmed cast include: Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen, Richard Armitage, Ken Stott, Graham McTavish, William Kircher, James Nesbitt, Stephen Hunter, Rob Kazinsky, Aidan Turner, Peter Hambleton, John Callen, Jed Brophy, Mark Hadlow, Adam Brown, Cate Blanchett, Andy Serkis, Mikael Persbrant, Sylvester McCoy and Elijah Wood. Director, Sir Peter Jackson, comments: "Despite some delays we are fully back on track and very excited to get started."