After many delays, including fiscal issues related to once-great MGM and writer/director/producer Peter Jackson’s recent ulcer surgery, the two-film adaptation of “The Hobbit” finally has an official start date.
The film’s production company, 3Foot7 Ltd, announced today that shooting of the two-movie version of J.R.R. Tolkien’s classic children’s novel will begin on March 21 at Stone Street Studios in Miramar and on location around New Zealand,” reports EW.com. “The Hobbit” is the prequel to “The Lord of the Rings” trilogy, which Jackson adapted to great acclaim and blockbuster success.
“Despite some unavoidable delays we are fully back on track and very excited to get started,” Jackson said in a statement, according to EW.