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The Hobbit – filming update

November 30, 2009 Leave a comment

The filming of The Hobbit has been the centre of speculation since the Lord of the Rings trilogy was released. But it seems that things are starting to come together. Peter Jackson is, once again, in the think of things. He will be producing the film and has brought Guillermo Del Toro on as the director (his work includes – Blade 2, Hellboy 1 and 2 and Pan’s Labyrinth).

At the moment the script is still busy being drafted. But it seems that Jackson is hopeful that filming will start next sometime next year saying, “We’re currently working on the second script which we hope to have completed by the end of this year or beginning of next.  When the scripts are completed, we can begin with the exact calculation of the necessary budget.  We hope to start filming in the middle of next year. However, we’ve received no green light from the studio yet.”

From previous Jackson comments it seems that the film will be released in two parts over two years. Part 1 is roughly scheduled for release in December 2011, and Part 2 in December 2012.