The Hobbit

Hobbit casting call overwhelmed

Hobbit casting call overwhelmed

A casting call for extras in Sir Peter Jackson's movie The Hobbit had to close its doors early on Saturday after being overwhelmed with hopefuls.

Otago stars in new 'Hobbit' video

Otago stars in new 'Hobbit' video

Tantalising glimpses of Otago landscapes used by the film-makers shooting The Hobbit appear in another production video presented by Sir Peter Jackson.

Long road ahead for Hobbit fans

Long road ahead for Hobbit fans

The wait is over for Middle Earth fans - the first Hobbit trailer has been released. Now they just have to get through another 12 months until the first of the two films is out.

Secrecy surrounds Hobbit filming

Secrecy surrounds Hobbit filming

Up to 250 members of The Hobbit film crew were working on Treble Cone, in the Matukituki Valley, yesterday but those in charge were keeping mum about who was in town and what part of J.R.R. Tolkein's popular story was being filmed.

A visitation of hobbits

A visitation of hobbits

The news yesterday that Sir Peter Jackson and his wife Fran Walsh have secured the future of Wellington's innovative Bats theatre - which has over the years nurtured a small pantheon of original home-grown talent - by buying the central-city building housing it, coincides with his working sojourn to this part of the world.

Hobbit: On set with Peter Jackson

Hobbit: On set with Peter Jackson Sir Peter Jackson says the sunshine, mountains and fresh air of Arcadia Station, near Queenstown, have raised both his spirits and those of the 450 cast and crew of The Hobbit.

Tree's demise Hobbit-sized crisis

Tree's demise Hobbit-sized crisis

The old giant beech tree which prompted Sir Peter Jackson and 450 cast and crew members to film a scene for The Hobbit near Paradise, beyond Glenorchy and Queenstown, survived for a century until a storm blew it down six weeks ago.

Cast, crew of Hobbit films fly in to Dunedin

Cast, crew of Hobbit films fly in to Dunedin

Hundreds of cast and crew for the Hobbit films have flown to Dunedin International Airport seemingly bound for Otago film sets.

Warner Bros claims $20m from taxpayers

The production company for Sir Peter Jackson's The Hobbit racked up $20.2 million for its tax rebate in the first year of production, according to its financial statements.

Flying visit

Flying visit

Lord of the Rings and Hobbit actor Andy Serkis took a break from filming at the weekend to pay a short visit to Queenstown.

Syndicate content