Filming for The Hobbit movie has begun in Wellington.
Wanaka is reportedly in the sights of the makers of The
Hobbit after Maori elders refused to let Peter Jackson film
at the North Island mountain which doubled as Mt Doom in Lord
of the Rings.
Key cast members of 'The Hobbit' made their first media
appearance today, clearly ready to get the show on the road
following chronic delays and industrial action.
The first day of shooting for the 'Hobbit' movies has been
set for March 21, production company 3Foot7 announced today.
Sir Peter Jackson has been discharged from Wellington
Hospital to complete his recovery at home, following an
operation for a perforated ulcer, his publicist said today.
Sir Peter Jackson is recovering in Wellington Hospital's
intensive care unit after undergoing surgery for a stomach
Sir Peter Jackson has undergone surgery after being admitted
to Wellington Hospital with acute stomach pains.
Economic Development Minister Gerry Brownlee has denied
accusations he misled Parliament when filmmakers were
considering moving The Hobbit film production overseas.
They were keen on non-speaking parts, and non-speaking they
An email from Sir Peter Jackson shows union action had
nothing to do with Warner Bros.' decision on whether or not
The Hobbit would be filmed in New Zealand, says Council of
Trade Unions president Helen Kelly.
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