The Hobbit begins shooting in July

There have been an almost unfathomable number of rumours circling the production of Guillermo del Toro‘s adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit. Thankfully, Gandalf himself has stepped in and cleared up any confusion.

The following is taken from Ian McKellen‘s official website.

THE HOBBIT’s, two films, start shooting in New Zealand in July. Filming will take over a year. Casting in Los Angeles, New York City and London has started. The script too proceeds. The first draft is crammed with old and new friends, again on a quest in Middle Earth. The director Guillermo del Toro is now living in Wellington, close to the Jacksons’ and the studio in Miramar.

Thanks Ian! That makes my job easier!

Just for fun, here is Ian McKellen explaining the art of acting to Ricky Gervais on the show Extras.

Discuss: We haven’t really discussed this project on the Quickflix Blog before (mainly because we haven’t had any real news to discuss). So, what are your thoughts on both Peter Jackson‘s Lord of the Rings series and del Toro’s take on The Hobbit?

One Response to “The Hobbit begins shooting in July”

  1. OH Yeah! looking forward to seeing this movie…I hope it is also in 3D!!!I did find the movies of LOTR so good I bought the books. I also bought the book The Hobbit and really look forward to watch these movies!

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