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March 17, 2010

'The Hobbit' to Begin Filming in July

Ian McKellen, who plays Gandalf, breaks the news on his website

On his website, Ian McKellen, who plays the wizard Gandalf, announced that "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."

In another report from New Zealand, an insider says The Hobbit will be filmed in 3D.


Sweet! Love the movies so far. Although they have changed a few things I think overall they are great stories and visually stunning. I am a fan of the new type of 3D and think it would be awesome to see the Shire from that perspective. Also if any of you are gamers the online game is fun and enjoyable as well as quite beautiful if your pc has a decent graphics card.

I hope Peter Jackson doesn't ruin it like he did with Return of the King.

Not a fan of the 3D rumor. Enough gimmicks; just make a good movie with a decent script.

Not too excited about the 3D thing either, they can just make it as good as the last 3 movies and I will be happy.