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Wellington Airport and Weta Workshop are working together to create an unforgettable experience into the gateway of the Wellington region for the November 28, 2012, world premiere of Peter Jackson’s first film in The Hobbit Trilogy, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, a production of New Line Cinema and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM).
“Weta is developing a new creation that will be interactive and breathtaking for everyone inside the Wellington Airport,” said Steve Sanderson, Wellington Airport Chief Executive.
Weta Workshop’s Creative Director, Richard Taylor, who is overseeing the project said, “We have had a long and wonderful relationship with the Wellington Airport team, who continually focus on presenting an exciting gateway into our city. We are thrilled to once again be creating something with Wellington Airport that will bring delight to the many visitors coming to our fabulous city.”
The creation is still in development and the full details cannot be released yet, but it will be suspended in the main terminal where all travelers enter and will be 13 metres long and 3 metres high, or the size of a small jet aircraft.
“It’s going to be outstanding to see thousands of visitors coming to Wellington and have this opportunity to showcase the best of our local talent,” Sanderson said. “Wellington Airport has a crucial role to play for the region and is proud to be able to support the premiere”.