All the key updates about The Hobbit in one place - currently in production in locations across Wellington and New Zealand.
Check out the links below for Production Videos, Trailers and Blogs about the making of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.
Come back regularly for more!
13 Nov - The Soundtrack!
Listen to the entire soundtrack streaming from Empireonline.com
8 Nov - Tickets on sale now!
Check out the new Mini trailer
1 Nov - Air New Zealand Hobbit-themed safety briefing video
Check out the story and the video here
28 Oct - Tall Dwarves from Weta
Check out the new feature on NZ Post HQ.
20 Oct - Enormous Gollum dives into Wellington Airport
See the photos and a very cool Time-lapse video.
8 Oct 2012 - Wellington - The Middle of Middle-earth
Wellington Mayor Celia Wade-Brown presents the theme for world premiere week in Wellington.
20 Sep 2012 - A New Trailer!
View The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey trailer on iTunes!
8 Sep 2012 - New App!
The official iTunes app for The Hobbit films is launched.
5 Sep 2012 - Weta announces first book
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, Chronicles: Art and Design
1 Sep 2012 - New titles and release dates
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug and The Hobbit: There and back again
30 July 2012 - A Trilogy!
Peter Jackson's Filmed Adaptation of The Hobbit to be a Trilogy
23 July 2012 - Production Video #8
Includes the end of principal photography and the trip to Comic Con
11-15 July 2012 - San Diego Comic-Con (or should it be Hobbit-Con ?)
Wow, what a Comic Con
7 July 2012 - It's a wrap !
"We made it! Shoot day 266 and the end of principal photography on The Hobbit. Thanks to our fantastic cast and crew for getting us this far, and to all of you for your support! Next stop, the cutting room. Oh, and Comic Con!" Cheers, Peter J
6 June 2012 - Production Video #7
Peter Jackson takes you on a tour of Stone Street Studios
5 June 2012
Weta Collectibles partnership announced!
Wellington World Premiere date confirmed
2 March 2012 - Production Video #6
On Location with Peter Jackson and Andy Serkis
9 February 2012
Billy Connolly joins the cast!
1 February 2012
On Set with TotalFilm.com
24 January 2012
The Hobbit Official Extras Casting Call 2012
16 January 2012
New photo from The Hobbit revealed
24 December 2011 - Production Video #5
Peter Jackson takes you on location!
21 December 2011
The Hobbit Trailer is Here!
20 December 2011 - Quint update #6
Good Morning, Koro!
20 December 2011 - Good News from Warner Bros
First trailer due 20 Dec 7PM Pacific time!
29 November 2011 - Ian McKellen's blog from Imladris
See New Zealand through Sir Ian's eyes
27 November 2011 - Quint update #5
25 Nov 2011 - Quint Update #4
A Palaver of Istari
15 Nov 2011 - An Unexpected Journey: Quint update #3
Beginnings and Endings - Quint's third and final update from Hobbiton.
5 Nov - Quint update #2
Quint on The Hobbit set - Part 2
4 Nov - Production Video #4
Peter Jackson has posted a brand new Production Diary!
2 Nov 2011 - Concerning Hobbiton
Quint on The Hobbit set - Part 1
28 Oct 2011 - The Hobbit World Premiere
Slated for Wellington November 2012!
20 July 2011 - Production Video #3
Peter Jackson's Production Video #3
17 July 2011 - Thorin Oakenshield on TheOneRing.Net
Thorin Oakenshield revealed
15 July 2011 - Balin and Dwalin on TIME.com
Balin and Dwalin shown for the first time
14 July 2011 - More Pics of the Dwarves
First pics of Bifur, Bofur and Bombur (on IGN's website)
See pictures of Kili and Fili
8 July 2011 - First Pics of the Dwarves, and Peter Jackson's Production Video #2
Peter Jackson's Production Video #2
First pics: Nori, Ori and Dori
First pics: Oin and Gloin
27 June 2011 - World's First Hobbit Cover
As a "good luck charm" Empire Magazine puts The Hobbit on its cover.
Read the story.
26 June 2011 - First Look!
Entertainment Weekly has released some exclusive images of Martin Freeman and Sir Ian McKellen in costume as Bilbo and Gandalf and of Peter Jackson in Bilbo's kitchen. They are attached to this article. Read the story.
22 June 2011 - Remember The Lord of the Rings?
If the anticipation of the new movies gets too much to handle, get some relief by reading, watching and listening to a few familiar personalities answering fans' questions about The Lord of the Rings:
20 June 2011 - Casting Updates from Peter Jackson
Barry Humphries and Evangeline Lily join the cast. Read more!
2 June 2011
There's been a very exciting announcement from our friends at Warner Bros. The subject of much speculation among fans since The Hobbit movies were announced three years ago, the titles have now been decided and the launch dates set.
So - get your calendar out and mark these dates:
- The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey opens 14 December 2012
- The Hobbit: There and Back Again opens 13 December 2013
Read the full press release on The Hobbit Facebook page.
This follows some exciting recent announcements from Peter Jackson about casting. Orlando Bloom is making a welcome return to Middle-earth as Legolas and Stephen Fry is taking on the role of Master of Laketown.
14 April 2011 - Peter Jackson's Production Video #1
About lead-up and pre-production