The Hobbit [2012, 2013, 2014]

From Academy Award®-winning director Peter Jackson, the trilogy of films is set in Middle-earth 60 years before “The Lord of the Rings,” which Jackson and his filmmaking team brought to the big screen in the blockbuster trilogy that culminated with the Oscar®-winning “The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King.”

The screenplay for “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey,” the first film in the trilogy, is by Fran Walsh & Philippa Boyens & Peter Jackson & Guillermo del Toro.  Jackson is also producing the films, together with Carolynne Cunningham, Zane Weiner and Fran Walsh.  The executive producers are Alan Horn, Toby Emmerich, Ken Kamins and Carolyn Blackwood, with Boyens and Eileen Moran serving as co-producers.

Under Jackson’s direction, all three movies are being shot in digital 3D using the latest camera and stereo technology.  Additional filming, as with principal photography, is taking place at Stone Street Studios, Wellington, and on location around New Zealand.

“The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” (which opened December 2012) and the two remaining films in the trilogy are productions of New Line Cinema and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures, with New Line managing production. Warner Bros. Pictures is handling worldwide theatrical distribution, with select international territories as well as all international television licensing, being handled by MGM.

"The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug" is slated for release December 13 2013 and "The Hobbit: There and Back Again" for December 17, 2014. respectively.

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andyiomoon
26/02/09
Weta Fan

Behind the scenes

I am wearing holes in my LOTR appendices DVDs. I hope there... Read more.

I am wearing holes in my LOTR appendices DVDs. I hope there are plans for exhaustive behind the scenes docos on the making of The Hobbit. Hours and hours and hours please! Hide.

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tink84
22/03/09
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On set

I hope to work on The Hobbit set when production starts. Is... Read more.

I hope to work on The Hobbit set when production starts. Is it too late to join?

I may be wearing holes in my LOTR appendices DVDs too! Seeing the behind the scenes footage makes working on a Weta set seem like a lot of fun. Which I'm very sure it is! Hide.

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simoninsing
02/04/09
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Anticipation

Glad I am not the only person wearing out the extended DVD's.... Read more.

Glad I am not the only person wearing out the extended DVD's. I long for news and hopefully the weta cast can bring us some tit bits along the journey to 2011. Hide.

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