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START OF SHOOT DATE ANNOUNCED FOR ‘THE HOBBIT’ MOVIES
The One Ring Net ^ | February 6th, 2011 | xoanon

Posted on 02/06/2011 8:38:55 PM PST by Lucius Cornelius Sulla

Monday 7 February, Wellington – Production company, 3Foot7 Ltd, is pleased to announce that the first day of principal photography for THE HOBBIT will be Monday 21 March, 2011.

This date has been chosen following practical considerations of the filming schedule requirements, actor availability and the NZ seasons. Shooting will take place at Stone Street Studios in Miramar and on location around New Zealand.

Confirmed cast include: Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen, Richard Armitage, Ken Stott, Graham McTavish, William Kircher, James Nesbitt, Stephen Hunter, Rob Kazinsky, Aidan Turner, Peter Hambleton, John Callen, Jed Brophy, Mark Hadlow, Adam Brown, Cate Blanchett, Andy Serkis, Mikael Persbrant, Sylvester McCoy and Elijah Wood. Director, Sir Peter Jackson, comments: “Despite some delays we are fully back on track and very excited to get started.”


TOPICS: TV/Movies; The Hobbit Hole
KEYWORDS: hobbit; movies; production
The Hobbiton set will be in use starting February 14th, apparently for filming with hobbits other than the principals. After all the delays, it is great to see this thing get started. It is still going to be two movies, in 3-D a la Avastar.
1 posted on 02/06/2011 8:39:00 PM PST by Lucius Cornelius Sulla
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Ping


2 posted on 02/06/2011 8:40:30 PM PST by Lucius Cornelius Sulla ('“Our own government has become our enemy' - Sheriff Paul Babeu)
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To: Lucius Cornelius Sulla

Martin Freeman is a good pick for Bilbo (JMHO).


3 posted on 02/06/2011 8:40:36 PM PST by wolf24
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To: wolf24

Not familiar with most of the actors not in the LOTR movies.


4 posted on 02/06/2011 8:51:43 PM PST by Lucius Cornelius Sulla ('“Our own government has become our enemy' - Sheriff Paul Babeu)
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To: Lucius Cornelius Sulla

Son will go nutzo...me too. lol. Hope they’re as well done as TLOTR trilogy.


5 posted on 02/06/2011 8:51:45 PM PST by kimmie7 (I do not think BO is the antichrist, but he may very well be 665.)
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To: Lucius Cornelius Sulla
It is still going to be two movies

Two movies? There's not that much story.
6 posted on 02/06/2011 9:02:35 PM PST by AnotherUnixGeek
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To: Lucius Cornelius Sulla

Well its about time. Cant wait to see this. Was watching a documentary on Blade Runner and Ridley Scott going on about financial troubles that plagued the set..echoing what Peter is going through no doubt.


7 posted on 02/06/2011 9:04:12 PM PST by Soothesayer9
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To: AnotherUnixGeek

One movie is the Hobbit. The second covers the period between then, and the beginning of the Fellowship: The Necromancer of Dol Goldur, the return of the Nine to Minas Morgul, etc.


8 posted on 02/06/2011 9:12:36 PM PST by PzLdr ("The Emperor is not as forgiving as I am" - Darth Vader)
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To: Lucius Cornelius Sulla

“Confirmed cast include...Richard Armitage...”

What? The guy who outed Valerie Plame? Must be an Orc.

(Just kidding).


9 posted on 02/06/2011 9:14:56 PM PST by happyathome
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To: Lucius Cornelius Sulla

OMgosh.... I CANNOT wait!!!


10 posted on 02/06/2011 9:15:52 PM PST by Reddy (B.O. stinks)
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To: PzLdr

The idea that the second movie will be for the period between The Hobbit and TLOTR has been denied. Instead more of the things going on off scene in the Hobbit will be shown, such as meetings of the White Council, led by Saruman and including Gandalf and Radagast the Brown. Also the driving of the Necromancer out of Dol Gurdor, more of the battle of Long Lake and the battle of the Five Armies.


11 posted on 02/06/2011 9:19:19 PM PST by Lucius Cornelius Sulla ('“Our own government has become our enemy' - Sheriff Paul Babeu)
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To: PzLdr

The idea that the second movie will be for the period between The Hobbit and TLOTR has been denied. Instead more of the things going on off scene in the Hobbit will be shown, such as meetings of the White Council, led by Saruman and including Gandalf and Radagast the Brown. Also the driving of the Necromancer out of Dol Gurdor, more of the battle of Long Lake and the battle of the Five Armies.


12 posted on 02/06/2011 9:19:19 PM PST by Lucius Cornelius Sulla ('“Our own government has become our enemy' - Sheriff Paul Babeu)
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To: happyathome
"Richard Armitage"

I've wondered for a while...Is he 'gay'?

13 posted on 02/06/2011 9:19:39 PM PST by Celtic Cross (Looking to escape to Idaho--Will work for keep.)
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To: Lucius Cornelius Sulla

So...no Christopher Lee?

The story went that he said that was too old to travel to NZ for the shoot, but I’m not sure what the final resolution was. They should do whatever is necessary for him to appear, including filming some scenes in London if necessary; if they had to recast Saruman, it would hurt the films.


14 posted on 02/06/2011 9:20:22 PM PST by denydenydeny (Power always thinks it has a great soul and vast views, beyond the comprehension of the weak-Adams)
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To: Reddy

Movie Premieres to be Christmas 2012 and 2013.


15 posted on 02/06/2011 9:21:40 PM PST by Lucius Cornelius Sulla ('“Our own government has become our enemy' - Sheriff Paul Babeu)
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To: Lucius Cornelius Sulla

16 posted on 02/06/2011 9:23:36 PM PST by randomhero97 ("First you want to kill me, now you want to kiss me. Blow!" - Ash)
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To: Lucius Cornelius Sulla

And...in related news...geeks across the whole world became aroused.


17 posted on 02/06/2011 9:24:23 PM PST by Suvroc10
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To: denydenydeny

The Lord.of.the.Ring.Net site showed Christopher Lee as confirmed last month, but he isn’t on the list. On the other hand Orlando Bloom is mot listed either, and he is definitely confirmed to appear as Legolas (who is hundreds of years old and is a wood elf).


18 posted on 02/06/2011 9:28:59 PM PST by Lucius Cornelius Sulla ('“Our own government has become our enemy' - Sheriff Paul Babeu)
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To: AnotherUnixGeek
Two movies? There's not that much story.

IF it's done properly, they can spend more time expanding and developing all of the characters.

It will be interesting to see where they split it.

Perhaps when the sun comes up and turns the trolls to stone?

19 posted on 02/06/2011 9:33:59 PM PST by airborne (Why is it we won't allow the Bible in school, but we will in prison? Think about it.)
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To: Lucius Cornelius Sulla
Any word on Robert Jordan's Wheel of Time if they're doing a movie or mini-series?
20 posted on 02/06/2011 9:50:08 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle. ~Lincoln)
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To: Lucius Cornelius Sulla
12/25/12? But that's four days after the end of the world. Dang it. I really wanted to see these movies.
21 posted on 02/06/2011 9:54:58 PM PST by BuckeyeTexan (There are those that break and bend. I'm the other kind.)
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To: PzLdr
The second covers the period between then, and the beginning of the Fellowship: The Necromancer of Dol Goldur, the return of the Nine to Minas Morgul, etc.

What will this be based on? Did Tolkien ever write in detail about this period - somewhere in the "Lost Tales" fragments his son Christopher published?
22 posted on 02/06/2011 10:01:11 PM PST by AnotherUnixGeek
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To: AnotherUnixGeek

They have the rights to material in The Hobbit and in TLOTR trilogy, including the appendices, Material from the Silmarillion and the other Tolkien stories is off limits, and would have them in court in hours.


23 posted on 02/06/2011 10:33:41 PM PST by Lucius Cornelius Sulla ('“Our own government has become our enemy' - Sheriff Paul Babeu)
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To: Lucius Cornelius Sulla

The world will end in Dec 2012, so don’t hold your breath.


24 posted on 02/07/2011 12:04:28 AM PST by chuckles
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To: chuckles
“The world will end in Dec 2012, so don’t hold your breath.”

Only if 0bambi is reelected. Confirmed by new translations of Mayan calender.

25 posted on 02/07/2011 2:29:11 AM PST by NTHockey (Rules of engagement #1: Take no prisoners)
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To: Apple Blossom

ping


26 posted on 02/07/2011 2:30:34 AM PST by bmwcyle (It is Satan's fault)
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To: Lucius Cornelius Sulla

Thanks for being about the only GOOD NEWS POST I’ve read this morning - LOL!


27 posted on 02/07/2011 4:49:38 AM PST by Caipirabob ( Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: airborne

Perhaps while they are at Rivendell, about to leave to continue their quest?


28 posted on 02/09/2011 8:47:50 PM PST by Immerito (Reading Through the Bible in 90 Days)
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