Gandolf Claims Hobbit Film Begins Shooting This June

evolveteam March 18, 2010 1

Sir Ian McKellan claims “The Hobbit” film will starting shooting this June in New Zealand, and drops an interesting tidbit on the “franchise.”

THE HOBBIT’s, two films, start shooting in New Zealand in June. 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.

TWO films? Who didn’t see that coming? There’s lots of money to be made from the RR Tolken series.

Source: Ian McKellan