After facing many setbacks, director Peter Jackson has finally
started the shooting for his upcoming movie The Hobbit in
New Zealand on Monday. It is the prequel to the Lord of the
Rings trilogy. The movie was delayed for long time over actors
boycott, studio funding problems and director's stomach ulcer.
Peter Jackson's crew have just begun principle photography on
the The Hobbit. The director has posted a couple of photos
on his new Facebook page after completing the first day of the
shooting at Stone Street Studios in Wellington, New Zealand.
Jackson looks fairly serene in photos. The mood is really great.
"We are very excited to be starting production," Jackson's
assistant Matt Dravitzki said in a statement.
However, the two-film, $500 million fantasy adventure, The
Hobbit, promises a companion epic to Jackson"s The Lord of
the Rings trilogy, which merely pulled in $2.9 billion in
worldwide box office. The first movie is due in theaters in
December 2012, while the second installment will released in the