29 Nov 2009

Breaking News : The Hobbit - filming delayed (?)

Not very good breaking news are reaching the Shire this evening. Several reports today lead me to believe that The Hobbit filming will be delayed to mid-summer 2010 and not start in March 2010 as it has been announced previously. moviereporter.net (German site) is reporting that Peter Jackson as broken the news to them during a recent interview to promote his latest movie The Lovely Bones. Peter Jackson did not elaborate any further on the delay which could cause an eventual delay in the two movies proposed release dates of December 2011 and 2012. These breaking news are making a little hobbit a bit sad :(

“We’re currently working on the second script which we hope to have completed by the end of this year or beginning of next. When the scripts are completed, we can begin with the exact calculation of the necessary budget. We hope to start filming in the middle of next year. However, we’ve received no green light from the studio yet.”
(Translation from German of Peter Jackson interview via
TheOneRing.net)