Production Resumes On THE HOBBIT; Peter Jackson Shares New BTS Pic With Ian McKellen

The final few weeks of production on Peter Jackson's last two Hobbit films, The Desolation Of Smaug and There And Back Again, has officially begun in New Zealand. Check out a set snap featuring Ian McKellen back under the hat as Gandalf..

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By Mark "RorMachine" Cassidy - 5/20/2013
Jackson posted the following to his Facebook page.

"Back on set for our last Hobbit pick ups. Our last ever Tolkien pick ups, in fact. It's going to be an intense few weeks, but we're looking forward to shooting some powerful scenes with our great cast. Our next blog is coming soon!"




The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug hits theaters December 13, and The Hobbit: There and Back Again will be with us December 17, 2014.


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TheDarkKnightRises - 5/20/2013, 2:59 PM
Similarillion ...
LordoftheThrones26 - 5/20/2013, 3:00 PM
Why is Peter Jackson fat again? He was fat then skinny now fat again!
LordoftheThrones26 - 5/20/2013, 3:00 PM
Children of Hurin movie please!
RorMachine - 5/20/2013, 3:03 PM
LordoftheThrones26 , wild guess here..but I'd assume it's because he lost then gained some weight?
PLUSH - 5/20/2013, 3:03 PM
Saw this pic at Facebook hehe
exe - 5/20/2013, 3:07 PM
PJ should take a break from middle earth and make some other projects. Then return one last time for the Silmarillion.
KeefNCookies - 5/20/2013, 3:10 PM
Silmarillion would be so amazing...

And wow, that face... Jackson is quite the dwarf-lookin' fella.
JoeMomma29 - 5/20/2013, 3:18 PM
They better hurry up and finish the filming some of their wizards are going to kill over from old age!
jimoakley666 - 5/20/2013, 3:23 PM
Anyone else think that thing he's doing on itv with Derick Jacobi is shit?
Godzillafart - 5/20/2013, 3:58 PM
@LordoftheThrones26: Second breakfast?
INSTANTJUSTICE - 5/20/2013, 4:13 PM


TheDarkKnightRises - "Similarillion ..."



The don't have the rights to make it and the Tolkein Estate have no intention of selling, for any amount.

It would only work as a TV series.

Facade - 5/20/2013, 4:22 PM
God, I love these two people, they gave me something I've wanted from my childhood.
Super12 - 5/20/2013, 8:44 PM
@Instant justice - TRUTH.

Silmarillion is 50x the size and scope of LOTR, we will never ever see it on the big screen cause it would take at least 9 or so movies to briefly explain everything. Also the Tolkeins will never give up the rights to it which I don't blame them for. It's like holy scripture to them, it shouldn't be tainted.

But..........a tv series would be epic.....lol
countrymadness - 5/20/2013, 9:42 PM
@JoMomma29 Yeah McKellen looks ooooooold!
exirae - 5/20/2013, 10:36 PM
Instead of making the silmarillion one movie, or one set of movies (which is of course insane) they should pick out stories from it, hand them to different directors and make a whole shit ton of movies. There are too many characters, too many little stories, it'd be like adapting the bible into one movie or trilogy. I'd rather have Darren aronofsy's Noah, the last temptation of Christ, the Ten Commandments etc.
SotNatt - 5/20/2013, 10:56 PM
@countymadness....because he is old?
OrsonRandall - 5/21/2013, 3:18 AM
A Film on Beren and Luthien, would make me very happy.
beane2099 - 5/21/2013, 4:37 AM
The folks of the Tolkein estate (for some reason) doesn't like Peter Jackson's LOTR trilogy. I'm still not sure why. I think it's about as perfect a translation of the source material as you can get. Given that, I doubt they'd let him do the Silmarillion or anyone else for that matter.

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