The Hobbit Stays in New Zealand!

<i>The Hobbit</i> Stays in New Zealand!

With all the back and forth going on with this movie, things are starting to get grounded.

Looks like the uphill climb to get the Hobbit movies filmed is one step closer to being over. New Zealand Prime Minister John Key announced that both "The Hobbit" films are keeping their productions in New Zealand.

Plagued with labor disputes, media fights, bankruptcy, and considerations of moving the production to Europe or other locations, the announcement essentially brings to a close a media whirlwind that has been making headlines for several weeks now. It also means the production is still on track for its planned start in February 2011 with the two films released on December 2012 and December 2013.

Great news! And now we can look forward to the familiar surroundings we saw in all Lord of the Rings films now that production is back in New Zealand.
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Filed Under "Fantasy" 10/27/2010 Source: Hollywood Reporter
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LEEE777 - 10/27/2010, 9:13 AM
Whoa cool 4 NZ!!!

Sweet find @ HELA! :)
HelaGood - 10/27/2010, 9:21 AM
thanks guys! and yeah im happy too. i was thinking that even with all this hulabaloo and drama it just ended up neat and tidy. with jackson not directing and now he is, with the actors on strike and now they arent, with no money and now there is, with NZ saying you cant film here and now they can... can you saw over-the-top publicity stunt?
Necrophobos - 10/27/2010, 9:29 AM
over the top or not, we win. and if all goes well and these movies generate more money than the trilogy, maybe we will get even more movies in this universe. I will not be satisfied with only 5 movies and 2 fan made ones. I want more Middle-Earth. The best fantasy ever.
marvel72 - 10/27/2010, 9:37 AM
so it should.
IrfonW - 10/27/2010, 9:43 AM
finaly the union shit is sorted 2012 can't come any sooner :(
comicb00kguy - 10/27/2010, 10:05 AM
Everything about this film (or films) has turned out to be a complete circus. I'm glad to hear that it sounds like they'll at least be filming in New Zealand. Let's get this thing rolling!

Necrophobos: I agree- Middle-Earth is the best fantasy ever.
HelaGood - 10/27/2010, 10:06 AM
i confirm comicb00kguy 's comment
LEEE777 - 10/27/2010, 10:13 AM
HELAAAAAAAAA @ Nooooooo lol, as much as I love LOTR, nothing beats STAR WARS!!!


Well unless your classing STAR WARS as Sci-Fi, then agreed lol! : P
GrayFox1025 - 10/27/2010, 10:14 AM
Hazzzaahh!!! that is a huge step, now time to get this shit rolling i want this movie to be out now!
HelaGood - 10/27/2010, 10:43 AM
@LEEE777 agreed! but LOTR took what Star Wars did and made another leap forward for the sci-fi/fantasy genre.
juggy4711 - 10/27/2010, 10:59 AM
LoTR was written long before Star Wars. They both took cues from real mythology and made their leaps. I would agree they are the two greatest modern fantasy sagas.

In written form though, LotR has a far greater scope. Edge to LotR.
LEEE777 - 10/27/2010, 11:10 AM
HELA @ True!!! :)

juggy4711 @ Nah edge = STAR WARS! : P
LEEE777 - 10/27/2010, 11:14 AM
Still if you cross STAR WARS & LOTRs you get =


Needs 2 be made!
HelaGood - 10/27/2010, 11:29 AM

You HAVE seen the trailer for "Ultramarines", yes? if not, CLICK HERE NOW!!!

Runefyst - 10/27/2010, 2:36 PM
Arguing about which is better between LOTR or SW is like arguing about vanilla & chocolate cake. Or how much better the sex is from a hot blonde or hot brunette.

As far as I'm concerned, there's plenty of room in my life for both choices. ;D
NexusStrider - 10/27/2010, 2:42 PM
George Lucas even said that Tolkien's books were a strong influence on his idea for Star Wars.
HelaGood - 10/27/2010, 3:35 PM
@Runefyst brunettes win... hands down. or hands tied down. either or works.

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