Peter Jackson’s Hobbit back in production for pick ups


It’s been a little while since we last heard about the next two Hobbit movies, The Desolation of Smaug and There and Back Again. Even though I had some issues with The Hobbit: An unexpected Journey (Matt, like the majority of people, really dug it), I’m interested to see the next two movies since I have an affinity for the Lord of the Rings films.

 Peter Jackson posted on Facebook that production has briefly resumed in New Zealand for some pick-up shooting. Here was his message:

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!

In the gallery you can see the Facebook image with Ian McKellen. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug will be out on December 13th, 2013, and The Hobbit: There and Back Again will be out on December 17th, 2014.

[Peter Jackson on Facebook via Coming Soon]

Hubert Vigilla
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