Pre-production on ‘The Hobbit’, the movie prequel to the Lord of the Rings trilogy, has been plagued with setbacks and delays, but finally, some good news has come its way. In a departure from the original book’s storyline, ‘The Hobbit’ will feature the popular Frodo Baggins, again played by Elijah Wood.
Those details are yet to be confirmed but as the actors have not said they don’t want to be involved, as did the original Bilbo Baggins and the original director, so fans are hopeful for a familiar look to The Shire and its inhabitants. The filming will now take place in New Zealand, as it did for the ‘Lord of the Rings’ trilogy. The problems related to labor laws there have now been resolved as have the financial woes of the MGM studio which also caused delays, so the production team are now spared the headache of trying to recreate the spectacular scenery that helped to make the first three movies so memorable.
If all goes well from now on, we should see ‘The Hobbit’ hitting cinema screens in 2012.