Tuesday, May 22, 2012

MUST SEE: New Shots Of THE HOBBIT's Movie Set!!

WOW. Gorgeous as ever. I can't wait to be transported back to Hobbiton and into yet another adventure starting in the gorgeous greenery of The Shire.

If you happen to be in New Zealand you can now take a tour of all these spectacular sets through Rings Scenic Tours on the North Island near Matamata.

Says THE HOBBIT director Peter Jackson: "We are really excited to be able to offer fans of the films the chance to walk around and explore this beautifully crafted set, which is a centerpiece of both The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit."

From Dailymail: Jackson first began the nine-month construction at the Alexander family farm on Buckland Road in 1999, thanks to the emerald rolling hills untouched by 20th century clutter such as roads, buildings, or power lines. The initial construction involved planting Barberry hedges, trees, and gardens. 37 hobbit holes were created and The Mill and double arch bridge were built. The large established tree placed in front of the lake was already perfect for the Hobbiton landscape, and it was renamed the 'party tree' since Hobbits are a merry folk who love nothing better than a good party.

J.R.R. Tolkien's first foray into Middle Earth has been split into two films, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey and The Hobbit: There and Back Again, and the cast and crew endured a mammoth 254-day shoot to recreate the thousand-plus pages. 

Jackson said: "You just get in that state of tiredness and stay there, but that's OK. The movie keeps you going. We're working with much of the same crew as Lord of the Rings and obviously some of the actors like Ian McKellen, Cate Blanchett, Hugo Weaving, and Andy Serkis are back so it's like a reunion. Plus we've got all the new boys."

Jackson revealed that Martin Freeman has slipped easily into the Hobbit feet of his predecessor, Ian Holm: "He fits the ears, and he's got some very nice feet. I think he's got the biggest Hobbit feet we've got so far."

THE HOBBIT(s) are being shot on 3ality Technica rigs.

Source: Dailymail

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