3Foot7 Ltd, which is the production company for the Hobbit films, announced today (February 7th) that the first day of principal photography for The Hobbit will be March 21, 2011. The movie after a famous Tolkien’s novel of the same name deals with the adventures of Bilbo Baggins the Hobbit who travels to the Lonely Mountain accompanied by a group of dwarves so that to reclaim a treasure taken from them by the dragon Smaug.
The film Director Peter Jackson commented:
Despite some delays we are fully back on track and very excited to get started.
The 3Foot7 Ltd production company has added:
This date has been chosen following practical considerations of the filming schedule requirements, actor availability and the NZ seasons. Shooting will take place at Stone Street Studios in Miramar and on location around New Zealand.
The confirmed cast of the movie includes Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen, Richard Armitage, Ken Stott, Graham McTavish, William Kircher, James Nesbitt, Stephen Hunter, Rob Kazinsky, Aidan Turner, Peter Hambleton, John Callen, Jed Brophy, Mark Hadlow, Adam Brown, Cate Blanchett, Andy Serkis, Mikael Persbrant, Sylvester McCoy and Elijah Wood.
The two parts of The Hobbit films are going to be released in December 2012 and December 2013.