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Thursday, March 24, 2011

The Hobbit Begins Filming, First Photo From The New Zealand Set!

Author: Josh Tyler


It’s an exciting time to be a movie fan. Filming on the first of The Hobbit films began today in New Zealand. To celebrate the production has not only released a first look at director Peter Jackson climbing back into his Hobbit hole, but they’ve also launched an official Hobbit production blog.

The first three Lord of the Rings movies revolutionized the way fans connect with the movies they’re excited about with unprecedented, never before since duplicated access behind the scenes video, images, and access straight from the New Zealand set. Since then Hollywood has drifted away from letting us all in to the world behind the screen, but hopefully The Hobbit blog will bring it all back. To kick things off, here’s your first look at Peter Jackson on The Hobbit set!

Peter Jackson re-enters Bag End.
If those photos look at all familiar, it's probably because Peter Jackson took a very similar photo during the start of filming on Lord of the Rings, now more than a decade ago. Here's that photo of Peter Jackson in Bag End, striking a similar pose while filming Fellowship of the Ring:

For more on The Hobbit, including the movie's new official synopsis and complete cast list, visit its page in our Blend Film Database.