Hobbit To Start Shooting In January?
Okay, Okay. So various Middle-Earthians have been promising progress for what seems like a couple of years now. But it seems that the manically-anticipated prequel to Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit could have put it’s litany of troubles behind it at last.
News reached our ears that MGM (or whatever they end up calling themselves after they pull themselves back from the financial precipice) have been pursuing Martin Freeman to play Bilbo, and now Sir Ian McKellan is suggesting that filming for the two-part film could begin in January of 2011 while speaking to The Bolton News. We would bring you quotes, but the truth is that he would not (or probably could not) elaborate any further than that..
But a director for The Hobbit is yet to be confirmed and although Peter Jackson has been continually hinting that he may have to go back down under in a rather “If you want something done properly…” kind of way – there is still nothing confirmed.
However recent word that production company Spyglass is closing in on a deal to buy out MGM and sort the money troubles is probably the most encouraging and substantial news the film has had in many months.
*Picture courtesy of Famozz.com