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The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey  (2012)
Directed by: Peter Jackson
Cast: Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage, Cate Blanchett, Orlando Bloom, Christopher Lee IMDB Database page about The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey page about The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

Studio(s): - Stone Street Studios - Pinewood Studios - Leavesden Studios

Stone Street Studios: Principal photography began on March 21 2011
Stone Street Studios: 'B' Stage - Bag End interior
Pinewood Studios: Due to the length of the flight from London to New Zealand, Ian Holm and Christopher Lee shot their scenes at Pinewood Studios. This brief period of shooting in the UK ended mid-July 2011, and used F Stage and N+P Stage.

Part One of the new trilogy of Hobbit movies. 

Peter Jackson has been keeping a video diary, now in 9 parts (see below)


Production Diary #9 (post-production)

Production Diary #8 (end of Principal Photography and Comic Con)

Production Diary #7

Production Diary #6

Production Diary #5

Production Diary #4

Production Diary #3

See below for more Production Diary entries.

The production is divided into three blocks, to allow time for editing and visual effects work. The Hobbit Parts One and Two has an overall production schedule of 254 days.

  • Block 1 - March - mid July 2011
  • Block 2 - 5 September 2011 to ?
  • Block 3 - 22 October - 15 December 2011 - 7.5 weeks on location around New Zealand (see Production Diary #5)


Production Diary #2

Production Diary #1

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