In what seems as though it is one of the most appropriate decisions that could possibly be made, Peter Jackson’s upcoming (and highly-anticipated) adaptation of “The Hobbit” has now officially landed a site for the premiere of its first part (“The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey”) — and it just so happens to be the same country where the movies are currently being filmed.
Jackson himself made the announcement this week to members of the media in New Zealand, where he has been shooting for several months now. Being that the second part in this saga (“The Hobbit: There and Back Agan”) does not hit theaters until 2013, filming is going to actually continue on the project deep into 2012.
The official release for “An Unexpected Journey” is December 13, 2012 — an identical time frame to when “The Lord of the Rings” trilogy was released in theaters.
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