Hobbit Sets A Date, Jackson Ready

Many have been waiting for this announcement for years – shooting is officially set to kick off Monday March 21st on “The Hobbit” reports The One Ring.Net.

The date was set “following practical considerations of the filming schedule requirements, actor availability and the NZ seasons.” Filming will take place at Stone Street Studios in Miramar and on location around New Zealand.

Peter Jackson has left hospital following his recent surgery, and things are reportedly “back on track” according to the director himself.

Confirmed cast members for the shoot include 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.