Not surprisingly it seems “The Hobbit” can be lumped alongside the next James Bond film with the continuing issues in the wake of MGM’s financial problems putting production in limbo reports The One Ring.
Though no official date was ever set or announced for the Guillermo del Toro/Peter Jackson collaboration, there had been murmurs of a potential June/July start in the online world as every blogger and his dog over-interpreted any comments they could from Jackson, del Toro or any of the stars and producers.
Now sources for One Ring, along with the latest report of a star (in this case Andy Serkis) slipping out a comment over at Digital Spy, have lead to talk of filming not starting until the end of the year and many prognostications of doom.
In reality it won’t be until a while after the MGM debts/sale issue is resolved that any announcement of dates will be forthcoming. Don’t be surprised if we don’t hear anything until sometime during the Summer.
The news comes as photos emerge in the New Zealand press (see here) indicating that work has begun on building and rebuilding the Hobbiton location sets from the ‘Rings’ trilogy for the upcoming prequel.