Wellington gets Hobbit premiere

This is going to seriously bend Darien Fenton out of shape.

Wellington will hold the world premiere of The Hobbit in late November next year, Sir Peter Jackson announced in Hobbiton today.

He also welcomed Prime Minister John Key to the Hobbit set – but said it was not a political endorsement.

Sir Peter and Key struck up a relationship last year after the Hobbit movie became embroiled in an employment dispute.

The filmmaker today expressed his gratitude for the Government’s help.

But he was not endorsing Key in the upcoming election campaign and he had worked with the Labour government as well.

Sir Peter and the Hobbit crew started filming on location in Hobbiton five days ago, after having already shot 110 days of  The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Part 1 in his Wellington Weta studios.

The movie will premiere in Wellington and will then go on general release around the world on December 14 next year.

New Zealand keeps the Hobbit movie and Wellington hosts the world Premiere. Of course Labour has pledged to repeal the Hobbit law and are Hobbit haters.


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