The pieces are moving, wheels are in motion and Wellington is looking for short and tall people for two anticipated movies based on J.R.R. Tolkien’s “The Hobbit.”
Our friend Jack, from the Noldor blog, posted a piece of indisputable evidence on his site and shared it will us. In ran in the Wellington Dominion Post and looks to be pretty authentic. More text and a big reproduction of the ad after the break.

So no green light has officially been given but this is a pretty clear signal that money is being spent and the production has studio approval. In fact, extras casting is just the sort of thing that happens when films are officially in pre-production. It seems like things are going forward but formal announcements are pending the MGM debt settlement. Thanks to Jack and as always stay tuned!