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Hobbits elude us, but we get to set

December 5, 2011 at 7:22 pm by xoanon  - 

Reporter Ian Allen on a Hobbit hunt: The Pelorus River, 60 kilometres west of Blenheim, features in a scene from The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, showing barrels plunging down the scenic waterway during a perilous journey undertaken by Bilbo Baggins and the dwarfs.

Just like Elmer Fudd on the prowl for pesky wabbits, I headed to Pelorus Bridge on Friday in search of hobbits.

Being armed with Marlborough Express photographer Ben Curran, instead of Elmer’s preferred shotgun, was all that separated me from the hapless hunter.

We had received a tipoff from a source that hobbit activity had escalated in recent days as Peter Jackson’s production company 3 Foot 7 prepared the location for 10 days of filming starting from today. More..

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5 responses to “Hobbits elude us, but we get to set”

  1. TEC L says:

    er. one question. Isn’t the scene with the barrels most likely be in “There and back again” rather than “An Unexpected Journey” ?

  2. Tvandelinder says:

    What a tool… messing with props what an idiot. sounds like this whole artcle is about the jackass who busted onto a movie set and in my opinion doesn’t give anything important on the hobbit production

  3. Isme says:

    I am assuming that they are filming both films at the same time….

  4. Necro-man-sir says:

     I’m sure they have some things separated between the two, but they are shooting both films in three goes over 254? days. Orlando Bloom has already been and gone from NZ (Mirkwood), and the guy playing Bard is there now.

  5. Paulandmel says:

    The hobbits are there filming now saw them there yesterday

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