After multiple delays, last minute castings, and a health scare, The Hobbit is on the move! The film’s production was pushed back after director and producer Peter Jackson had to go in for surgery to repair a perforated ulcer. The procedure sounds pretty painful and we weren’t sure what effect it would have on the production. Thankfully, Jackson has recovered and given fans a glimmer of hope by announcing The Hobbit’s production start date.

The Hobbit’s production company Foot7 Ltd announced on Monday morning that principal photography on the film will begin on March 21. Jackson went on to say, “Despite some delays we are fully back on track and very excited to get started.” Ltd also revealed that the March 21 date was chosen for practical reasons.

“This date has been chosen following practical considerations of the filming schedule requirements, actor availability and the NZ seasons. Shooting will take place at Stone Street Studios in Miramar and on location around New Zealand.”

Yes! In a little over a month, the actors will descend upon New Zealand to continue the Middle Earth legacy. After all the drama, it looks like it’s finally happening. The Hobbit will finally get made!

Are you excited about the new film?

Source: Foot 7 Ltd via Coming Soon