Be excited, J.R.R. Tolkienites! Warner Bros./New Line Cinema and MGM Studios have announced that principal photography has officially begun on The Hobbit, Peter Jackson’s highly anticipated two-film prequel to his Academy Award-winning Lord of the Rings trilogy.
Furthermore, as I learned on /Film, Jackson will be keeping fans updated throughout the production with an official Facebook page, featuring news and photos from the set (including the one posted above). Check out and “Like” this page on Facebook by clicking here.
In other Lord of the Rings news, we’re getting a monstrous Blu-ray boxed set of the Extended Edition trilogy on June 28. For more on that, head over to Topless Robot.