Entertainment

New Hobbit film gets NZ premiere

PJ with the PM. Peter Jackson and John Key at the Hobbit movie set.
PJ with the PM. Peter Jackson and John Key at the Hobbit movie set.

WELLINGTON will host the premiere of the latest Peter Jackson blockbuster The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey in late November 2012.

Sir Peter Jackson, Warner Brothers and Village Roadshow made the announcement at a press conference in Matamata this morning.

The premiere will be prior to the worldwide release of the movie on December 14, 2012.

At the Hobbiton movie set in Matamata today was Prime Minister John Key, who was being hosted by director Peter Jackson.

>> More entertainment news

Sir Peter said filming was going well.

"There's room for things to go wrong but fingers crossed it will all go well."

Asked if his appearance with Mr Key was an endorsement for the election, Sir Peter said he was "not really a political person."

He said National's help in changing labour laws had greatly helped keep the Hobbit in New Zealand, but he had also worked closely with other governments in the past, including Helen Clark's.

Topics:  the hobbit: an unexpected journey


Local Real Estate

finda logo
Featured Real Estate
Quality Near-New Lowset... $339,000
House 4 2 2
4 Bedrooms - Pool ... $279,000
House 4 1 1
Solid Elevated Home On... $298,000
House 3 1 2

Join the Community.

Get your local news, your way.

Stay Connected

Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.


Marketplace

Special Offers & Promotions

Compare & Save