Sir Ian McKellen Completes Filming on Peter Jackson's 'The Hobbit'
Right now director Peter Jackson is busy finishing up production on The Hobbit trilogy as the release of The Desolation of Smaug this winter inches closer and There and Back Again waits patiently to finish the adventure in 2014. Well, today one of the principal cast members finished filming and Peter Jackson felt it was necessary to commemorate the time Sir Ian McKellen spent on set as Gandalf with a farewell photo. After all, McKellen will have been Gandalf for six films when all is said and done, and may not end up playing the wizard again. Jackson said, "Seconds ago we finished our last shot with Gandalf. The end of an incredible adventure that began in 1999. I'm feeling very sad right now." See the photo below!
Here's the photo of Peter Jackson and Sir Ian McKellen on The Hobbit set, from the director's Facebook:
In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit… J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit, being directed by Peter Jackson as three separate movies, is set in Middle-Earth 60 years before Tolkien's Lord of the Rings, which Jackson and his filmmaking team brought to the big screen in a trilogy ten years ago. The films, with screenplays by Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens, Guillermo del Toro and Peter Jackson, were shot consecutively in digital 3D using the latest cameras. The Hobbit follows the journey of Bilbo Baggins, played by Martin Freeman, who is swept into an epic quest to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor, which was long ago conquered by the dragon Smaug. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug lands in theaters in 3D & 48FPS on December 13th.