Warner Brothers plans to announce in a week or two whether Peter Jackson's The Hobbit movies will be made in New Zealand, or be moved to a new location, reports New Zealand Herald.
Warner Bros. to announce where to film The Hobbit movies in a week or two
The Screen Production and Development Association (SPADA), Actors' Equity, and Council of Trade Unions (CTU) representatives met Wednesday in a meeting facilitated by Minister for Economic Development Gerry Brownlee, who said:
"It was a useful and productive discussion, and the parties had agreed to work together to update the conditions of engagement for performers" in the local film and television industry."
A spokesman for Peter Jackson said:
"Warner Brothers are running financial models about the costs of shooting in a variety of countries. We expect a decision is still a week or two away."
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey was released December 14th, 2012 and stars Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage, Ken Stott, Graham McTavish, William Kircher, James Nesbitt, Stephen Hunter. The film is directed by Peter Jackson.