‘The Hobbit’ to get world premiere in November

Meanwhile Peter Jackson's latest video blog has arrived

The Hobbit will receive its world premiere in New Zealand this November.

Peter Jackson returns to middle earth with the first of two movies, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, on December 14. It has now been announced that the world will get its first chance to see the movie at the Embassy Theatre in Wellington on November 28, two weeks before it hits theatres. Producers are trying to secure all of the main cast to attend.

Jackson said in a statement: “I know I speak for a company of hobbits, dwarves, elves and orcs when I say that this city holds a special place in all of our hearts. We cannot think of a more perfect way to send The Hobbit off into the world than to celebrate with a huge party here in Wellington, where the journey began”.

Meanwhile, the latest of Jackson’s behind-the-scenes video blogs has just premiered over at Facebook.com/TheHobbitMovie. The director’s seventh clip shows the project’s work from Stone Street Studios, Miramar, Wellington in New Zealand and features footage of Orlando Bloom and James Nesbitt.

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey stars Martin Freeman as Bilbo Baggins and features an ensemble cast including Sir Ian McKellen, Elijah Wood, Andy Serkis, Orlando Bloom, Evangeline Lilly, Bret McKenzie and Cate Blanchett. Watch the trailer above.Video