There has been a formal update as to the start date of principal photography for the first of the two Hobbit films from production company 3Foot7.Ltd. The start date is now Monday 21 March, and will see the beginning of a new two-part tale in the world of Middle Earth.
The Hobbit films will see the return of several Lord of the Rings veterans including Ian McKellen, Orlando Bloom, Cate Blanchett, and Christopher Lee. It was recently announced that new comer to the series Martin Freeman will play the role of Bilbo Baggins.
The Hobbit adaptations are some time away obviously with the first film scheduled for release in December 2012, stay tuned to accessreel.com for new details as they are released.