THE HOBBIT moving to London?

Joshua Brunsting

by: Joshua Brunsting
October 21st, 2010

Coming a day after the proclamation that the film will be leaving its native New Zealand, it appears as though THE HOBBIT may have found a home.

Screenwriter Fran Walsh recently told Radio NZ (via The Playlist) that “Warner Brothers has got a huge studio that HARRY POTTER have vacated that they own and they say would be perfect for us.” The studio in question here? It’s the Leavesden stage, which is roughly 50,000 square meters of space, and has housed all of the HARRY POTTER films, all based in London.

Apparently, WB has purchased the studio with the hopes of turning it into a tourist spot, offering tours of different film sets. This would fit perfectly into what could be one hell of a massive film that THE  HOBBIT will ultimately become. Personally, my distaste for all things LORD OF THE RINGS has been vocalized, but I do have to say, I wouldn’t mind being able to take a tour of their lavish sets. This would be more than economical for the studio, so while this could be a non-story to most, this may prove to have much more of an impact than one would think.

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