The heroes and villains of Middle-earth are one step closer to returning to theatres, because director Peter Jackson has finished principal photography on his two Hobbit movies. Jackson filmed both projects back-to-back, and the massive shoot lasted 266 days.
The first of movie, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, will hobble into cinemas on December 14. The second movie, titled The Hobbit: There and Back Again, will follow a year after that. Both movies were filmed in 3D at 48 frames per second, as opposed to the usual 24. It remains to be seen if mainstream audiences will accept the unfamiliar frame rate.
Writing on his official Facebook page, Jackson also confirmed that he will be at the San Diego Comic-Con next week.