McKellen: "Hobbit Starts Filming In June"

Gandalf actor confirms start date on his website

Sir Ian McKellen, who will be returning to play Gandalf in the two Guillermo Del Toro-directed movie adaptations of The Hobbit , has confirmed on his website that the the films will start shooting in June.

The Hobbit s, two films, start shooting in New Zealand in June. Filming will take over a year. Casting in Los Angeles, New York City and London has started. The script too proceeds. The first draft is crammed with old and new friends, again on a quest in Middle-earth,” says the actor’s announcement.