“The Hobbit’ wraps up in New Zealand

Peter Jackson on Facebook

Peter Jackson announced via Facebook that filming of the much anticipated “The Hobbit” has finally wrapped. His shout out to Comic-Con – “We made it! Shoot day 266 and the end of principal photography on The Hobbit. Thanks to our fantastic cast and crew for getting us this far, and to all of you for your support! Next stop, the cutting room. Oh, and Comic Con! Cheers, Peter J.”

“The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” is due for release on December 14, 2012 with the second part of the prequel, “The Hobbit: There and Back Again,” released on December 13, 2013.

The prequel was shot in New Zealand like Jackson’s “Lord of the Rings” trilogy but will be in 3D.

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