The $676 million we almost lost!

The Herald reported:

Making the movie trilogy The Hobbit has cost more than half a billion dollars so far, double the amount spent on the three movies in the “The Lord of the Rings” series.

That figure includes the major 266 days of filming with actors that was completed last year, although it doesn’t include an additional two months or so of “pick-up” shoots done this year. There will likely also be additional post-production costs as the next two movies are completed.

Through March 31, production had cost NZ$676 million New Zealand dollars, according to financial documents filed Friday.

Are Labour still vowing to reverse the law change that helped keep The Hobbit in New Zealand?

I can’t wait for The Desolation of Smaug in December.

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