The Hobbit to be made in New Zealand after all

After a lot of controversy and an elaborate plan B to film The Hobbit in the UK, it seems that the prequel to the Lord of the Rings trilogy will be made in New Zealand, after all.  Warner Bros and Peter Jackson had been in talks with the New Zealand government to try to find a resolution to the labor union issues the production team was having with the New Zealand actors.

It’s unclear what they ended up agreeing to, but the New Zealand prime minister announced at a press conference that an agreement has been made, and that The Hobbit will be filmed entirely in New Zealand.  This is good news not only for the country’s promotional interests, but also for the thousands of New Zealand citizens working on the films.