Finally, something New Zealand gets dibs on!
It was announced on the 31st that the release date for The Hobbit will be pushed forward to the 12th December in New Zealand, rather than the 13th release date for the rest of the world. Yay!! 😀 I am very excited – tickets go on sale on Wednesday!!!
TVNZ said that this was due to “the unprecedented level of interest in the film on a local level”
Other news includes the making of a Middle-Earth themed safety video, which includes a cameo of Sir Peter Jackson, and set and costume elements by Weta. This will be shown on both domestic and international flights.