MGM Studios and Paramount Pictures in association with Rat Entertainment, Film 44, and Radical Pictures are in pre-production on the major feature film “Hercules: The Thracian Wars“. Filming is set to commence in early 2013, and the shooting location will be in New Zealand. The movie is based on the Radical Comics graphic novel of the same name written by Steve Moore. Casting for the film’s main stars will take place in Los Angeles and New York, with additional casting in Wellington, New Zealand. The photo-doubles and stand-ins for the film’s stars will be cast in New Zealand, as well as the extras.
New Line Cinema in association with Warner Bros. Pictures are currently filming “The Hobbit: There and Back Again” in the Wellington, New Zealand area through late March, 2012. The casting directors are holding an open casting call for folks who live within reasonable driving distance of Wellington and would like to appear in the film as paid background performers. Shooting will take place at Stone Street Studios and various locations around Wellington.
Cate Blanchett will reprise her role of Galadriel from “The Lord of the Rings”
Principal photography has now begun on J.R.R. Tolkien’s “The Hobbit” films, in New Zealand, and the casting directors will be hiring extras, stand-ins, photo doubles, and size doubles to work throughout filming which will take place over an extended 14 month period.