Filming for The Hobbit begins in February…

Filming on the Lord of the Rings prequel ‘The Hobbit’ has been given the green light for February after it was finally given the go-ahead by film studio bosses.

As previously reported, Peter Jackson, who directed the Oscar-winning ‘Lord of the Rings’ trilogy, will return to helm the two-part prequel.

The films had been delayed for months due to MGM Studios’, which owns half the project, ongoing financial woes.

No release dates for the movies have been given.