He — and 'The Hobbit' — should be fine!
Someone's still missing, though.
Newspaper ads seeking extras with "light skin tones" were placed.
"I am not under contract, no."
The New Zealand Parliament "bowed to the will of Warner Bros."
Both of Peter Jackson's films will be shot there after the government throws in some incentives.
The Hobbit director kicks off the New Zealand morning by saying his labor opponents put "a gun to our head."
"Prime Minister John Key and other politicians are trying to salvage 'The Hobbit' situation so the shoot stays in New Zealand."
“Is the movie going to come or go? We don’t know."
Two iconic books, one Jim Halpert progenitor.
It's a nice distraction from that nasty battle he's having with a New Zealand union.
"The damage inflicted on our film industry by NZ Equity/MEAA is long since done."
"I did have to say no to it ... but if something could be worked out, that would be great."
"And never mind all the cheering at Comic-Con in July, when panelists repeated the promise that the picture would be 2-D."
Could the most troubled production in Hollywood actually get the go-ahead to shoot?
It may be time to close up shop on Middle Earth.