‘Hobbit’ Premiere Draws A Hundred Thousand Fans To New Zealand
Wellington, New Zealand, seemingly shut down yesterday as elves, dwarves, wizards, and, of course, hobbits filled the street for the world premiere of the first installment in a new Middle-earth trilogy, “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.”
The world expected a large affair for the return to J.R.R. Tolkien’s mystical world after a nine-year gap since “The Lord of the Rings” ended with “Return of the King,” but few could have anticipated the throngs of fans who took the streets to welcome director Peter Jackson and his cast at the Embassy Theater in Wellington.
According to The Hollywood…
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