Originally Posted by bigred760
It's a real place in NZ when the LOTR crew built it there. If they built it there, couldn't they build another one someplace else?
Don't get me wrong, I think it would be better if they used the same sets and what not, but I don't think it'll be as bad as losing Ian McKellan, Hugo Weaving, or one of the other cast members if they moved filming someplace else.
If i remember correctly from the extended edition behind the scenes, it took almost a year to naturally cultivate the shire before the production team even went there to add houses and doors. Jackson purchased the land and kept it in tact. considering WB wants them to start filming ASAP, they could be fucked if they go to Eastern Europe.