October 15, 2010 at 07:15 PM EDT

According to reports from Deadline and The Wrap, Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit has been greenlit. The film — which has been delayed due to a union dispute and problems at MGM — will begin shooting in February in New Zealand. Developing…

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