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Hobbit was almost filmed in UK, director reveals

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"The Hobbit" director Peter Jackson on Tuesday said the low point making his Tolkien epic was when the production almost moved from his native New Zealand to Britain because of a union dispute. 

Director Peter Jackson (C) and some cast members of the film 'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey' arrive at Wellington Airport, on November 27. Up to 100,000 people are expected to line the streets of Wellington on Wednesday for the world premiere of Jackson's long-awaited Middle Earth epic.

Jackson, who will host the world premiere of the first instalment of his trilogy in Wellington on Wednesday, said studio executives went as far as scouting locations in Scotland and England when the row erupted in late 2010.

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