With lots of good news recently concerning The Hobbit such as the return of Ian McKellen as Gandalf and the possibility of seeing some familiar faces from the trilogy, some bad news was bound to pop up.
According to Stuff.co.nz director Peter Jackson was today admitted to Wellington Hospital with acute stomach pains and underwent surgery for a perforated ulcer.
All should be well though, as according to a statement from the production:
“Sir Peter is currently resting comfortably and his doctors expect him to make a full recovery. Sir Peter’s surgery is not expected to impact on his directing commitment to The Hobbit beyond a slight delay to the start of filming.”
The New Zealand news site also mentions that Jackson was scouting for filming locations with the help of five helicopters last week. Filming on The Hobbit was planned to start in mid-February but will now have to wait until Jackson has made a full recovery from his operation.