Via, via me, via Jackson’s Facebook page:

Two photos from the set of THE HOBBIT Two photos from the set of THE HOBBIT

Principal filming for The Hobbit has begun. Feels good, doesn’t it? Peter Jackson, the god-among-men directory of both The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, has posted two photos of himself (looking startlingly like Meriadoc Brandybuck) on the set of the upcoming prequels. It’s exciting to see the world come back to life, though the set, predictably, looks like it could have come from the period when The Lord of the Rings was shot (minus about 50 pounds worth of Peter Jackson). Hopefully such updates and photos follow on a regular basis.