The Hobbit Sreenplay Complete

Director Peter Jackson(Lord of the Rings) confirmed that the first draft of “The Hobbit” screenplay was completed last week and that shooting will hopefully begin by December.

Guillermo Del Toro(Pan’s Labryinth) will direct the prequel to “The Fellowship of the Ring.” “The Hobbit” tells the story of Bilbo Baggins, Frodo’s adoptive father as he goes on a quest to retrieve his share of a treasure guarded by a dragon known as Smaug.

No actors have been announced at this time.