Re: THE HOBBIT (2012/2013): News, Rumors, Pics Till Release
Secrecy surrounding filming of The Hobbit is so tight that even a fire crew called to an explosion at Sir Peter Jackson's Wellington studio has been gagged.
The Fire Service has confirmed it has signed a confidentiality agreement with both the studio and Weta Workshop.
Although not in the habit of doing so, it made the move because of the digital film industry's value to the city.
Two people were injured yesterday in the explosion in one of the workshops at Stone Street Studios in Miramar, where extensive shooting for The Hobbit is taking place. They were taken to Wellington Hospital with minor injuries.
A spokeswoman said the explosion did not affect filming.
Kilbirnie fire station would not provide any more details about the explosion, including what might have caused it, because that would breach confidentiality agreements all crew members had signed with both the studio and Weta Workshop.
The Fire Service's operations and training director, Paul McGill, said the organisation did not usually sign confidentiality agreements.
"However, the personnel at the Kilbirnie Fire Station, like most Wellingtonians, are very conscious of the importance of the ground-breaking digital film industry to the city."
I can see being gagged about things directly related to the movie's sets, plot, etc. But something like "pyrotechnic display" should be legitimate to say. That's just unnecessary.
When on Romulus, Do as the Romulans