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Taika Waititi’s Production Designer Stole Green Screens on ‘The Hobbit’ Set

June 23, 2022

Taika Waititi might be recognized as the hottest and most prominent Kiwi filmmaker today, but we must not forget that the honor once belonged to Peter Jackson, the acclaimed director of The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit trilogies.

In a recent appearance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert to promote his upcoming MCU blockbuster Thor: Love and ThunderWaititi has admitted his production team stole green screens from the Peter Jackson set. The Hobbit for budgetary reasons. This was apparently before he could afford to buy them for himself, so the crew of What we do in the shadows had to do with what they got out of Warner’s Middle-earth sets.