Ian McKellen by Chillin’ on The Hobbit Set

Ian McKellen — ahem, I meant, SIR Ian McKellen — recently tweeted this pic from the set of Peter Jackson’s “The Hobbit”, currently shooting over in Wellington, New Zealand. “The Hobbit: Part 1” is scheduled for December 19, 2012, to be followed by part two the following year.

McKellen tweets:

THE HOBBIT is being filmed in 3D. Even wizards have to wear the glasses. Snapped by Peter Jackson in Wellington, 2011.

You can catch up with Sir Ian’s tweets here. Not sure if he’s doing all his own tweetings, but you won’t get too much, maybe one a day. He’s no Milla Jovovich, that’s for sure.