Welcome to Wellington, NZ _ make that Middle-earth - Article Photos 2/2

FILE - In this Dec. 7, 2009 file photo, Peter Jackson arrives at the premiere of "The Lovely Bones" in Los Angeles. New Zealand's capital is preparing for the world premiere of the opening film in "The Hobbit" trilogy by showcasing an artisan festival selling all manner of small-folk paraphernalia, laying a red carpet that will extend 500 yards through central Wellington and even renaming the city itself after the trilogy's fictional setting of Middle-earth. Wellington is planning to spend 1.1 million New Zealand dollars ($900,000) to mark the Nov. 28 premiere of "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" at the Embassy Theatre. It's a fitting venue for the movie directed by Wellington resident Jackson and filmed throughout New Zealand. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles, File)