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Taika Waititi Admits He Stole From ‘The Hobbit’ Set: ‘I Have Never Talked To Peter Jackson About This’

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Taika Waititi had a secret to tell on Wednesday’s “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert”. The New Zealand movie-maker admitted he stole from “The Hobbit” director Peter Jackson when he was making the low-budget 2014 movie “What We Do in the Shadows”.

Jackson, a fellow director from New Zealand, had just finished filming the second movie in the franchise, “The Desolation of Smaug”. READ MORE: Taika Waititi And Rhys Darby Sail The High Seas As Pirates In The Comedy ‘Our Flag Means Death’ Waititi told Colbert, “When I did ‘What We Do in the Shadows’, when Jemaine [Clement, the film’s co-writer and star] and I were shooting that, we didn’t have much money to do that film, and ‘The Hobbit’ had just wrapped. “And, so, our production designer — man, I don’t know if I should tell this.

OK, but I will. Our production designer, in the dead of night, took his crew to ‘The Hobbit’ studios and stole all of the dismantled, broken-down green screens and took all of the timber, and we built a house.” READ MORE: Chris Hemsworth Talks ‘Thor: Love and Thunder’ And His Future In The MCU He added, “I have never talked to Peter Jackson about this.

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