A promotion for J.R.R. Tolkien's classic, which is now being made into a movie trilogy, at the Frankfurt Book Fair last month. Arne Dedert /EPA /LANDOV hide caption toggle caption Arne Dedert /EPA /LANDOV The Two-Way 27 Animals In 'Hobbit' Movie Died At Farm Where They Were Housed November 19, 2012 Three horses and two dozen smaller animals reportedly died. Wranglers say there were sink holes and other "death traps" on the property. The movie production company later paid for improvements at the farm. Director Peter Jackson's movie premieres later this month.