During an interview with Stephen Colbert the director Taika Waititi revealed that to make the mokumentary film What we do in the shade stole the sets from the hobbit The director himself said that this is something he was not even aware of Peter Jackson
Here’s what Taika Waititi revealed:
When we made the movie and we were shooting with Jemaine Clement, we didn’t have a lot of money for production and The Hobbit had just finished filming. So our production designer took the work team to The Hobbit Studios in the middle of the night and took everything that could be taken, including removing the green screens and the various coatings, and that’s how we built What. shadows. I’ve never talked to Peter Jackson about this, I don’t know if he knows. I like to tell it at parties, but I don’t know if he ever found out.
Recall that the movie about What We Do In The Shadows came out in 2014, with Taika Waititi directing. That feature film was turned into a popular TV series, available on Disney+.
Source: Lega Nerd