James Cameron has Avatar and Peter Jackson has The Hobbit.
The director of the upcoming prequels to the Lord of the Rings trilogy has finished shooting the films that follow Bilbo Baggins' journey to Middle Earth, but since the second installment in the series doesn't hit theaters until December 2013, he wants to shoot MORE footage!
But obviously he can't go ahead and make another movie since there are no more books left to adapt — or can he?
Jackson says he's talking to the studio about potentially breaking up the second Hobbit movie into TWO parts. That's right. He wants to split one book into THREE movies!
That's only more money for the studio to rake in at the box office, so how could they resist? It sounds like any more footage the director wants to shoot might also just be used for a director's cut, as he explained:
"That's a discussion we're having, yeah. We have certainly been talking to the studio about some of the material we can't film, and we've been asking them so we can do a bit more filming next year. Which, I don't know what would come of that, whether it'd be extended editions or whatnot. But those discussions are ongoing."
We get it, Hollywood! You just looove to split one book into two movies! Or three! It's your thing these days. But way to leave the fans hangin!
Sooner or later, they're just gonna get tired of this! ….or not. Ha! ;)
[Image via WENN.]