Either this is going to be the most faithful adaptation of one book EVER or Warner Bros. just can't resist releasing another trilogy.
There was talk of Peter Jackson splitting the upcoming Hobbit movies into three installments as opposed to just two, but now he's confirmed it via Facebook.
On top of J.R.R. Tolkien's first novel, the director plans to use "material in the appendices of The Lord of the Rings … to tell the full story of the adventures of Bilbo Baggins."
Check out Jackson's entire announcement … AFTER THE JUMP!
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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
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We've got a release date!
Peter Jackson announced today, live from the set in Waikato, New Zealand, that the first installment of his prequel to The Lord of the Rings trilogy, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, will make its world premiere in late November of 2012, in Wellington!
Check out the full video announcement (above)!
Oh man! It's going to be like 2001 all over again!
Yay yay yay yay!!!!
We can't wait to go back to The Shire! How about U??
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Thank goodness! No turning back now!
Peter Jackson's The Hobbit movies have officially been given full titles - AND release dates!
The first in the two-part series, now called The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, is set for a December 14th, 2012 release date, and the concluding chapter, The Hobbit: There And Back Again, will drop on December 13th, 2013!
This is going to be just as amazing as when all The Lord of the Rings were coming out a year apart around the same time!
We're so thrilled!
Now we'll have something to look forward to once Harry concludes this summer!
What do U think?? Are U excited for The Hobbit flicks??
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Wow! This must be such a cool opportunity for him!
Andy Serkis will not only be reprising his role in The Lord of the Rings trilogy as Gollum in the upcoming Peter Jackson-directed prequel, The Hobbit, but this time around, he'll also be the second unit director on the fantasy epic!
"There is really a sense of [director] Peter [Jackson] wanting people around him who totally understand the material and the work ethic. I will be very much on the live-action sets and locations helping Peter to tell the story."
Wow! Talk about a trusting relationship!
We're sure must be thrilled to take on this exciting new role!
Best of luck, Presh!
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