It appears that the rumors of The Hobbit films transforming from a two-parter to a trilogy are indeed TRUE.
Director, Peter Jackson has officially confirmed that he and his creative partners, Fran Walsh and Philippa Boyens will indeed move forward in adapting the Hobbit films into a proper trilogy meant to cover virtually every aspect of the mythology from the events of the small, single-volume novel by J.R.R. Tolkien. The Hobbit films will therefore spill into 2014.
Has the great Peter Jackson made the mistake of stretching this epic story too thin? Or, does he have some major tricks up his sleeves that will leave fans satisfied when all is said and done?
Finally, someone has managed to condense the epic tale of The Lord of the Rings into a 99 second a capella performance!
Indeed, if you still have memories of trying to see the uber-long finale, The Return of the King in the theater after making the ill-advised choice of buying an extra-large soda, then this briefest of brief musical tales might put an extra-large smile on your face.
Director, Peter Jackson has toyed with the idea of turning his two-part epic, The Hobbit into a full trilogy, even recently mentioning it to fans at the film's panel at Comic-Con. However, this idea has recently started to become more than just a tease.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, sources are telling them that Jackson does indeed want to move forward with a third Hobbit film to accompany An Unexpected Journey and There and Back Again. (Perhaps a middle volume?)
The idea may seem outrageous to those uninitiated with J.R.R. Tolkien's literary work, but in actuality, it's quite feasible.
The latest production video from The Hobbit has hit, documenting the final days of the two-part epic's principal photography phase.
Starting with a behind-the-scenes glimpse of director, Peter Jackson (who, despite the nametag, is NOT Chris Hardwick,) and the cast at the film's recent Comic-Con panel in San Diego, we're then whisked back to New Zealand for the emotional final days of the shoot. There, we're given even more peaks of memorable moments from the book come to life on the set...and a dwarven Ron Burgundy.
From the house of eccentric wizard, Radagast The Brown, to giant shape-shifter, Beorn's cabin, to the Goblin town where Bilbo and the dwarves are held captive by the Great Goblin, we're still being bombarded with surprises after having already seen so much of the film already.
Thankfully, Jackson will continue with the production videos as the film enters its post-production phase, so don't set sail for the Undying Lands just yet, Hobbit fans.
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