Peter Jackson confirms The Hobbit will now be 3 movies – more Legolas please!
THE HOBBIT NOW 3 FILMS
Peter Jackson has confirmed that upon reviewing his Hobbit footage that him and his creative team believe that they have enough footage for three films instead of the original two that were planned…
‘We realised that the richness of the story of The Hobbit, as well as some of the related material in the appendices of The Lord of the Rings, gave rise to a simple question: do we tell more of the tale? And the answer from our perspective as filmmakers and fans was an unreserved ‘yes.’
The first film in the trilogy, ‘The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey,’ will be released December 14, 2012, with the second film on December 13, 2013, and the third film slated for summer 2014.