A third movie by Peter Jackson!

A third movie by Peter Jackson!

Confirmed yesterday on Peter Jackson's Facebook page – There will be a third movie!

It is only at the end of a shoot that you finally get the chance to sit down and have a look at the film you have made. Recently Fran, Phil and I did just this when we watched for the first time an early cut of the first movie - and a large chunk of the second. We were really pleased with the way the story was coming together, in particular, the strength of the characters and the cast who have brought them to life.  All of which gave rise to a simple question: do we take this chance to tell more of the tale? And the answer from our perspective as the filmmakers, and as fans, was an unreserved ‘yes.'  

We know how much of the story of Bilbo Baggins, the Wizard Gandalf, the Dwarves of Erebor, the rise of the Necromancer, and the Battle of Dol Guldur will remain untold if we do not take this chance.  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, allows us to tell the full story of the adventures of Bilbo Baggins and the part he played in the sometimes dangerous, but at all times exciting, history of Middle-earth.

So, without further ado and on behalf of New Line Cinema, Warner Bros. Pictures, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Wingnut Films, and the entire cast and crew of “The Hobbit” films, I’d like to announce that two films will become three.  

It has been an unexpected journey indeed, and in the words of Professor Tolkien himself, "a tale that grew in the telling."

Cheers, 

Peter J

Oh, and don't forget to check out the 8th production video from the set of The Hobbit on Peter Jackson's Facebook page!

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Elrond

Elrond 1 August, 2012 at 10:53 0

Hopefully he won't make The Hobbit into three movies, that would be pretty silly as it's more or less a short story :)

But hopefully we'll see a bridge between The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings. We'll see! I'm excited :D

Etherlord

Etherlord 1 August, 2012 at 12:03 0

Elrond, I was quite bored reading the trilogy (except first book), and felt like the Hobbit book being shorter actually had more action (Tom Bombadil, trolls, Smeagol riddles and many other). I only hope it will work better then the Harry Potter last book being split to two movies for money :P

Elven Phoenix Hendumaica

Elven Phoenix Hendumaica 1 August, 2012 at 16:04 0

I guess there's so much to tell about the third era that Peter Jackson caught this opportunity to start with The Hobbit and play around the trigger event...

Hilly Greenfield

Hilly Greenfield 2 August, 2012 at 18:45 0

3 big tomes of The Lord of The Ring = 3 movies

1 little book of The Hobbit = 3 movies...

If Peter won't show EVERYTHING and ALL LIKE in the book, like he didn't in LOTR, i will be so angry! 3 movies!

Etherlord

Etherlord 3 August, 2012 at 12:11 0

IMHO LOTR was the best movie based on book - half of the Two Towers and almost whole RoK were boring, the movies were quite opposite - really interesting. I hope now it won't be vice-versa :D