Ladies and gentlemen, elves, dwaves and wizzards, have i got news for you! I don't know about you guys but I've been following the progress of "The Hobbit" for the past year or so, I read this book many many times as a child ( I recently had to buy a new copy as my one I've had since i was about 10 is falling apart!) either way I'm SUPER excited about it being made into what looks like a brilliant set of films.
Just thought I'd let you know that about an hour ago Peter Jackson wrote a note on his official Facebook page announcing that "The Hobbit" will not be two films....BUT THREE! So far the response has been mixed, a few of the fan girls like myself have been excited to hear we get more Hobbit! Especially after seeing the great cast and crew working on these films but a few think it's too much, which is understandable. Anywho, check out below for the note from the great man himself.
An unexpected journey
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."