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Friday, August 31, 2012

An interesting development found on Variety Film News about the titles for the Hobbit movie trilogy.  We already had the name of the two movies (when 2 were planned).  So what will the movies be called now?  The first title will remain the same - THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY. The second one will now be called THE HOBBIT: THE DESOLATION OF SMAUG.  And the third movie will be called THE HOBBIT: THERE AND BACK AGAIN and will be released July 18th, 2014, according to Variety.
Personally, I cant wait for these movies, and I also like the fact that the two actors from SHERLOCK (Martin FreemanBenedict Cumberbatch) are involved, which is a great show if you have not yet checked it out.
THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY is due for release on 14 December 2012.  Who wants to go see it with me?

Thursday, August 2, 2012

The Two Hobbit Movies Turn Into Three

Maybe you've heard the rumors about the two upcoming Hobbit movies turning into three- well it looks like that is indeed the case.  Peter Jackson revealed the news on July 30th in a note on his facebook page.

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

I for one am happy about the news, the more Hobbit the better!