The Hobbit: Now a Trilogy

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  1. eliasbboy

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    Originally planned as two movies, rumors have been spreading that Peter Jackson and company have been in talks to let the story play out over three movies. This would allow them to keep material they feel necessary, as opposed to cutting out huge chunks of story in order to fit the schedule of 2 films. The rumors have been put to rest. :etm:

    Peter Jackson in his own words:

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    An unexpected journey


    by Peter Jackson on Monday, July 30, 2012 at 10:30am ·

    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
     
  2. ChuckZ

    ChuckZ You're so pusillanimous, oh yea.

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    Doesn't need to be that long.
     
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    There has been only one Trilogy

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    I've never seen Lord of the Rings.
     
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    Ugh.
     
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    Money grubbing whores.

    That being said. I'll see all of them.
     
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    nice. it's going to be a fun one.

    i rarely read until i stumbled on the lord of the rings while bored. i read the hobbit right after. ass backwards as usual. :)

    i haven't stopped reading since.
     
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    Hooray!!! Huge fan
     
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    I think Ralph Bakshi did and animated version of The Hobbit in the 70's that was pretty cool. But Jackson's got the right idea: Make the fucking movie correctly, or don't make it at all...
     
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    This
     
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    I read an interview with him a while back. He explained that there wasn't really enough material in the book to make two movies so he has added to the storyline with things that aren't in the book but are faithful to the characters and the spirit of the story to fill it out. Although I'm sure I'll see them, this doesn't sound to bode well for purists of the book.
     
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    http://popwatch.ew.com/2012/07/02/this-weeks-cover-hobbit-comic-con-preview/

    To expand the classic J.R.R. Tolkien book so that it could support two feature films, Jackson drew from a range of Tolkien’s writings, adding characters not present in the Hobbit book, including Orlando Bloom’s elf Legolas and Cate Blachett’s elven ruler Galadriel. “In the movie we want these characters to have story lines and a little more substance than they do in the book,” Jackson explains. “Almost everything we’re doing is from Tolkien somewhere, whether it’s in the book or the subsequent development that wasn’t published in The Hobbit itself.”
     
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    he did the lord of the rings but this was the best.

    pretty trippy.

    i like trippy

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    I'm a total Tolkien nerd
     
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    i even read the silmarillion and farmer ham something or other and a couple other short stories.
     
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    Me too :)
     
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    wizards is pretty cool...:lo5:
     
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    i was a big fan of fritz the cat too. pretty outrageous stuff.