#peter jackson

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.

Peter Jackson on his Facebook page today.

Previously, they had decided to turn The Hobbit into two separate films, one release this December and one release in December 2013. Now they’re adding a third film, with footage they shot — based not only on The Hobbit, but on the appendices of The Lord of the Rings as well.

rickwebb

rickwebb:

entertainmentweekly:

Middle Earth, round three!

“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 [Walsh], Phil[lippa Boyens] 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.’”

Peter Jackson’s announcement

YES. 

Holy shit. The gift that really does keep giving.