15 July 2012

Peter Jackson Discusses the Possibility of a Third ‘Hobbit’ Movie

By now, you may have heard the rumours of a third Hobbit movie, potentially the initial “bridge” concept linking The Hobbit films to the Lord of the Rings. With principal photography on both Hobbit films complete, Peter Jackson discussed the possibility of a Hobbit trilogy:

“We’ve been certainly talking to the studio about some of the material we can’t film. And we’ve been asking them if we can do a bit more filming next year. Which I don’t know what would come of that, whether that would be extended additions or not. But those discussions are ongoing [...] I’d like to shoot a bunch more material that we can’t shoot. There’s so much good stuff in the appendices that we haven’t been able to squeeze into these movies. That’s a discussion that we’re having.”

During the film’s press conference at Comic Con, he clarified this statement, saying:

“It’s very premature. I mean we have an incredible source material with the appendices because ‘The Hobbit’ is obviously a novel but we also have the rights to use this 125 pages of additional notes where Tolkien expanded the world of ‘The Hobbit’ published at the end of ‘Return of the King’ and we’ve used some of it so far (and just in the last few weeks as we’ve been wrapping up the shooting) and thinking about the shape of the story. Fran and I have been talking to the studio about other things we haven’t been able to shoot and seeing if we could persuade them to do a few more weeks of shooting. Probably more than a few weeks actually, next year, and what form that would actually end up taking. The discussions are pretty early. So there isn’t really anything to report but there’s other parts of the story that we’d like to tell that we haven’t been able to tell yet.”  

2 comments:

  1. and after the Hobbit/LOTR bridge, we want a Silmarillion miniseries! :D

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  2. If Song of Fire and Ice can be adapted to an excellent tv series, maybe the Sil could be too.

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