Could The Hobbit Become A Trilogy?
Last Updated on Wednesday, 25 July 2012 02:47 Written by JCWaitWat Wednesday, 25 July 2012 03:00
Just like the Lord of the Rings adaptations, recent rumours seems to suggest that The Hobbit could be spanning three films. According to sources close to the production of The Hobbit Peter Jackson is looking to add another feature to the already two strong film version of Tolkein’s epic.
Peter Jackson teased fans at this years San Diego Comic Con that he wanted to shoot more footage, saying that they have the rights to appendices of The Hobbit which could provide enough material to make another film (such as the mysterious travels of Gandalf during The Hobbit). However sources say that, despite Warner Bros., Jackson, producer Fran Walsh and writer-producer Philippa Boyens looking into the logistics of a third film, it may thwarted by financial issues. “If we’re going to do it, we have to make a decision soon,” says a source close to the production. “It’s strongly driven by the filmmakers’ desire to tell more of the story.”
The Hobbit: An Expected Journey is due to be released on December 10th 2012 while the sequel, The Hobbit: There and Back, is slated for a December 2013 release. Presumably a third film would be released around Christmas time 2014 but, since Warner Brothers have declined to comment, we shall have to wait and see. [THR]
- Peter Jackson Definitely Wants To Make ‘The Hobbit’ A Trilogy And Talks Have Accelerated To Do So(slashfilm.com)
- ‘The Hobbit’: Peter Jackson Now Set To Make A Third ‘Hobbit’ Film(screencrave.com)