Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Greenlight for The Hobbit!

From the mouth of Peter Jackson himself "I'm very pleased that we've been able to put our differences behind us, so that we may begin a new chapter with our old friends at New Line...We are delighted to continue our journey through Middle Earth." (ABC)

Preliminary Details:
  • Peter Jackson is executive producer.
  • Two "Hobbit" films are scheduled to be shot simultaneously.
  • Production is set to begin in 2009.
  • First part will be released in 2010.
  • Sequel scheduled for a 2011 release.
This is wonderful news indeed following previous rumors about the fate of The Hobbit. You can be sure I will be following the Official Hobbit Blog.

UPDATE: Fran Walsh is on board too! (theonering.net) Now we just need Howard Shore for the score and WETA Workshop for the set design and animation.

3 comments:

Bryan said...

Two movies? Are they going to split the hobit? I doubt they are going to make the Silmarillion... at the same time if they split the movie then they can fit more of the story into it which would be amazing.

David Knepprath said...

I got the feel that they are splitting the Hobbit into two movies...why not milk it for all it's worth? :) Your right though, it will be nice for them to flesh out more of the story.

Mirranda said...

That's the best news I've had since... the Prince Caspian preview! :) Oh, how exciting.