This is the biggest news to come out from Guillermo Del Toro and Peter Jackson's collaboration on 'The Hobbit' since they said they were going to split the movie into two different films. We now have clarification of what that actually means. It had been talked about before that the 'The Hobbit' would be the first film and the second film would help bridge the gap between 'The Hobbit' and 'Fellowship of the Ring'. It no longer sounds like that is the case. Del Toro reveals:
“We’ve decided to have The Hobbit span the two movies, including the White Council and the comings and goings of Gandalf to Dol Guldur,”
“We decided it would be a mistake to try to cram everything into one movie. The essential brief was to do The Hobbit, and it allows us to make The Hobbit in a little more style, if you like, of the [LOTR] trilogy.”
Which I am completely fine with! Look, The Hobbit is getting made, and if we can get two films out of it then all the better! The movies will end up being a even better adaptation of the book. Now if we can try and talk them into making the pre- prequel based on the 'Similarion' somewhere down the road, then we are good to go!
I can't wait for this! In my opinion I still have not seen a movie that has out-done the masterpiaece of 'The Lord of the Rings' Trilogy. The two new movies come out December 2011 and 2012.
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Source: Empire Online