‘The Hobbit’ is a Go!

January 2, 2008

The Hobbit After years of disputes, Peter Jackson has signed on to produce and write (at least when the strike is over) two movies: an adaptation of Tolkien’s book ‘The Hobbit’ (the prequel to ‘The Lord of the Rings’ trilogy) and another film based on Middle Earth. It’s also been hinted that he will direct the movies, too.

Also, yes, you read that right, two movies, not just the one adapted from the original book. The concept for why two movies is best explained by the Hollywood Insider:

Jackson and his life/creative partner Walsh have always envisioned the big-screen adaptation of ‘The Hobbit‘ as two movies. The first would deal with the 80-year old novel. The second, imagined entirely by Jackson and Walsh, would link the conclusion of ‘The Hobbit’ to the start of the first ‘Lord of the Rings’ book, ‘The Fellowship of the Ring’.

I’m not quite sure what to think about that second movie just yet, but I know I’m ripe with anticipation over ‘The Hobbit’ being made into a movie. ‘The LOTR’ trilogy (counted as one long movie) is one of my favorite movies ever and with Peter Jackson back at the helm, I know ‘The Hobbit’ will be just as good.

It might be a year or two until we actually get to see the movie(s), but good things come to those who wait, right? :-D

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Breigh January 3, 2008 at 12:59 am

Oh, fantastic!! I can’t wait for these :)

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jayne d'Arcy January 3, 2008 at 2:42 am

I am so happy to hear this! One movie or two, I know it will be great.

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Jerry Springer January 3, 2008 at 6:16 am

That’s great news, do you think they will be as long as trilogy (3 hours each) cos my little ones struggled staying awake. Spent a lot on red bull that night. :)

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rachael January 3, 2008 at 8:22 am

OMG I AM SO EXCITED!!!

Seriously though. I’ve been waiting a LONG time for this – I’m so happy. Peter Jackson is the only one I trust to put the right images and people on screen for these stories.

Although I’m not quite sure about the gap-filler one either… huh.

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Binary Blonde January 3, 2008 at 9:42 pm

Breigh – I totally agree! I am very much looking forward to these movies. Especially, since most movies these days are so dull or too gory and weird to watch!

Jayne d’Arcy – Indeed, it is great news! Finally, right!? I hope both movies will be good, but I’m a little wary of a movie that is fabricated from Middle Earth without being written by Tolkien first. I’m going to keep optimistic, though!

Jerry Springer – Oh, good question! I don’t know the answer, but I’m sure when the movie gets closer to shooting, they will release the specifics of the length, etc. When they do, I’ll blog an update!

Rachael – Eeeeeeeeee! You’re excitement is contagious! It has been a long time, hasn’t it!? It is about time we get to visit Middle Earth again! Also, after having thought more about the second film, I’m still unsure of it. Then again, it’s Peter Jackson. Argh, I’m 50/50!

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Meg January 4, 2008 at 11:56 am

That’s exciting! I can’t wait to see The Hobbit…

Once all three movies were made, I was pretty upset because there wasn’t another release to look forward to. Glad to know that I have another movie to look forward to!

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Binary Blonde January 5, 2008 at 7:57 pm

Meg – Yeah, after the LOTR Trilogy, I was so bummed not knowing if any of Tolkien’s other books were going to be made into movies, but now we have ‘The Hobbit’ to look forward to! w00t!

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dweller January 7, 2008 at 4:35 pm

Great news,
and I read it here first (hope its true)

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Binary Blonde January 8, 2008 at 7:54 pm

Dweller – Wow, so glad I could be the one to bring you the news of The Hobbit being adapted into a movie! It’s completely true. Check out these other news sources about it: The Hobbit Goes Hollywood and The One Ring.net.

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