Peter Jackson may make 'The Hobbit' a trilogy
Mon, 16 Jul 2012 6:22p.m.
By Kate Rodger
Sir Peter Jackson has revealed that he may change The Hobbit from a two-part epic to a trilogy, like Lord of the Rings.
San Diego's Comic-Con is a geek convention, with 130,000 fervent fans of games, comics and movies present. Fans were justly rewarded by Sir Peter Jackson, with their own 12 minutes from the next Hobbit movies, for their eyes only.
“I am looking forward to showing the fans of these movies some Hobbit footage this afternoon,” said Sir Jackson. “I am looking forward to that, because really, we're here for the fans.
“They're the people that we're making these films for, as well as ourselves. We're fans as well.”
The first-look trailer has been released. It has been out since December, but not the new "precious" extra 12 minutes. But the Kiwi director did go public with talk of turning the two new Hobbit films into another trilogy.
"From the very beginning of this project, two, two-and-a-half years ago, a third movie has always been in discussion.
“My feeling with a third film is it should be more. It's not necessarily a bridge movie maybe, but there's so much material in the appendices that takes place around the time of The Hobbit that there's certainly ways in which we could expand the story."
A third movie would of course mean shooting some extra scenes and the clock is ticking.
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey premieres in Wellington on November 28.
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