Magazine article Screen International

Peter Jackson Confirms Third Hobbit Film in Facebook Post

Magazine article Screen International

Peter Jackson Confirms Third Hobbit Film in Facebook Post

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The New Zealand director hinted at it during Comic-Con and now the news is official - the two-part JRR Tolkien adaptation will become a trilogy.

Jackson issued the following statement on his Facebook page on Monday (30):

"It is only at the end of a shoot that you finally get the chance to sit down and have a look at the film you have made. Recently Fran, Phil and I did just this when we watched for the first time an early cut of the first movie - and a large chunk of the second. We were really pleased with the way the story was coming together, in particular, the strength of the characters and the cast who have brought them to life. All of which gave rise to a simple question: do we take this chance to tell more of the tale? And the answer from our perspective as the filmmakers, and as fans, was an unreserved 'yes.'"We know how much of the story of Bilbo Baggins, the Wizard Gandalf, the Dwarves of Erebor, the rise of the Necromancer, and the Battle of Dol Guldur will remain untold if we do not take this chance. …

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