Peter Jackson Will Shoot More Footage for THE HOBBIT and Might Turn It Into Three Movies

     July 14, 2012

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Peter Jackson went on record at Comic-Con that he wants to shoot more footage for The Hobbit.  According to our partners at Omelete, Jackson said this could turn into two things:

  • 1) There could be an extended version.
  • 2) Jackson may add a third chapter to The Hobbit.

Currently The Hobbit is split into two parts: An Unexpected Journey opens on December 14, 2012; There and Back Again follows on December 13, 2013.  It would be a big (but welcome) surprise if we are now in store for three Hobbit movies over the next three Decembers.  We will definitely keep you posted as the story develops.  With that in mind, The Hobbit will close out Warner Bros’ panel at Comic-Con, which just started—so check back very soon for our recap of that.  Hit the jump for the trailer and official synopsis for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.

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“The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” follows title character Bilbo Baggins, who is swept into an epic quest to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor, which was long ago conquered by the dragon Smaug. Approached out of the blue by the wizard Gandalf the Grey, Bilbo finds himself joining a company of thirteen dwarves led by the legendary warrior Thorin Oakenshield. Their journey will take them into the Wild; through treacherous lands swarming with Goblins and Orcs, deadly Wargs and Giant Spiders, Shapeshifters and Sorcerers. Although their goal lies to the East and the wastelands of the Lonely Mountain, first they must escape the goblin tunnels, where Bilbo meets the creature that will change his life forever… Gollum. Here, alone with Gollum, on the shores of an underground lake, the unassuming Bilbo Baggins not only discovers depths of guile and courage that surprise even him, he also gains possession of Gollum’s “precious” ring that holds unexpected and useful qualities… A simple, gold ring that is tied to the fate of all Middle-earth in ways Bilbo cannot begin to know.

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