Last week we brought you the news that director Peter Jackson was interested in shooting additional footage for his two part adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien’s “The Hobbit” and was even contemplating the possibly of extending the tale into a third film.
Jackson sourced from Tolkien’s extensive appendicles in addition to the original novel to fill out the story and feels that there is more than enough there to warrant shooting additional material.
THR is now reporting that Jackson is indeed moving forward with development on a third film saying that “Warner Bros., Jackson, producer Fran Walsh and writer-producer Philippa Boyens” went into active negotiations following their Comic-Con panel and screening.
The production is in the midst of trying to work out schedules for the extensive cast as they try and ascertain whether the additional shoots are feasible and/or financially advisable.
We will keep you updated as details emerge.
Would you like to see a third “Hobbit” film?
"The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" opens in AMC theaters on December 14th, 2012.
"The Hobbit: There and Back Again" opens a year later on December 13th, 2013.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
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