Wednesday, August 01, 2012

The Hobbit Now A Trilogy!?


Okay - you may have picked up on this already, but Peter Jackson has confirmed that his Hobbit adaptation is going to be a trilogy - yes, that's three films spawn from a book a little over 300 pages.  Now, I like Peter Jackson; his Lord of the Rings films are pretty much pitch perfect (I'll forgive him the endless goodbye scenes in the final instalment), so is this an instance of a director following his instincts, perhaps knowing deep down that the existing story beats don't quite fall as they should, or is this something cynical and multiplex-facing?  Cinema is in an odd place at the moment and it's easy to feel as if the bean-counters have won over artistic credibility and enterprise... I guess we'll find out soon enough...

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