Though I can see Peter Jackson taking the Hobbit and turning it into two films, I was a bit skeptical that he could stretch it out to three. Warner Bros. and New Line Cinema have announced that Jackson will create a third Hobbit movie that will arrive in 2014.
You won’t have to wait until Peter Jackson’s next video blog – there’s footage from The Hobbit panel for you to check out. Again, like many of these videos, we don’t know how long they’ll be up, so watch it now. Also, you aren’t going to see any of the footage shown, just the Q&A session.
Most of us expected Peter Jackson to roll into San Diego and present a highlight reel from The Hobbit in full 48fps. Turns out those who sit through the presentation at Comic-Con are only going to see it in 24fps. When we screened only the 48fps reel at CinemaCon a few months ago, some bloggers focussed stories, not on the content, but on their negative reaction to 10 minutes of high frame rate footage. This reaction convinced me that the only fair way to experience 48fps, is to sit down and watch a complete feature length movie, with a narrative,
Before you get too excited, we’re talking about Sting, the sword, not Sting, the singer, although Sting the singer appearing in The Hobbit would be pretty interesting. A new picture has surfaced that shows Martin Freeman with his signature weapon.
Peter Jackson and company have released another behind the scenes look at the production of The Hobbit, where Jackson gives you a look at location scouting and shooting.
When it comes to adaptations, there are two ways you can go about it – a really good adaptation, or a really bad one. In the case of The Adventures of Tintin, Steven Spielberg and Peter Jackson have done something quite different – done an adaptation that is better than the source material.
If you are headed out to the theater this week to catch Tintin, be on the lookout for The Hobbit trailer, which is supposed to play before the movie. And while you are waiting, take the jump to check out Martin Freeman in his Bilbo Baggins garb.
I’m not really sure that a movie that is an adaptation of a very well known book really needs an official synopsis, but Peter Jackson and company have released the first official synopsis about what we can expect when The Hobbit arrives in theaters next year.