By Dave Campbell | April 20, 2009
It’s been common knowledge for a while that the visionary duo of Peter Jackson and Guillermo Del Toro will be adapting the highly anticipated prequel to The Lord Of The Rings series, The Hobbit. It’s also known that they planned on making this a two film journey with a scheduled releases of December 2011 and December 2012. Other than that the details have been unknown until today.
Empire has spoken to Del Toro and Jackson for their upcoming birthday issue, and this is what they had to say…
“We’ve decided to have The Hobbit span the two movies, including the White Council and the comings and goings of Gandalf to Dol Guldur,” says Del Toro.
“We decided it would be a mistake to try to cram everything into one movie,” adds Jackson. “The essential brief was to do The Hobbit, and it allows us to make The Hobbit in a little more style, if you like, of the [LOTR] trilogy.”
So as it turns out the second film will not be a bridging movie of the 60-year gap between The Hobbit and Rings movies which was earlier speculated. We’ll also have to pick up the 20th Birthday issue of Empire on April 23rd to learn more.
Anticipation is not our friend.