Just a quick note from the tabloids . . .
The Hobbit, the precursor to the Lord of the Rings is being made into a movie. That’s not news. It started out as two movies, actually: The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey and The Hobbit: There and Back Again.
The first one will come out this December and the second a year after, in 2013. The third movie, which apparently does not have a title yet, will be released in the summer of 2014 and will reportedly encompass some of the material that is covered in the LOTR appendices to go along with the 56 hours of extra footage that Peter Jackson shot for the existing movies.
I think they just wanted to inflate the price of the inevitable collector’s edition DVD/Blue-ray/holographic display set (refer to my previous post linked above). Or perhaps they’re trying to cut into the profits for The Avengers 2: Robert Downey, Jr. Needs a New Learjet.
Let’s also hope there’s more dwarves singing and an appearance by Tom Bombadil.