Peter Jackson, Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens join Guillermo Del Toro penning 'The Hobbit'

It’s now official: The Lord of the Rings screenwriting team of Peter Jackson (pictured), Fran Walsh, and Philippa Boyens will join The Hobbit director Guillermo […] Read the full post.

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  • Jeff

    Jackson has been very good at retaining as much as he could of the source material for LOTR. The fact that he is making Hobbit it two installments makes it appear that he will retain more of the entire story line and not leave out things like Tom Bombadil in LOTR.

  • Anonymous

    Ian Holm for Bilbo!

  • smaug

    I’m glad, finally lol. I’m couldn’t be more exited

  • Kevin Hicks

    Supposedly, according to Jackson and company, The Hobbit, itself, will be one movie, ending with the battle of five armies. The second movie will fill up the space between the Hobbit and Lord of the Rings, and probably introduce, or flesh out the story of some of the LOTR’s principal characters, like Legolas, Aragorn, Gimili, etc., and touch on Sauron’s rise to power, after his imprisonment, and escape in the Hobbit.

  • Allen Clark

    I have been following the story since day one and got my hands on an early sneak preview version of the film a couple years ago.With all the talk that has been surrounding the opening and closing of this epic to finaly happen.

  • Paul

    Ian Holm as Bilbo pleaseeeee!!!

  • wurst

    NOT Ian Holm. The man is nearly 70 years old

  • Frankie The One Eyed Yankee

    This is to Peter Jackson and Fran Walsh try reading the book this time.
    Tolkein deserves better than you gave him in the lord of rings.

  • Rygo

    Dude, things change, get with it!! Peter did an awesome job and i’d like to see you do better!!!

  • Rob

    I can’t wait for the filming to begin. I just happen to be in NZ and will be availible for filming – any role will do and I will ensure that this time my wife will not stop me!

  • Radagast

    Hope that in the second movie Moria and the incidents there i.e. Balin’s lost fights against Orcs and the Balrog play a prominent role !!!

  • Shular

    A couple things to keep in mind. 1) At the time of “The Hobbit”, Aragorn was 10 years old and living in Rivendell. Expect that, when Bilbo and the dwarves reach Rivendell, there will be a young human boy running around (possibly with Elrond saying “Argagorn, go play outside!” or something). Aragorn will (should) feature more prominantly in the second film. 2) Legolas was hundresd of years old at the time of Lord of the Rings. There’s no reason he wouldn’t be seen wandering the halls of the wood elves (hopefully he won’t be used as one of the elf guards that passes out from drinking…they already foolishly portrayed him as being highly tolerant of alcohol…outdrinking a dwarf? bah!)

  • Rob

    Actually, Ian Holm will turn 77 on Friday.

  • Dekar

    ["1) At the time of "The Hobbit", Aragorn was 10 years old and living in Rivendell. Expect that, when Bilbo and the dwarves reach Rivendell, there will be a young human boy running around (possibly with Elrond saying "Argagorn, go play outside!" or something). Aragorn will (should) feature more prominantly in the second film."]
    You forgot that Fran Walsh, Peter Jackson and Guillermo del Toro are thinking to make two hobbits movies, while the first would tell the book’s history, the second would tell more unaproached matters, like the White Council last meeting (That was at 2953, Aragorn would have 22 years). Anyway, they pretend to soar their imagination in this second movie, and, depending on the epoch, it’s perfectly normal to have Viggo Mortensen as Aragorn again.

  • mrSlongleaF

    I will just say that though I am disappointed Peter Jackson isn’t directing these movies, how lucky are we? Who cares that the story took place in 2356 or that Aragorn should be 10? I don’t even know how you people know this…I guess someone actually felt it was ‘real’ enough to calculate it. It’s something that has brought the world together in appreciation of J.R.R Tolkien for his incredible imagination and storytelling abilities. Come on, people..
    I am just happy that this story is important enough to be told, and hopefully the asses out there won’t be jerks and ruin it for the rest of us.

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