The Hobbit Will Be Three Movies
Peter Jackson recently released a statement saying that The Hobbit has gone from being two parts to being three, saying:
“We were really pleased with the way the story was coming together, in particular, the strength of the characters and the cast who have brought them to life. All of which gave rise to a simple question: do we take this chance to tell more of the tale? And the answer from our perspective as the filmmakers, and as fans, was an unreserved ‘yes.'”
The decision was made when Jackson watched a rough cut of the first and second films. This choice does seem to be driven more by the desire to tell the story properly than the desire to make more money. This does however raise the question of how the quality will be affected. When Jackson made The Lord of The Rings films he was given a limit on how may films he cold make. Much of the story from the books was therefore left out, but the films turned out really well. If there’s three films dedicated to the shortest book in the series, could it affect how well they fit with the other films or even the quality in general? Only time and sitting down to watch three movies will tell.