Peter Jackson back in Middle Earth again with The Hobbit
According to the New Zealand Herald, Sir Peter Jackson, the Oscar-winning director of Lord Of The Rings trilogy and the 2005 remake of King Kong, will be producing and directing a two-part film based on the novel of the same name by J.R.R. Tolkien.
With the leaving of director Guillermo Del Toro, who was initially appointed to work on the film with Jackson, and MGMâs financial problems, the movieâs production has been delayed for many months.
Now, New Line and MGM have officially given to go-ahead for the shooting of The Hobbit, which is scheduled to start in February 2011.
And great news for the die-hard Tolkien lovers â the movie will be in 3-D.
“Exploring Tolkien’s Middle-earth goes way beyond normal film-making experience,” Jackson said in a the statement. ââItâs an all-immersive journey into a very special place of imagination, beauty and drama. Weâre looking forward to re-entering this wondrous world with Gandalf and Bilbo.â
It will take a lot more than simply bringing back the magic and wonders of the Lord Of The Rings fantasy to satisfy critics and fans. The first film is expected to hit the screens December 2012.