Empire reveals new, 5-cover Hobbit edition; running time confirmed
Empire magazine has revealed their special Hobbit edition which features five different covers in glorious lenticular 3-D. Readers have a choice between the Bilbo cover, pictured, Gandalf, Gollum, Galadriel or Thorin (or all five – why not). In this edition, Peter Jackson confirms that the final running time (without credits), is 2 hours 40 minutess:
“It’s looking like it’s going to be about ten minutes shorter than Fellowship was,” explains Jackson. “So it’s going to be officially our shortest Middle-earth yet. I mean, Fellowship was just under three hours and this is about 2 hours 40 minutes at the moment.” The “at the moment” refers to the fact that the credits hadn’t yet been added and not all effects shots finalised when we spoke to Jackson, but it’s going to be close.
Look for the new Empire Hobbit edition to hit stores and newsstands today, October 24. Read More…Posted in Director news, Hobbit Movie, Merchandise, Other Merchandise, Peter Jackson, The Hobbit on October 24, 2012 by Altaira
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