SmaugUPDATE: These rumors about “The Hobbit,” contradicted a lot of what Peter Jackson has said on the record often and in front of lots of cameras and reporters. We believe what PJ said rather than what somebody is claiming came from a “reliable source.” We also want to remind readers that Market Saw has reported some “facts” before which turned out to be incorrect. Check out this 2007 report which claimed that he knew Jackson would definitely be directing “The Hobbit,” in 3D not long before it was announced that he wasn’t. Many media members, including our own staffers, heard Jackson only weeks ago say there were no plans to do “The Hobbit,” in 3D and there absolutely no plans beyond the currently planned two films. Things can change but in this case, we doubt it very much. Further our own inside source, and somebody who really knows how the films will be shot (who isn’t Peter Jackson) wasn’t aware of an 3D plans.

Rumors abound at today:

1. THE HOBBIT(s) will be in stereoscopic 3D.
2. THE HOBBIT will be shot in THREE movies – two Del Toro movies covering the book itself and a third bridge movie.
3. Peter Jackson will direct the bridge movie.
4. Smaug and the characters in THE HOBBIT will be darker than in the book.

All very interesting rumors that seem to contradict some of the information we have received directly from PJ or GDT. A recent example being PJ implying there will not be a ‘bridge’ film on MTV. But hey, if Brett Favre can return to football after all his previous statements, you never know in Hollywood! Read the full article over at [Read More]