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Will “The Hobbit” be filmed as a single movie?

January 29, 2011 at 9:09 am by Calisuri  - 

In a nutshell: no. In the early stages of their collaboration, PJ and GDT planned to film the events in the book The Hobbit as a stand-alone movie, with a second movie, or ‘bridge move’ as it became known, used to address events outside of the primary storyline of The Hobbit, continuing to where the Lord of the Rings movies pick up the story again. Fairly early on, however, they confirmed that it made much more sense to film the storyline of The Hobbit over the span of two films, addressing events outside the story at the same time. ill span both films. PJ: “We just decided it would be a mistake to cram everything into one movie.”

Posted in Director Q&A, Production Q&A on January 29, 2011 by

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4 responses to “Will “The Hobbit” be filmed as a single movie?”

  1. Jeffrey Mao says:

    I’m just curious as to how exactly they’ll break it up. For example, where will the first movie end, and where will the second movie start? If they do it right I think it might be a good idea since the storyline of the Hobbit has a lot of slow portions with not a lot of action. They could cut to other action occurring elsewhere that pertains to the storyline but was never mentioned in the book. I’m also curious as to where the ending of the Hobbit storyline will occur in the second movie and how will they transition from that to the “bridge” stories? Seems to me like this movie has all the potential of suffering from prequelitis that the Star Wars movies did. It’ll have to be a masterful screenwriting effort to incorporate the Hobbit storyline with the other stuff and make it a fairly seamless narrative.

  2. Mic says:

    Darn. I was kind of excited to watch the “bridge movie” between the Hobbit and Lord of the Rings….

  3. I’m thinking that the point where Bilbo finds the Ring will be the climax of the first movie.

  4. Otaku-sempai says:

    We need an update for this in light of the announcement of a third film. Also, the title, The Hobbit: There and Back Again, doesn’t really work any more for The Hobbit 2. Maybe for the third movie.

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