It’s Official, Peter Jackson to Direct Hobbit Movies…in 3D
After the departure of Guillermo Del Toro, there has been a lot of debate regarding who would be the person to fill the shoes and take on the project for The Hobbit movies. Already signed on as an Executive Producer, Peter Jackson was sure to have a big say of who would be the one to direct the films. Here at The-HobbitMovie.Com, we have been claiming for the past few months that Jackson would be the replacement, however, yesterday it was made “official” with the announcement from New Line/Warner Bros. In the press release, Jackson said,
“Exploring Tolkien’s Middle-earth goes way beyond a normal film-making experience. It’s an all-immersive journey into a very special place of imagination, beauty and drama. We’re looking forward to re-entering this wondrous world with Gandalf and Bilbo – and our friends at New Line Cinema, Warner Brothers and MGM”.
Not only will Jackson be directing two films (still scheduled to be released in December of 2012 and 2013), but according to the press release, the two films will be shot in digital 3-D. This was also said in the press release,
“Jackson will utilize groundbreaking visual effects and his incomparable story-telling to bring J.R.R. Tolkien’s novel to the big screen. Both Hobbit movies will be filmed in Digital 3-D, using the latest camera and stereo technology to create a high quality, comfortable viewing experience. Jackson also co-wrote the screenplays with Fran Walsh, Phillipa Boyens and Guillermo del Toro.”
As we have said before, Jackson was the best fit, seeing that he directed the Lord of the Rings trilogy and wants The Hobbit movies to flow seamlessly with them. So once again, Jackson will lead us all back into Middle Earth to witness another adventure of Bilbo and Gandalf. This is definitely good news, as lately, most news has been negative. We will keep you posted of any updated news.