Peter Jackson Talks About Hobbit Movies
It’s been quite the exciting time for Hobbit fans, with Peter Jackson releasing both The Hobbit Trailer and recent production video which were both spectacular. Peter Jackson recently gave his own personal take about what he hopes the Hobbit movies will be like. In a recent interview he had this to say:
“The Hobbit is very much a children’s book and The Lord of the Rings is something else. It’s not really aimed at children at all…I realized the characters of the dwarves are the difference. Their energy and disdain of anything politically correct brings a new kind of spirit to it. And that’s why I thought, OK, this could be fun!
I want it to seem like we’ve gone back on location into Middle Earth — that these two movies feel like they belong at the beginning of the other three, he admitted. We’re the same filmmakers going into the same world.”
Peter Jackson’s wife also chimed in on her thoughts on The Hobbit and said:Jackson’s partner and wife, Fran Walsh, chimes in and gives some clues as to what the second Hobbit film, There and Back Again, might look like.
“We always saw The Hobbit more in the golden light of a fairytale. It’s more playful,” Walsh said. “But by the time you get to the end, Tolkien is writing himself into that place where he can begin that epic journey of writing Lord of the Rings — which took, as he put it, his life’s blood. All those heavier, darker themes which are so prevalent in the later trilogy start to come into play.”
It is easy to tell from listening to Jackson that he is very passionate about The Hobbit movies and is putting all he has into them. We are excited for the final product at the end of this year.