…at Elijah Wood’s elaborating on plans to adapt J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit to the big screen in not one but two movies. I don’t know if he knows what he’s talking about or not, even if he is buddies with Peter Jackson, but the plans sound at the same time intriguing and worrisome.
I do have to say that I’m rather skeptical of doing two films. If reports are correct, then there will be one film that covers the entire plot of The Hobbit released in 2010, and then there will be a second film that will take place sometime during the 60 years between the events of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings and serve as a “narrative bridge” between the two. Since Tolkien himself didn’t provide much in the way of details of what happened to Bilbo, except in the appendices of LotR and vague mentions of other travels, I’m a bit worried that the second film might end up being an uninteresting and superfluous filler story that has little to do with either The Hobbit or The Lord of the Rings.
I guess we’ll see in three years.