I don’t know if it if our very own David Frank is some sort of soothsayer or what, but only one day after publishing this article saying the following:
… I receive a press release with the following information:
Yeah, only one day later.
I am sure you folks don’t care about the fact that we predicted this thing, but instead are more excited that these films are going to be made and Jackson will be involved. I say “involved”, because the press release says nothing about Jackson directing either of the films, but I can only assume that announcement will be made after a round or two of negotiations.
The two Hobbit films â€“ The Hobbit and its sequel â€“ are scheduled to be shot simultaneously, with pre-production beginning as soon as possible. Principal photography is tentatively set for a 2009 start, with the intention of The Hobbit release slated for 2010 and its sequel the following year, in 2011.
The Oscar-winning, critically-acclaimed LOTR Trilogy grossed nearly $3 billion worldwide at the box-office. In 2003, Return of the King swept the Academy Awards, winning all of the eleven categories in which it was nominated, including Best Picture â€“ the first ever Best Picture win for a fantasy film. The Trilogy’s production was also unprecedented at the time.
For more information about The Hobbit films, visit TheHobbitBlog.com.
Now we just have to wait and see who will direct.