Peter Jackson talks The Hobbit with fans

by Paul William Tenny

Matamata, New Zezland, on the set of The Hobbit.
Matamata, New Zezland, on the set of The Hobbit.

Peter Jackson is answering questions about The Hobbit on his Facebook page, beginning with this (h/t Movieweb):

VALERIA KEMENTARI asked, "Are we going to see the White Council attacking Dol Guldor?"

This was quite a popular topic, with JOHN LIDDLE, TOBY PHILLIPS and SETH DONALD, along with many others, asking variations of this same question. I'm not going to say just what and when, but...

Follow the first link to read the full answer.

The Hobbit was first published in 1937 as a children's fantasy novel and later adapted as an animated television special by Rankin/Bass in 1977. Peter Jackson has been chasing after the film rights since 1995 back when he wanted to do The Hobbit as the first part of a trilogy, with The Lord of the Rings filling the other two slots.

The legal history is somewhat twisted and ugly, with Guillermo del Toro being set to direct in the midst of a Jackson lawsuit against New Line Cinema in the spring of 2008. del Toro bailed in 2010 with MGM heading towards insolvency, union problems were resolved, and Jackson eventually came back to begin production in March. Part one of The Hobbit won't hit theaters until December of 2012 at the earliest.

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