5. It’ll be intense.
Guillermo del Toro: “I hope that Mirkwood can be pretty scary but not graphic, I hope Riddles in the dark has an element of fear and suspense and to be deeply atmospheric but still allow the ingenious, engaging contest to take place.
And Smaug should be all shock and awe when he unleashes his anger so, it will be pretty intense but not gorey.”
Peter Jackson: “The rating will be the same as the Trilogy, PG-13 on both movies.”
Guillermo del Toro: “An intense PG-13...”
6. Peter Jackson might direct some of it...
Peter Jackson: “I'd happily shot some second unit stuff, anytime Guillermo asked me to. But let's see what happens.”
7. ...and he plans on being involved in the process.
Peter Jackson: “My interest is helping Guillermo make the very best films he can. I love writing and I'm looking forward to that. Guillermo will be writing, along with Fran, Philippa and myself. As a director, I could never direct something I didn't have a hand in writing, and we're not expecting Guillermo to do that either.
I see my role as being part of that writing team, which will create the blueprint, and then helping Guillermo construct the movie. I want Guillermo to make his movies, and I want to make sure we end up with a 5 movie series that's as good as it can possibly be.”