“The Hobbit will only be two films…”

Guillermo del Toro spills more info

Because it seems like at least a week since Guillermo del Toro talked about The Hobbit, he’s been spilling a bit more info on the anticipated film.

Up until now, there had been thoughts that three films – two Hobbit adventures and a third to bridge the gap between that story and the Rings films - would be spawned from the collaboration between del Toro and Peter Jackson. But now GDT has nailed it down to two.

“I’m doing only two movies because I felt that that was the best way to service the book,” the director told MTV. “I’m not saying the other notion was not discussed. We discussed it a large degree. But I felt that for me, the two films were the way to go.”
Talking of The Hobbit, he also revealed a tantalising hint as to where the film might be split.  “When you read the book, there is only one place to break it really, and everybody knows it.

“It’s been discussed in forums and there’s a lot of people that are right. That’s where it’s going to break. So it’s very simple. What we’re doing is because we have the relationship between Bilbo and Thorin and all the dwarves, there is a logical place for that relationship.”

“There is a moment in the book where something is accomplished that allows us to say, ‘Okay, on to the next one after this.’”

Brendon over at Slash Film suggests that it’ll be the point at which Bilbo and his dwarf companions escape the Mirkwood elves, which seems like a solid call to us. If you have other ideas, throw them into the comments.

Oh, and del Toro also revealed that he’s finally close to revealing who will take on the iconic role of Bilbo, as played by Ian Holm in the LOTR films…

[Source: MTV]

So, who could play Bilbo? Who do you want?


    • ashley.russell

      Jun 8th 2009, 11:29

      Anton Yelchin

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    • strkr241

      Jun 8th 2009, 21:16

      He only said that HE was "only doing two movies" because he thought it was the best way to service the book. He didn't say anything about someone else taking over after The Hobbit films and making a bridge film... maybe Peter Jackson perhaps? Someone who has worked closely on both sets of Middle-Earth films who could use the bridge film to seamlessly move from the tone set in the Hobbit to the Lord of the Rings trilogy... just a theory but Hollywood seems to thrive on these theories from fans. I think Anton Yelchin would be a good candidate. He is new but already a huge star and has a look about him of a hobbit (I mean that in a kind way).

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