The Kidd here...
There were quite a few of you skeptical about Peter Jackson potentially adding another HOBBIT film into his already-scheduled two-part adaptation of Tolkien's novel when, at Comic-Con, he said he wanted to shoot more footage.
"It's probably just for an extended edition on Blu-ray..."
Well, shit just got real.
Conversaations are now getting quite extensive between Jackson, producer Fran Walsh, writer-producer Philippa Boyens and Warner Bros. about whether the proper financial arrangements can be made, says The Hollywood Reporter, in order to turn THE HOBBIT into a new Middle-earth trilogy. At issue is locking up the cast to new contracts that would include a third movie and making sure they have the rights to the property in order for another film to be included in the deal, especially with extra material to be included from Tolkien's writings that aren't in that one novel.
It looks like Peter Jackson wants to make this happen, and I can't imagine Warner Bros. is going to turn down the opportunity to own the box office for three consecutive holiday seasons, so THE HOBBIT trilogy is upon us.
What're they going to be calling this one?
"The Infamous Billy The Kidd"
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