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Wednesday, June 01, 2011

The Hobbit Films Have Names! (Le Guin Did Not Unname Them)

The SFX Blog (linked through The Wertzone) has announced that the two films in Peter Jackson's adaptation of J. R. R. Tolkien's The Hobbit have been named:
The Hobbit:  The Unexpected Journey (to be released on the Dec. 14th, 2012)
The Hobbit:  There and Back Again (to be released Dec. 13th, 2013)
While I am not a fan of secondary titles for films, nor for the two-film split of Tolkien's classic, I have to say those are some good titles!  They capture what might be called the hobbit-y feel of the story.

And if you didn't already known, the following folks from LOTR are set to return:  Elijah Wood, Ian McKellan, Cate Blanchett, Andy Serkis, Hugo Weaving, and Orlando Bloom (who was the most recent addition).  That's great news considering that The Hobbit has been in production limbo for years.

What do you think about the titles?  What about the release dates?  I honestly wish they'd release the second movie in summer 2013 instead of a year later, but that's because I'm an impatient son of a biscuit...

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  1. Anonymous3:47 PM

    What? We have to wait a year?! I demand a shorter interval! Fifteen minutes ought to be long enough.

    Make them a double feature!

  2. I know. It sucks, but they have to film it and do all that post production stuff, so it makes sense that we won't see it until next year. They won't finish the film by summer, for one, and they're not going to release such an important film in the fall. They want to hit the big Christmas run and get good ticket sales.