First Script For The Hobbit Completed!

Published 5 years ago by , Updated March 11th, 2014 at 9:28 am,

the hobbit banner1 First Script For The Hobbit Completed!

For most movies, this wouldn’t be major news, but for Peter Jackson and Guillermo del Toro’s highly anticipated The Hobbit, I make an exception.

Following in the footsteps of the successful, awesome and critically acclaimed Lord of the Rings trilogy, we wait in patience as the mastermind behind bringing the J.R.R. Tolkien lore to life works with another wonderfully talented man to bring the prequel novel to the big screen with a pair of films based on The Hobbit.

While we’re eagerly awaiting to find out which lucky actor will get the chance to portray the title character amidst other casting rumors, we do have an update on the status of the scripts.

Peter Jackson was present to promote his new film, The Lovely Bones, at a press conference and during the talk, he confirmed that the first of the two scripts for The Hobbit has been completed and submitted to the studio and that they were well on their way with part two. With the studio now having possession of the scripts, approval can be made and Jackson and co. can move on to the fun stuff: casting.

“The Hobbit will be two movies and we’ve written the first script and delivered it to the studio who seem to be happy with it,” the New Zealander told reporters.

“We’re now halfway through the second script and Philippa, Fran, Guillermo and myself are doing the scripts and having great fun… It was an interesting experience because eight or nine years have passed since we wrote the Lord of the Rings screenplays and I was worried it’d be weird or hard or uncomfortable to go back there, but as soon as we started writing the scripts it was fun, actually, and easy.”

Jackson continues on to praise Guillermo, re-iterating that they’re there to support him and his work of adapting the 1937 novel and Jackson shows no hesitation in passing off the franchise to him. Along with Jackson and del Toro, the screenplay is being co-written by Philippa Boyens and Fran Walsh.

Are you as excited as I am about returning to Middle-earth?

If you’re dying for more Hobbit news, check out what del Toro has to say about the film’s creatures and monsters.

Part 1 of The Hobbit is planned to hit theaters in December, 2011, with Part 2 following a year later in December, 2012.

Source: In The News, Latino Review

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  1. Well this seems to be one franchise swimming along in a linear way. Nice to get the update, thanks Rob…

  2. Wow, what a rarity. To have some of the most talented film makers of our generation working on bringing one of the most beloved books to the screen. This is definitely on top of my most anticipated list.

  3. I almost cant believe this film is actually being made, and I suppose I wont really until I see a trailer next year, but I am very excited for this one.

    Fellowship and Two Towers are such amazing movies, never had anything like that been done before, it was (almost all) of the cast that made it such an amazing experience, they embodied those beloved characters in a way no one thought possible.

    Lets hope The Hobbit is just as good.

  4. @ SamBeckett

    Dude no love for Return of the King?

  5. @greenknight333

    very little love i’m afraid, unlike the first two, return of the king strayed too far from the book and i think Jackson made several poor creative choices.

    I dont hate it, but it pales in comparision to the first two films.

  6. DrSam

    I’m with you. Fellowship was an amazing movie, much more “personal” and, not to sound corny, it was truly magical. 2nd one was pretty good. The 3rd, good but the giant battles and the over use of cgi just took me out of the story.

    Here’s to hoping Hobbit will be more like the 1st LotR (which it should).

  7. Ok the hobbit is deff going to be more reminicient of the fellowship of the ring. It’s WAY more personal than anything in LOTR. There is no epic quest to destroy the ring… they don’t even know how crucial the ring is in the Hobbit they just think it turns you invisible. This is one of those movies that I just can’t actually believe they are doing. I remember seeing all 3 of these first day in theaters and thinking it would be sooo cool if they did the hobbit after they completed the trilogy. Well my dream came true! Some people consider the Hobbit Tokiens best work and I for one loved this book when i was younger. There are some great scenes I remembered from the book that I am absolutely dying to see onscreen.(Srry for spoilers) I couple off the top of my head (about 7 years since I read it). The epic fight with the golbin king, bilbo and gollums riddle match, the giant spiders, trolls, and mountain gaints! Yes Giants as tall as mountains how cool will that be on screen. And of course the battle of the five armies and Smaug are going to be beyond epic. So basically i’ve been waiting for this movie for a good ten years… cheers to peter jackson and del toro for bringing back the magic of Tolkien :)

  8. @greenknight333

    The Hobbit movies are undoubtedly my most anticipated movies for the next few years as well! This is a great update and I’ll take each one you can find Rob. Can’t wait to hear who plays Bilbo, Dain, Thranduil, and the others!


  9. Oh man, so looking forward to this! Going to have to re-read the Hobbit before I see the movies. Having a good reason to go back and re-read one of my favorite books is excellent.

  10. The Hobbit will be great.
    Cant wait to see Smaug the Mighty Dragon, the Battle of Five Armies(wonder if this battle will be about as big as
    Helms Deep, I mean for the sake of cinema, you want it to be epic but not to be larger than the Siege of Gondor),also the Stone Trolls, Mirkwood and the Large Spiders, our good friend Gollum, Thorin Oakenshield and the other Dwarves,
    Beorn, the Misty Mountains, Erebor aka Lonley Mountain,
    Gandalf, Saruman the White, Lady Galadriel,Elrond,Thranduil,
    Dol Guldur,Bard the Bowman, Dain and 500 or so of his fellow
    comrades, Bolg of the North, The Great Goblin, The Shire,
    Roac chief of the great ravens, Radagast,Celeborn, lord of the Eagles,and of course Bilbo Baggins. These films will be really something to see.