Two films? Let's not call The Hobbit two films. How about two parts?
Though the book will be broken into two content-enriched films, Guillermo del Toro has surfaced to assure fans that he is adapting the story as if he was making a single film.
The Hobbit in Two Parts
The good people at MTV Movies Blog have caught up to director Guillermo del Toro and have learned that he is unfazed about the idea of creating two JRR Tolkein based films off a single book.
“The reality is that we stopped talking the first movie and second movie, and we just started taking about the movie - the two episodes, or two parts, as if they were a single piece of narrative,” he said of scriptwriting meetings between “Lord of the Rings” director Peter Jackson, his filmmaking team of Fran Walsh and Philippa Boyens, and del Toro himself.
“We don’t even call it the bridge movie, we just call it ‘The Movie.’ And this is great. When we found what reverberated, and we found it in one of our virtual meetings - we understood. It’s a movie.”
Considering that the source material is JRR Tolkein, the move to create two volumes of The Hobbit is sort of ironic. Tolkein originally submitted The Lord of the Rings as a single volume and was consequently rejected by his publisher. The story was just too long. Only after being convinced into cutting the story into three volumes did the books finally make wide circulation.