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Peter Jackson Reveals There Will Be a Third "Hobbit" Film

Antonio de Moraes Barros Filho/WireImage(LOS ANGELES) -- Much to the delight of his fans, director Peter Jackson made a special announcement on his official Facebook page Monday revealing that there will indeed be three Hobbit films.

The Oscar-winning Lord of the Rings director wrote, "On behalf of New Line Cinema, Warner Bros. Pictures, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Wingnut Films, and the entire cast and crew of The Hobbit films, I'd like to announce that two films will become three."

The third film will be based on the book and supplemental materials author J.R.R. Tolkien penned in an effort to bridge the events in The Hobbit with the goings on in his darker follow-up, The Lord of the Rings trilogy.

Jackson added, "It has been an unexpected journey indeed," and in the words of Professor Tolkien himself, "a tale that grew in the telling."

Jackson's first Hobbit film, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, opens on Dec. 14 and will be followed by The Hobbit: There and Back Again one year later.  The third Hobbit film is expected to be released in the summer of 2014.

Copyright 2012 ABC News Radio


Lord of the Rings Director Makes Hobbit Homes Permanent

Antonio de Moraes Barros Filho/WireImage(QUEENSTOWN, New Zealand) -- When Lord of the Rings director Peter Jackson first filmed Hobbiton, the town in which the reluctant hero Frodo Baggins lives, the village was like many others made for movies: torn down after filming. However, now that Jackson has returned to Hobbiton for his new Hobbit prequel films, he's making the set a permanent attraction for tourists to New Zealand.

In an extensive behind-the-scenes video post on his Facebook page, Jackson gives fans a sneak peek at the prequels  -- and what it's like to move the entire cast and crew to the New Zealand countryside to shoot the film. Jackson and star Elijah Wood express how bizarre it is to be walking on a set they first visited more than a decade ago, which Jackson jokingly says is, "the nearest thing I'm ever going to come to a time machine."

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey and its follow-up The Hobbit: There and Back Again are scheduled for release in December of 2012 and 2013, respectively.

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