I’m not Derren Brown, but it doesn’t take a mind-reader to predict that I’m not the only person excited by the news that Peter Jackson will produce two movies based on The Hobbit (error corrections are mine, because Ain’t It Cool News‘s illiteracy dismays me):
One will be an adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit. The second project is believed to be a bridge between The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings trilogy – culled from the titanic amount of periphery/ancillary/notated material found in Tolkien’s works. Such material can already be seen in the existing films.
I’m not shocked by this news. I don’t think I ever really lost the feeling that this was ultimately inevitable. I’m happy to hear it’s finally going to happen though. Most importantly, before some of the significant players become too old.