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'The Hobbit' Will Now Be a Trilogy of Movies Says Peter Jackson - Speakeasy - WSJ

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With the film adaptation now stretched to three parts, “The Hobbit” follows other film-adaptation series that would appear to take longer to watch than to read the original source books themselves. When J.K. Rowling’s “Harry Potter” series was adapted for film, the seventh and final book was divided into two films. A similar extension happened with the film adaptation of Stephanie Meyer’s “Twilight” series, with the final installment, “Breaking Dawn: Part 2,” set to be released in mid-November. (Jackson directed “The Lord of the Rings” trilogy, but at one film per book.) Perhaps the takeaway is that fans, and film studios, just can’t get enough.


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