Jackson to make third 'Hobbit' movie

Peter Jackson is adding a third film to what was planned to be the two-part series 'The Hobbit'.

Peter Jackson is adding a third film to what was planned to be the two-part series 'The Hobbit'.

The director of the Oscar-winning 'Lord Of The Rings' trilogy said today that after viewing a cut of the first film and part of the second that he felt there was room for a third.

Jackson said in a statement that a lot of JRR Tolkien’s tale of Bilbo Baggins would remain untold if a third film was not made.

Warner Bros and MGM will continue their partnership to make the three films.

The first instalment, 'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey', hits cinemas in December, while the second, 'The Hobbit: There And Back Again', is set for release in December next year.

The third film will come out in the summer of 2014.

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