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.