Bilbo Baggins: I have… I have never used a sword in my life. Gandalf: And I hope you never have to. But if you do, remember this: true courage is about knowing not when to take a life, but when to spare one.
It has just been released that the previously proposed two part hobbit films will be expanded to a trilogy. Peter Jackson posted this on his Facebook page on the 30th of July “So, without further ado and 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.”
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The principle photography on the hobbit movies (parts one and two) wrapped up in New Zealand on the 6th of July, the 266 day shoot is not far of the time it took to film the lord of the rings which was three films! Now there’re into post production, the editing and special effects though on the hobbit blog Peter Jackson has said that they may return to do pick-up shots in 2013 for the second film, There And Back Again. The Hobbit Part 1 : An Unexpected Journey is scheduled to hit theatres on the 14th December this year.
http://www.thehobbit.com/index.html check out the trailer here
Sam: [Both are overcome by exhaustion] Do you remember the Shire, Mr. Frodo? It’ll be spring soon. And the orchards will be in blossom. And the birds will be nesting in the hazel thicket. And they’ll be sowing the summer barley in the lower fields… and eating the first of the strawberries with cream. Do you remember the taste of strawberries?
Frodo: No, Sam. I can’t recall the taste of food… nor the sound of water… nor the touch of grass. I’m… naked in the dark, with nothing, no veil… between me… and the wheel of fire! I can see him… with my waking eyes!
Sam: Then let us be rid of it… once and for all! Come on, Mr. Frodo. I can’t carry it for you… but I can carry you!
Frodo: I wish the ring had never come to me. I wish none of this had happened.
Gandalf: So do all who live to see such times. But that is not for them to decide. All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us. There are other forces at work in this world Frodo, besides the will of evil. Bilbo was meant to find the Ring. In which case, you were also meant to have it. And that is an encouraging thought.