THE THIRD MOVIE WILL BE RELEASED IN 2014
« The Hobbit: There and Back Again » will take longer than expected to be released in theaters. In fact, Warner Bros. confirmed that the third movie of the trilogy based on J.R.R. Tolkien’s book will be pushed back until December 17, 2014 (the film was originally scheduled to open July 18, 2014).
The first movie, which opened last December, did a $300 million gross at the domestic box office and it relates the initial journey of Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman) who treks over the Misty Mountains to help Thorin Oakenshield (Richard Armitage) and his band of dwarf followers who are looking for their lost treasure and trying to get their homeland back.
For those of you who have watched it, you may have noticed the hyper-realistic “immersive” experience given by a groundbreaking 48-frames-per-second technology that Peter Jackson used to shoot the movie. “Forty-eight frames per second is something you have to get used to. I’ve got absolute belief and faith in 48 frames. It’s something that could have ramifications for the entire industry. The Hobbit really is the test of that”, Jackson said.
While the third movie seems so far away, the second should normally be out December 13, later this year. That is if The Hobbit : The Desolation of Smaug does not face other unscheduled problems or delays!