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LOTR Returns to the Past

By Newsgroup Usenet August 20th, 2008

Reminiscent when we first heard Star Wars Episode I was going into production some years ago after a long hiatus, an even greater excitement is anticipated in a shorter period of time inbetween as Peter Jackson, Fran Walsh and Phillippa Boyens (the three writer/producers of the of the “Lord of the Rings” film trilogy) have all officially agreed to not only work on the film adaptation of “The Hobbit”, but it’s sequel that covers the time in between “The Hobbit” and “The Fellowship of the Ring”.

Production is scheduled to begin sometime during winter and an expected release date has been estimated between 2011-2012. Guillermo Del Toro will direct both films back to back with the first film centered on a young Bilbo Baggins swept off by the wizard Gandalf to recover a lost treasure.