First, regarding our First Ever Spec Faith Writing Challenge, I thought we had a good group of writers participate. I was hoping for more comments, however, so have decided to table the suggested part two of this particular challenge. I’m inclined to revisit a similar sort of activity in the future, however.
For fantasy lovers: the group of dedicated fans, led by author Robert Treskillard, who have created book trailers for Jill Williamson‘s Blood of Kings Trilogy (Marcher Lord Press) just released the third in the series–the trailer for From Darkness Won (see below).
Today Peter Jackson, followed by an official press release from New Line Cinema, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios, and Warner Bros. Pictures, announced a third film in what is now being referred to as The Hobbit Trilogy. Yep, you read that right–a third Hobbit movie!
Peter Jackson will make a third film in his upcoming adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien’s enduringly popular masterpiece The Hobbit . . .
Jackson, the Academy Award®-winning filmmaker behind the blockbuster “The Lord of the Rings” Trilogy, recently wrapped principal photography on what he originally planned to be a two-film adaptation of The Hobbit, which is set in Middle-earth 60 years before The Lord of the Rings.
Jackson stated, “Upon recently viewing a cut of the first film, and a chunk of the second, Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens and I were very pleased with the way the story was coming together. We recognized that the richness of the story of The Hobbit, as well as some of the related material in the appendices of The Lord of the Rings, gave rise to a simple question: do we tell more of the tale? And the answer from our perspective as filmmakers and fans was an unreserved ‘yes.’
And now, your views, in two parts.
First, what do you think of the idea of three Hobbit films instead of two?
Second, and completely unrelated? What, in your opinion, is the number one reason you would not finish a book? Have there been any of late (no titles necessary) that you have not finished?
Looking forward to your answers. Enjoy the aforementioned book trailer.