Rings Screenwriters Back for Hobbit
Peter Jackson et al are back to to pen The Hobbit.
The Oscar-winning team behind the Lord of the Rings screenplays will officially reunite for the Hobbit films.
Peter Jackson, Fran Walsh and Philippa Boyens, who successfully completed the massive job of adapting Tolkien’s epic tome for the big screen and won an Oscar for their work on The Return of the King, are set to turn their talents to the author’s more modestly-sized prequel – and a sequel which will bridge the two projects.
Variety reports that production on the Guillermo Del Toro-directed efforts is set to begin in late 2009, with release dates of 2011 and 2012 set for the films.