Digital Spy

Search Digital Spy
5

Movies Interview

Peter Jackson on 'The Hobbit' and 'Lord of the Rings' - video

By and Amie Parker-Williams
Peter Jackson has discussed his role as director on The Hobbit trilogy.

Speaking to Digital Spy, the helmer spoke about the links between his new trilogy and the Lord of the Rings films, explaining that he wants people to view them as a single six-part series.


Jackon said: "I'm one of those guys that really wants to have a unity between the stories even though Lord of the Rings was written much later than The Hobbit and grew into a much more adult, apocalyptic kind of story.

"I want to make sure that one day, when people have got the six movies in a box set, they can start at the beginning and it starts with the lighter, calm before the storm feeling of The Hobbit, a bit more humour, and then it sort of grows.

"That synergy is very important to me."

Jackson went on to discuss the future character development of Bilbo (Martin Freeman), the presence of Elijah Wood and Ian Holm in the film, and the reasoning behind his decision to make three movies rather than two.

> Martin Freeman on 'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey' - video interview
> Ian McKellen on returning to Middle-earth in 'The Hobbit' - video interview

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey is out now.

You May Like

Comments

Loading...