Peter Jackson/Tolkien News on “The Silmarillion” & a Third “Hobbit” Film
When asked if he would ever adapt J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Silmarillion, Peter Jackson responded that unlike the Tolkien novels he has already adapted, The Silmarillion is owned by the Tolkien estate, with there being one problem…
“I don’t think the Tolkien estate liked those films,” Jackson said, meaning the Lord of the Rings trilogy. Jackson says he would have to live till 110 to get the rights, which he doesn’t forsee happening.
With the filming of “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” pretty much complete, Jackson is considering making a third film based on The Hobbit based on unpublished work of Tolkien’s.
“It’s still premature. We have an incredible source of material, and we do have the rights to many of J.R.R. Tolkien’s notes, and I have been talking to the stuido about other things we haven’t seen that might make into a [third] film.”