NEW YORK (Reuters) – Peter Jackson is a different director to his colleagues and, more importantly, a different filmmaker.
He’s not interested in making sequels to his best-selling films.
Instead, Jackson is making his third Hobbit movie and his first in the U.S. for an English-language audience since the book was first published in 1997.
“The Hobbit” hits theaters on Friday, marking the first of several films based on Tolkien’s classic Middle-earth trilogy, and Jackson is taking some risks.
The Hobbit has long been the most popular book in the world, and the Hobbit director says his second film is a “real gamble” that he is “not looking at a one-year deal.”
Jackson said the new location will be a “big, beautiful building with a lot of natural light” and will “be a great backdrop for the story.”
The Hobbit will have a much more intimate look at the book and the characters, and we will get to know the characters better, he said.
We will have an entirely new set of eyes on this story.
“This is going to be a big gamble and a big change, but we’re very excited about it,” he told reporters on a conference call with reporters.
“I think we’re going to see a different, more emotional film that will have us rooting for the characters.”
The film, based on J.R.
R Tolkien’s “The Hobbit,” has been criticized by critics for its over-the-top, over-lit setting and over-stylized costumes.
It’s the first film to be based on the original work of the legendary Tolkien.
But many of the critics, including many who are not fans of Jackson’s work, said the film is worth the money.
The first film grossed $1.4 billion worldwide and has sold more than 4.7 million copies in more than 100 countries.
Jackson and his production company, Bad Robot, have spent $3 billion on the project.
The second Hobbit, titled “The Battle of the Five Armies,” will be the third film based on The Hobbit series, which was published in 1937 and is set in Middle-Earth, a land that has been mostly unchanged since the Middle Ages.
Jackson said the company had already spent more than $200 million on a second film, “The Return of the King.”
Jackson’s other projects include “The Hunger Games,” which has sold about 8 million copies worldwide.
He has said he has been a big fan of “The Lord of the Rings” since he was a child.