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'Lord of the Rings' Writers Back 'Hobbit', Scripting Begins

August 20, 2008, 3:36 am GMT

The adaptation of another J.R.R. Tolkien's novel has found its writers from the successful screenwriter team of hit trilogy 'Lord of the Rings' and they have begun writing for the screenplay.



Being one of the most talked about movies in development, "The Hobbit" slowly but surely moves forward as it is now officially having a screenwriting team. The Warner Bros. Pictures' fantasy adaptation is seeing the collaboration between the group of successful "Lord of the Rings" writers, Peter Jackson, Fran Walsh and Philippa Boyens, and director Guillermo del Toro.

All four of them have been signed to pen the screenplay of both films, "The Hobbit" and "The Hobbit 2" adapted from J.R.R. Tolkien's novel. It has been noted that the deal with the scribes has been completed and they have begun on the writing of the screenplay. On the scripting process, del Toro as reported by The One Ring allegedly has even described it as "beautiful".

An adventure movie about Frodo's uncle, Bilbo Baggins, "The Hobbit" centers its story on his journeys to the Lonely Mountain with a group of Dwarfs to take back the treasure stolen by the dragon Smaug. It will also chronicle how he comes in possession of the One Ring. The shooting is scheduled to start in fall of 2009 in New Zealand, while the first movie is expected to hit the big screen on December 1, 2011 followed by the second exactly a year later.

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