Peter Jackson Confirms The Hobbit will be Two Movies, One Story
According to Stuff.co.nz, Peter Jackson has confirmed that The Hobbit will be one story made into two films:
"We decided it would be a mistake to try to cram everything into one movie," he told British film magazine Empire. "The essential brief was to do The Hobbit, and it allows us to make The Hobbit in a little more style, if you like, of the [Lord of the Rings] trilogy."
With the films scheduled to go before the cameras next year in New Zealand, we can certainly expect some casting announcements in the next 6-8 months.