Peter JacksonPeter Jackson has told The Hobbit Movie Blog that the first full screenplay of the first Hobbit movie:
“The Hobbit will be two movies and we’ve written the first script and delivered it to the studio who seem to be happy with it.
“We’re now halfway through the second script and Philippa, Fran, Guillermo and myself are doing the scripts and having great fun.
“It was an interesting experience because eight or nine years have passed since we wrote the Lord of the Rings screenplays and I was worried it’d be weird or hard or uncomfortable to go back there, but as soon as we started writing the scripts it was fun, actually, and easy.”
Things will certainly start moving more quickly now… expect casting news soon, followed by a filming schedule soon thereafter!