The work on "The Hobbit" has moved on to the next level. A month after Ian McKellen, who is set to reprise his role as Gandalf, informed that the scripts for the two films adapted from J.R.R. Tolkien's novel would be delivered soon, producer Peter Jackson has announced that the script for the first film is complete.
"'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," he said at a press conference ahead of the premiere of his new film "The Lovely Bones". Moreover, the script for "The Hobbit 2" can be expected to be finished soon as Jackson stated, "We're now halfway through the second script and Philippa [Boyens], Fran [Walsh], Guillermo[del Toro] and myself are doing the scripts and having great fun."
Sharing about his experience in writing the script, Jackson claimed, "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." He then added, "But as soon as we started writing the scripts it was fun, actually, and easy."
"The Hobbit" will re-create the scenes of the novel, with additional events that make an impact to "The Lords of the Rings", such as the expulsion of Sauron from Mirkwood by The White Council. The first of the adventure fantasy movie is scheduled for December 2011 U.S. release, while the second film is expected to hit theaters a year later.