Final movie in Hobbit trilogy moves to December 2014
(REUTERS) - The final installment of The Hobbit film trilogy will be released on Dec 17, 2014, five months later than planned, Warner Bros said on Thursday.
The Hobbit: There and Back Again had been set to debut in July 2014. It will follow The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, which came out in December 2012, and The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, is scheduled to be released on December 13, 2013.
"We're excited to complete the trilogy the same way we started it, as a holiday treat for moviegoers everywhere," said Mr Dan Fellman, president of distribution for Warner Bros, a unit of Time Warner Inc.
The Hobbit series is a prequel to J.R.R. Tolkien's epic fantasy The Lord of the Rings, which director Peter Jackson made into three Oscar-winning films about a decade ago.