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Hobbit filmmaker Peter Jackson changes name of trilogy finale

Published on Apr 25, 2014 3:11 AM
 
A cinema still from The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. Director Peter Jackson has announced that the final installment of the blockbuster "Hobbit" film trilogy has been given a new name. -- PHOTO: WARNER BROS

LOS ANGELES (AFP) - The final installment of the blockbuster Hobbit film trilogy has been given a new name, director Peter Jackson announced on Thursday.

The movie was to have been released this year under the title, The Hobbit: There and Back Again, but has been re-named The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, the New Zealand filmmaker said on his Facebook page.

It is due for release in America on December 17, bringing to a climax the story started in 2012's The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey"and last year's The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug.

"Our journey to make The Hobbit Trilogy has been in some ways like Bilbo's own, with hidden paths revealing their secrets to us as we've gone along," the Oscar-winning director said.

 
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