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By Laura L. GrieshaRead more”There are a lot of things to talk about with the Chinese audience,” says director Peter Jackson.
“They like movies that have a bit of a western spin.
The thing that I love about them is that they have such a wide range of tastes and we’re not in the business of trying to cater to a specific audience.
I don’t know why we’ve gotten so much criticism, but we do want to try to do things differently.
The story of The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug was conceived as a film about the origins of Hobbiton, the fictional land of Middle-earth.
As part of that, Jackson enlisted the help of Chinese screenwriter Liu Cheng (who had previously worked with J.R.
R Tolkien on The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings trilogy), as well as Chinese-American filmmaker Liu Yu, who wrote the script for the first Hobbit movie.
The film will open in China this fall, in a wide-ranging adaptation of J. R.
R Tolkein’s The Hobbit.
But, while China’s film market is dominated by foreign films, Jackson said that he’s not interested in being pigeonholed as a Hollywood movie producer.
He’s keen to make movies that are more diverse, with a wider range of views and characters.”
The Hobbit, a film based on J. Robert R. Tolkien’s The Lord of The Rings series, will star Benedict Cumberbatch as Bilbo Baggins, Tom Hiddleston as Frodo Baggins and Idris Elba as Gollum. “
It’s a rich culture and a rich language and culture is important to me.”
The Hobbit, a film based on J. Robert R. Tolkien’s The Lord of The Rings series, will star Benedict Cumberbatch as Bilbo Baggins, Tom Hiddleston as Frodo Baggins and Idris Elba as Gollum.
It is scheduled to be released in China in November 2019.