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Peter Jackson reveals The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey's runtime

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

Story by Jack Foley

PETER Jackson has sort of revealed the running time of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.

Speaking to Empire magazine, he said that the first instalment of The Hobbit trilogy would clock in at around two hours and 40 minutes, making it the shortest of all the Lord of the Rings films so far.

“It’s looking like it’s going to be about 10 minutes shorter than Fellowship was,” he said. “I mean, Fellowship was just under three hours and this is about two hours, 40 minutes at the moment.”

Jackson has yet to add the end credits and is still putting the finishing touches to some special effects shots but neither of these are expected to make a substantial increase to the film’s length.

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, starring Martin Freeman as Blbo Baggins, will be released on December 14.

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