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Cursed Hobbit Films to Be 3-D

Peter Jackson's cursed but soon-to-be-green-lit Hobbit films, most recently troubled by a fire on the set, will be released in 3-D, the Times reports. Michael Cieply writes: "And never mind all the cheering at Comic-Con in July, when panelists in a Middle Earth-oriented session repeated the now-defunct promise that the picture would be 2-D." Indeed, in a 2009 interview, original director Guillermo del Toro (who has since dropped out of the project) said: "We are not talking about 3-D, we are not writing the screenplay for 3-D right now. If after Avatar the market may change and demands are put upon us, etc., that is in the future." [Media Decoder/NYT]