London, July 31 : Peter Jackson has confirmed that the Hobbit film project will be extended to a trilogy.
"It has been an unexpected journey indeed, and in the words of Professor Tolkien himself, `A tale that grew in the telling'," the BBC quoted Jackson
as posting on his Facebook account.
The first instalment is due out on 14 December and the follow-up on 13 December 2013.
Rumours that a third film was in the works surfaced last week.