The first entry into Peter Jackson’s three part return to Middle Earth will be the shortest trip yet. The running time for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey has been revealed along with the first of many television spots.
Speaking with Empire, Jackson talked about the current running time for Hobbit:
It’s looking like it’s going to be about ten minutes shorter than Fellowship was. So it’s going to be officially our shortest Middle-earth yet.
I mean, Fellowship was just under three hours and this is about two hours, 40 minutes at the moment.
While there are still some effects shots to be done and a end credits reel to be added, the running time likely won’t change by more than a few minutes if at all. Even though The Hobbit clocks in it at 2 hours 40 minutes and is the first in the trilogy, it’s safe to say that we won’t have to worry about it being rushed. Needing no introduction, check out the first TV spot.
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Source : Empire via Digital Spy