Following rumours that he was going to make an ongoing series of hobbit films based on stories in the silmarillion, Peter Jackson has confirmed that this is not the case. Speaking at Comic-Con in San Diego, he explained that he has not been able to get the rights to the book, which comprises a series of shorter stories surrounding those told in the Lord Of The Rings trilogy.
Despite their immenses popularity with fans, Jackson's original three films did not meet with the approval of author JRR Tolkein's estate. His final adaptation has been made in two parts. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey is scheduled for release at the end of this year, with The Hobbit: There And Back Again to follow in 2013.
Jackson is now expected to concentrate on forthcoming computer game adaptation Halo.