Re: THE HOBBIT (2012/2013): News, Rumors, Pics Till Release
I can tell he fell in love with the cast, and the look of the film, and that he wants to put as much in possible and allow the story to breathe. And sure, any LOTR story will have more sustenance to it when being allowed to breathe than, say, a thin story like King Kong (wherein the whole point of staying on the boat for so long was for tension), but I think the narrative will suffer from such prolonged length.
"That was the guy.. that was the guy from Ender's Game." - an 8-year-old's reaction to seeing the TFA teaser