My pal Megan over at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt just slipped me the early intel on something that should make your little geeky hearts skip a beat. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt has snagged the rites to five tie-in titles connected to December’s big-screen debut of the first film based on J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit being directed by Peter Jackson.
The multibook deal includes five titles to be released in November 2012. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Visual Companion by Jude Fisher, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Official Movie Guide by Brian Sibley, The World of the Hobbits, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Almanac, and The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Photo Storybook, the publisher said.
The single-volume hobbit is being bisected into two films: The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey and The Hobbit: There and Back Again. The first film hits theatres December 14. The film is being released by New Line Cinema and MGM.
Way cool, boys and girls!