I wonder if they'll do the Hobbit they way Tolkien meant it to be? As a story written and narrated by Bilbo based on his adventure rather than just show the adventure.
Don't they kind of show him working on the book in LOTR (when Frodo reads the title "There and Back Again - a Hobbit's Tale by Bilbo Baggins")
I thought Tolkien called the book "Over the Hill and Back Again" as a subtitle but maybe wrong
I thought it was kinda funny having Ian Holm play Bilbo in the films BTW, 30 or so years ago, Ian Holm played Frodo, in a BBC radio version of LOTR.