http://movies.yahoo.com/mv/news/ap/20080313/120541260000.html To me, I think they're just trying to make the most money possible. With the books over, and no sequels or prequels, they want to keep raking it in. On the negative side, we will have to wait longer to see all of them and the series will be less congruent. On the positive side, this will allow the last movies to be more true to the book and keep more details intact. Please weigh in!