Tuesday, December 18, 2007

The Hobbit!

The disputes have been resolved:

Director Peter Jackson, New Line Cinema and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc said on Tuesday they have agreed to make two movies based on the book "The Hobbit" by J.R.R. Tolkien, ending months of legal wrangling.

Jackson, the director of the smash hit "Lord of the Rings" movies, and producer Fran Walsh will executive produce both a "Hobbit" movie and a sequel, but no decision has been made about who will direct the films, Bob Shaye and Michael Lynne, co-chairmen and co-CEOs of New Line told Reuters. [more]
Peter Jackson to produce two Hobbit films | Entertainment | Reuters


  1. If they can do two movies for The Hobbit, shouldn't they have done at least six for Lord of the Rings? 8-{)>

  2. I gather from some of the reports that the first film will be based on the book but that the second is intended to fill in the gap between The Hobbit and LOTR. How they intend to do that is the big question.

  3. I've read that Christopher Tolkien did a credible job with the Children of Hurin. But that, of course, was working on texts that his uncle had written. No telling how he would do filling in a blank like that out of whole cloth.

    One hopes it won't be as bad as what Lucas did to Star Wars.


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