NIkki Finke has all the details on New Line head Robert Shaye making up with Peter Jackson so that finally there shall come a HOBBIT movie.
The two Hobbit films – The Hobbit and its sequel – have long been stalled. Now they are scheduled to be shot simultaneously, with pre-production beginning as soon as possible. Principal photography is tentatively set for a 2009 start, with the intention of releasing The Hobbit in 2010 and its sequel the following year, in 2011.
SEQUEL???? WTF? Is that the one where Fingon rescues Maedhros from Morgoth and has to cut off his hand? Personally, we would like to see ONE Hobbit movie! One nice tidy Hobbit movie with Thorin and Elrond and Smaug. But I guess they need to leave in Bombadil this time by including Beorn and so on and split it into two? Whatevs…Hopefully Ian McKellan will be back as Gandalf!
According to Finke, Shaye had to make nice with Jackson to keep his job after THE GOLDEN COMPASS tanked. Jackson won’t direct the Hobbit since he’s busy on TINTIN and so on. Sam Raimi’s name is still being tossed around.
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