While he still works to untangle the MGM fiasco, Peter Jackson may be moving closer to solidifying the future status of The Hobbit.
Maybe... At least one source is reporting that Jackson is moving towards directing both feature films.
No director doesn't mean that works not getting done.
"It's in production. The sets are ready..."
No more $15/month plan for LOTRO later this year.
"In light of ongoing delays in the setting of a start date for filming "The Hobbit," I am faced with the hardest decision of my life..."
"We have designed all the creatures, we have designed the sets, the wardrobe. We have done animatics and planned very lengthy action sequences and scary sequences and funny sequences. We are very, very prepared for when it finally is triggered, but we don't know anything until MGM is sold"
The never-ending cascade of hearsay dates for when The Hobbit will start filming continues...
This year's Middle-earth Weekend has the theme of the Mariner to tie in with the International Maritime Organization's Year of the Seafarer.
Looks like all the delays in filming have added up to a release date 3 years hence.
Warner Bros. now owns ALL the game licenses attached to The Lord of the Rings, whether based on the films, or based on the books.
The Hobbiton set continues to work toward completion, reports the Matamata Chronicle... good news, of course, but no one can say just when filming will commence there.
Check out this interesting interview with Simon Tolkien on NPR. He gets into some interesting details about his relationship with his grandfather, including some specific memories and influences.
Scripts are done, but shooting won't start until late this year, Jackson says.
"The lovely thing about 'The Hobbit' is that the race of the dwarves comes to the forefront in the story, and [we'll depict] the uniqueness of the collection of the dwarves..."