The Hobbit (Movies)

  • The Hobbit: Summary & Speculation

    Kristin Thompson, author of "The Frodo Franchise" writes in to say: "Over on my Frodo Franchise blog, I’ve posted an epic summary of the news about the Hobbit breakthrough, along with some speculation on what’s to come."

  • Sam Raimi to Direct The Hobbit?

    Spiderman director will likely step into Middle-earth and take the reins from Peter Jackson.



  • "MarketSaw" Confirms Peter Jackson Will Direct The Hobbit

    Last week, Jim Dorey from MarketSaw posted an article stating that Peter Jackson would direct The Hobbit. He was shot down by a few sites, and being the sincere person he is, he went back to his sources in Peter Jackson's camp for clarifications. Today he confirms what we've all been waiting to hear: Peter Jackson WILL indeed direct The Hobbit... along with an LOTR-prequel, drawn from the matter of The Silmarillion and The History Of Middle-earth series. This is huge news. Read on...

  • Ian McKellen Would Do The Hobbit

    "I am glad to read that it is looking more and more likely. ... I would be disappointed if they didn't want to have the original Gandalf."

  • New Line Co-CEO Michael Lynne On The Hobbit: "There's more than just hope."

    MTV has once again caught up with LOTR personalities to find what they have to say about 'The Hobbit'. However, this time they go straight to the top.

  • J.R.R.Tolkien's Great-Nephew Tim Tolkien Glad About Progress In Jackson-New Line Case

    Concerning the progress in the PJ-NL lawsuit, British newspaper 'The Independent' quotes Tim Tolkien as saying "It would be complete madness for Peter Jackson not to be involved. This would be great news."

  • A Neat New Summary Of The Latest News Concerning 'The Hobbit'

    In her latest blog entry, Kristin Thompson, author of 'The Frodo Franchise', summarizes the biggest news stories concerning the feud between New Line and Peter Jackson, and goes on to suggest what it all portends for 'The Hobbit'.

  • The Hobbit: Inside Information

    No, we're not talking about Chapter XII of the book, but actual information that seems to suggest Peter Jackson might very soon be declared the director of 'The Hobbit'.

  • Entertainment Weekly's Cover Story: The Hobbit

    With a decent summary of the situation as it now stands, the article also suggets that "the bitter feud between Rings director Peter Jackson and New Line Cinema co-chairman Robert Shaye may finally be nearing resolution."

  • Samwise Still Holds Hopes For 'The Hobbit', But None For Himself

    Sean Astin speaks on his continued hopes for a Jackson-directed 'Hobbit', but is unsure it'll have a role for him. Yet he's confident of Peter Jackson and his creative ability to cast "Samwise" in it if need be.

  • New Line Pays Up Before 21-Day Deadline

    After having being slammed with a $125,000 fine by U.S. Magistrate Judge Stephen J. Hillman, who passed a ruling less than 3 weeks ago, instructing New Line "to retain and pay for an outside document retrieval vendor within three weeks", New Line accepted the decision and paid up.

  • UPDATE: New Line Scouting in New Zealand for 'The Lonely Mountain' Location?

    The information on the Hobbit fansite that reported this development has been taken down today since its credibility is in doubt.

  • Understanding the Ruling in Peter Jackson's Lawsuit Against New Line

    In her latest blog entry, Kristin Thompson, author of ‘The Frodo Franchise’, explains the repercussions of last week’s court ruling on New Line, and the implications it might have on Peter Jackson directing 'The Hobbit'.

  • Round One: New Line Fined $125,000 in Peter Jackson Lawsuit

    In what seems to be only the tip of a huge monetary iceberg that now threatens to sink New Line’s credibility in a lawsuit filed by Peter Jackson, the studio has been fined $125,000 for failing to produce required evidence in court.

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