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."
Spiderman director will likely step into Middle-earth and take the reins from Peter Jackson.
ACADEMY AWARD-WINNER PETER JACKSON AND NEW LINE CINEMA JOIN WITH MGM TO PRODUCE “THE HOBBIT,” EAGERLY-ANTICIPATED FANTASY ADVENTURE EPIC
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...
"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."
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.
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."
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'.
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'.
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."
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.
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.
The information on the Hobbit fansite that reported this development has been taken down today since its credibility is in doubt.
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'.
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.