The MTV Movies Blog seems to be on a Hobbit Quest with their recent slew of interviews with major Lord of the Rings cast members who could potentially return for the highly anticipated ‘Hobbit’ film. Last week, they snagged an interview with Viggo Mortensen. This week, they follow up with Cate Blanchett.
In an MTV interview on his latest film “Eastern Promises”, Mortensen was asked a few inevitable questions concerning The Hobbit.
The Rotten Tomatoes article can be traced back to an IESB interview with Bruce Campbell.
The Financial Times reports that efforts by Goldman Sachs and Deutsche Bank to raise funds for financing MGM's films, including The Hobbit among others, have "been blown off-course", causing them to withdraw their commitments.
On Friday, 10th August 2007, IESB posted an article stating that their inside source at Newline indicates "Raimi is looking to helm The Hobbit with Peter Jackson attached to produce."
Old interview, new revelation: In an Australian television interview dated 26th July 2007, Sir Ian McKellen alluded to the fact that The Hobbit won't really be what it should without Peter Jackson at the helm.
TORC message board member "TORN" points us to an LA Times news article that indicates New Line is in negotiations with Peter Jackson's reps over The Hobbit.
In an interview with MTV, Orlando Bloom briefly discusses the possibility of reprising his role as Legolas in "The Hobbit".
The rumours about Sam Raimi's involvement in The Hobbit have never been fully verified... until now. See what Spider-Man 3's director has to say about The Hobbit.
Entertainment Weekly has further confirmed Sam Raimi's interest in directing The Hobbit... though with a bit more clarification on how he's approaching the situation.
Founder and co-chairman of New Line Cinema, Bob Shaye, has admitted to regretting the loss of Peter Jackson as a friend, but doesn't regret that he gave him an earful in comments late last year... and The Hobbit in 2009?
Spiderman 1, 2, and 3 director Sam Raimi may be considering directing The Hobbit.
Could Sean Bean play a role in The Hobbit? He seems to think there's a possibility.
Peter Jackson has responded to (New Line Cinema Chief) Bob Shaye's comments about the absolute status of the end of their current relationship and future relationship.
"I do not want to make a movie with somebody who is suing me. It will never happen during my watch."