All the "Hobbit" News, Recapped

So Peter Jackson is definitely OUT as director of "The Hobbit." And then MGM and producer Saul Zaentz chime and say "well, maybe not." Meanwhile every movie site on the planet is grasping at the newest and most hopeful "Hobbit" news they can. Leave it to the New York Times to get us all up to speed.

From the NYT: " he contretemps over ?The Hobbit,? those involved say, is really about the lawsuit over revenues from the ?Lord of the Rings? series, which has taken in a staggering $2.9 billion in box office receipts alone.

In February 2005 Mr. Jackson sued New Line, saying he was owed money from the trilogy. Mr. Jackson has said he sued over profits from ?The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring,? after he was unable to get New Line to submit to an independent audit of its books. The lawsuit, which was unsuccessfully mediated, still has no court date, and so far no audit has taken place. New Line executives have complained that Mr. Jackson has become vastly wealthy from the Tolkien trilogy and is unjustifiably portraying himself as a victim."

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Comments

sokiveta.com

Michael Sokiveta

[b]The Hobbit[/b]
Am I the only one that thought it made perfect sense for them to film The Hobbit right after Return of the King? I mean, they had the actors, the sets, New Zealand, and Gollum all right there. Peter Jackson could have said, "I know I said we were only going to make three, but how do you kids feel about making just one more?"

It reminds me of what General Patton said after World War II was over, "Hey, now that we've beaten German, let's go conquer Russia. We already have our tanks over here, and it will save us from having to put up with them later."

Nov 30 - 03:48 AM

Defmonkey

Tyson Herritt

hahaha. Now theres a remake/bioaghraphy that I would watch. A new movie about Patton. To just show the kids today how truely badass he was. I would def. watch that.

Nov 30 - 11:48 AM

dracus

Cap Nord

We don't need another Patton movie to show how badass he was; George C. Scott and Francis Ford Coppola said it all, especially in the scene when Patton slapped the coward.

Nov 30 - 05:06 PM

lavatory love machine

juan carlos petruchi

but now the guy who onws the rights is saying that new line is OUT and peter jackson is IN

Nov 30 - 08:19 AM

Defmonkey

Tyson Herritt

hahaha. Now theres a remake/bioaghraphy that I would watch. A new movie about Patton. To just show the kids today how truely badass he was. I would def. watch that.

Nov 30 - 11:48 AM

dracus

Cap Nord

We don't need another Patton movie to show how badass he was; George C. Scott and Francis Ford Coppola said it all, especially in the scene when Patton slapped the coward.

Nov 30 - 05:06 PM

dracus

Cap Nord

We don't need another Patton movie to show how badass he was; George C. Scott and Francis Ford Coppola said it all, especially in the scene when Patton slapped the coward.

Nov 30 - 05:06 PM

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