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What's Happening With The Hobbit?
Catch up on Shaye vs Jackson

05 October 2007  |  Written by Olly Richards  |  Source: Entertainment Weekly

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The Hobbit movie, or rather the enduring lack of a movie of the Lord of the Rings prequel, has been one of the most discussed projects of the last few years, largely because of the falling out between New Line and Peter Jackson, which has held the movie in limbo.

This
cover article for US magazine Entertainment Weekly doesn't really offer any concrete news, but it's a great catch-up for those who are confused by all the ins and outs of the case and don't understand why those kids can't just get along and give us Bilbo Baggins' adventures.

Don't get too excited about the movie happening though. As the piece says, olive branches are being tentatively extended between New Line head Bob Shaye and Jackson, but the film – if it ever happens – is still a way off.

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Heres Hoping
Here's hoping they sort this out sooner rather that later. We dont all want to die of old age before it happens. More

Posted by shool at 10:20 on 08 October 2007 | Report This Post

2010
4 years ago fucking hell new line r twats now with the strikes happening we will have to wait till 2010 for the hobbit fuck sake i hate studio excs More

Posted by alimac at 21:00 on 06 October 2007 | Report This Post

2 FILMS!!
I can only imagine how good that would be *swoon* Too bad the earlier Tolkien stuff probably cant translate to movies as well as the Hobbit and LOTR will / do. SO making two hobbit films increasing the amount of middle earth movies beyond what most people could have hoped for :) Give Jacko the cash!! More

Posted by davey_wan at 12:29 on 06 October 2007 | Report This Post

PATIENCE
I was really thrilled when i heard that The Hobbit is gonna be done, so you can imagine how disappointed i was when the fighting began....But i'm gonna be patient cause look at the Lord of the Rings, they took 7 years in the making and WHAT A RESULT! So i'm not quitting my hopes yet....I know its really hard that jackson will be the one directing,(personally he's the best for it) if we want to see results like LOTR, but there are alot of fantastic directors out there that can really make it.... More

Posted by Eti023 at 23:16 on 05 October 2007 | Report This Post

whho
be patient it will all fall into place. lets not forget we still have the greatest trilogy of films ever made to savour over. We had to wait 16 years for a new star wars and its only been 4 years since rings. More

Posted by theonering at 20:18 on 05 October 2007 | Report This Post

what?
no shia labeouf link yet, wierd seein as though hes been in every film this year More

Posted by mallas11 at 16:26 on 05 October 2007 | Report This Post

Pre-Strike
They gotta shit this fucker out pre-strike or they'll never be able to get a new pair of leather pants. Who's available? Fuck Jackson, Holm and McKellen they can all ride it. Get in Bruckheimer the guy who directed Avril Lavignes Girlfriend video, Chris Tucker as Bilbo, Vin Diesel as Gandalf and Norah Jones as Gollum. November shoot in Benidrom, change the ring to Quail eggs and get the bastard released in time for the Oscars. Change the title to Charlie Wilsons Hobbit with Iraq undertones an More

Posted by callumcostello at 15:27 on 05 October 2007 | Report This Post

Pre-Strike
They gotta shit this fucker out pre-strike or they'll never be able to get a new pair of leather pants. Who's available? Fuck Jackson, Holm and McKellen they can all ride it. Get in Bruckheimer the guy who directed Avril Lavignes Girlfriend video, Chris Tucker as Bilbo, Vin Diesel as Gandalf and Norah Jones as Gollum. November shoot in Benidrom, change the ring to Quail eggs and get the bastard released in time for the Oscars. Change the title to Charlie Wilsons Hobbit with Iraq undertones an More

Posted by callumcostello at 15:26 on 05 October 2007 | Report This Post

it must happen if only New Line would just be the bigger person and say ok have your dvd money we don't care we know youll make it back for us and while we are it heres sam Raimi to help give something diffrent for the movie .please new line enough is enough hurry up and make the hobbit before my great feelings of watching the rings are gone More

Posted by alimac at 15:13 on 05 October 2007 | Report This Post

RE:
sorry chaps, what's rtyty? More

Posted by charltni at 14:58 on 05 October 2007 | Report This Post

Fuck it. Give it to McG as well. More

Posted by UTB at 14:54 on 05 October 2007 | Report This Post

I Agree with rogue More

Posted by Troopeford at 14:23 on 05 October 2007 | Report This Post

RE: RE:
I have to agree with pilky07 on this one.  It's the biggest case of 'rtyty' I've seen in a good long while, I'm sure you'd all agree.    In fact, take a letter:   Dear Mr Shaye,   Re: The Hobbit   rtyty.   Yours sincerely,   Nicholson's 'M' Head     That'll show them. More

Posted by nicholsonsmhead at 14:22 on 05 October 2007 | Report This Post

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L: Rogue Only Jackson can make this film. sp; Totally agree. More

Posted by Biggus at 14:18 on 05 October 2007 | Report This Post

Only Jackson can make this film. More

Posted by Rogue at 14:09 on 05 October 2007 | Report This Post

rtyty More

Posted by pilky07 at 12:43 on 05 October 2007 | Report This Post


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