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Studio boss planing for 2012 release?

25 January 2010  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Variety

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It's off. It's on. It's delayed. It's not. Someone says it is. Guillermo del Toro and Peter Jackson assure us it's not. Now, buried in a Variety article about New Line's new status comes an indication from Warners studio head Alan Horn that the company is looking at a "fourth quarter 2012" release for The Hobbit. Which is definitely not December 2011…

So what could possibly be the hold up? Well, the studio is waiting for the second script and the planned two films' June 2010 start start date and long shoot - 14 months - mean that it'll be tough to get the first movie ready in time for December.

Plus, since the film is co-financed by MGM, financial affairs are trickier because of that company's impending sale.

GDT and PJ - the ball is in your courts. Frankly, we won't believe any release schedule until you both take part in one of those crazed YouTube "save the date" videos, like so many exhibitionist engaged couples...

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A wizard is never late!
I'm sure it'll arrive precisely when they mean it to. Till then im not paying attention to any Hobbit news unless its from jackson or del toro. More

Posted by Uriel Ventris at 12:39 on 26 January 2010 | Report This Post

What a suprise!!!
I can't say i'm not suprised. They are taking there time! i remember when they were saying that it would be released in 2006!!! More

Posted by Fanaticmouse at 18:43 on 25 January 2010 | Report This Post

RE: More Hobbit Delay Talk
As long as someone from Flight of the Conchords is in it. If neither Brett nor Jemaine make an appearence then it just ain't Tolkien. More

Posted by jmebaby25 at 16:34 on 25 January 2010 | Report This Post

..its getting to be a bit of a habit.. be honest..the delay posts are the only news we get..nothing else forthcoming from the Hobbit camp....i aint counting all the stupid casts rumours the tabloids like to spin.! More

Posted by strider617 at 13:32 on 25 January 2010 | Report This Post

Change of Hobbit (more Elvish than Elvis!)
The fans don't mind delays as long as they take the time to get everything perfect. No point rushing it out if it's not ready. Jedward and Ronan Keating have auditioned for parts in it, so you have to wonder what the finished flick is going to be like. More

Posted by BenTramer at 13:04 on 25 January 2010 | Report This Post

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