On The Hobbit film

Some interesting news today. Posted at ComingSoon.net, quoting a Variety article:

Over the next few years, MGM is planning to release half a dozen films, some in the $150 million to $200 million-plus range. Studio is ready to unveil such high-profile projects as “Terminator 4”; one or two installments of “The Hobbit,” which Sloan hopes will be directed by Peter Jackson; and a sequel to “The Thomas Crown Affair” with Pierce Brosnan.

The Thomas Crown sequel has been talked about by Brosnan for a few years, though I wonder why we need another Terminator film. The big news there, of course, is The Hobbit. Could it be true, that the legal morass of the rights has been sorted? ComingSoon goes on to say:

The Hobbit (film or films) will be produced in partnership with New Line.

Ideally, one three hour film, three hours twenty minutes max. No two-part nonsense. If the animated Hobbit can get by on less then ninety minutes, a live-action Hobbit should be able to manage comfortably at twice (or slightly more than twice) the length. 🙂

And Peter Jackson must direct. No other choice. None.

But when? 2008? 2009?

Waiting is such a terrible thing, sometimes.

Published by Allyn

A writer, editor, journalist, sometimes coder, occasional historian, and all-around scholar, Allyn Gibson is the writer for Diamond Comic Distributors' monthly PREVIEWS catalog, used by comic book shops and throughout the comics industry, and the editor for its monthly order forms. In his over ten years in the industry, Allyn has interviewed comics creators and pop culture celebrities, covered conventions, analyzed industry revenue trends, and written copy for comics, toys, and other pop culture merchandise. Allyn is also known for his short fiction (including the Star Trek story "Make-Believe,"the Doctor Who short story "The Spindle of Necessity," and the ReDeus story "The Ginger Kid"). Allyn has been blogging regularly with WordPress since 2004.

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  1. We need another Terminator film because the third pissed all over the message of the second one. (And possibly the first; depends on whether you take the deleted scene revealing the factory from the chase at the end as belonging to Cyberdyne to be canon…)

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