DrJimbo writes: Almost just in time for the
70th Anniversary of the Hobbit (published September 21, 1937)
Entertainment Weekly has a
5-page article on a possible reconciliation between Peter Jackson and New Line Cinema that may pave the way for the director of the Lord of the Rings trilogy to return and helm the filming of The Hobbit (New Line controls the film rights).
reported here that Jackson would not be making the Hobbit film. The
EW article says that Jackson wants to make two films: first the Hobbit in its entirety and then another film that bridges the roughly 60 years between the end of the Hobbit and the start of the Lord of the Rings. Unfortunately Jackson already has a lot on his plate with filming of
The Lovely Bones scheduled to start this month and a
live action Tintin film in the works.
I never cheated an honest man, only rascals. They wanted something for
nothing. I gave them nothing for something.
-- Joseph "Yellow Kid" Weil