Peter Jackson in talks to take reins of ‘Hobbit’ movies

Current D&D Campaign Adventures - Mythic Odysseys of Theros
Stargate SG-1 and Atlantis eBooks - Available Now @ DriveThruFiction.com
Huge Discounts on your Favorite RPGs @ DriveThruRPG.com
Springs Hosting
Create Your Own Eberron D&D Adventures @ Dungeon Masters Guild
Best Selling RPGs - Available Now @ DriveThruRPG.com
Springs Hosting
Current D&D Campaign Adventures - Icewind Dale: Rime of the Frostmaiden
Peter Jackson (AP)
Peter Jackson (AP)

I so totally called this one.

It now looks like Peter Jackson will direct the two-part adaptation of The Hobbit after all. Deadline Hollywood reports that the modern master of Middle-earth, who brought the beloved J.R.R. Tolkien novel The Lord of the Rings to the big screen in 2001 as writer, producer and director, is in talks to pull out of other projects so he can salvage the production of its prequel.

Earlier this month Hellboy director Guillermo del Toro quit as director over delays he attributed to corporate backers MGM and New Line Cinema.

The Hobbit was already off to a late start after a dispute between New Line and the Tolkien estate, which was prepared to derail “The Hobbit” over money it was owed from the previous Middle-earth productions. Along with publisher HarperCollins, the author’s heirs sued New Line Cinema for profits from the 2001-03 movies, pledging to do whatever necessary to protects its rights, up to and including the revocation of the studio’s licensing rights. They settled out of court, reaching an agreement that cleared the way for the new movies and secured a vast amount for the Tolkien Trust charity in the U.K.

Casting is still under way.  Sir Ian McKellen, the Shakespearean actor who played the wizard Gandalf in the previous film trilogy, will be reprising his role, but further casting has not been announced.

JOIN OUR NEWSLETTER

Subscribe for free updates!

Newsletters

View previous campaigns.

Powered by MailChimp

Nerdvana Media will use the information you provide on this form to be in touch with you and to provide updates and marketing. Please let us know all the ways you would like to hear from us:

You can change your mind at any time by clicking the unsubscribe link in the footer of any email you receive from us, or by contacting us at news@nerdvanamedia.com. We will treat your information with respect. For more information about our privacy practices please visit our website. By clicking below, you agree that we may process your information in accordance with these terms.

We use Mailchimp as our marketing platform. By clicking below to subscribe, you acknowledge that your information will be transferred to Mailchimp for processing. Learn more about Mailchimp's privacy practices here.

About the author

Avatar

Jayson Peters

Digital, social and print media pro. Nerdvana's founder, curator and editor.

Add Comment

Post a comment...

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Samurai Comics