Wednesday, December 19, 2007

About Time

Remember my earlier post titled"The Missing Movie"? Well, there's finally been a major development that should bring this movie to a cinema near you. (You'll still have to wait three more years, of course.)

Business Week reports:

The battle for Middle Earth just got a little easier. The movie version of J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit, suspended in legal limbo for decades, will hit the big screen thanks to the settlement of one of Hollywood's nastiest lawsuits. And like The Lord of the Rings, Tolkien's fantasy series about dwarfs and other unworldly creatures, The Hobbit is being counted on by the studios behind it to become another larger-than-life blockbuster.

On Dec. 18, MGM announced that it will team with Time Warner's (TWX) New Line Cinema unit to make two Hobbit flicks, with the first scheduled for Christmas, 2010. "This is the major league of major-league franchises," says MGM studio Chairman Harry Sloan, who helped negotiate the lawsuit settlement needed to get the films on track.

5 comments:

Joelle said...

Great news! I was happy to read about that in the headlines yesterday. Gives something to look forward to besides more Narnia movies!

Joelle again said...

...also meant to say: isn't it a blessing how 'The Golden Compass' tanked at the box office? Praise God! I'm praying they don't make movies for the other books.

David said...

Indeed!

Nora said...

Yay for "The Hobbit" (my favorite of the Tolkien books) being made into a movie and yay for "The Golden Compass" tanking!

sharon said...

I thought that "about time" would be in reference to new pictures of your kids...

disappointed here.

Although I see them often enough I guess I should get over it.