Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Jackson Remains Hopeful About Hobbit

In a new interview with, Peter Jackson spoke about The Hobbit movies and a dream project about the Anzacs he would like to make. Of note is that Hill 60 director Jeremy Sims auditioned for a troll role in the films indicating that while the movie remains in limbo, Jackson continues with the unofficial pre-production on the film.
He is also confident that there should soon be certainty about whether he would direct The Hobbit movie, which would allow him to map out a five-year plan for projects "that will keep many people very busy".

But he said yesterday that Warner Bros was "making progress untangling the MGM situation, so we should have certainty with The Hobbit sometime soon".
I would probably be best for all involved if MGM is removed from the entire process as it will take more than a year before the dust settles on the studios bankruptcy problems. Sadly I am sure they will want to remain part of the film and since they have shown such inability to manage themselves properly, it is not like Warner Bros can "loan" them the half of the budget MGM is required to pay. Of course if that "loan" was paid back from the profits of the film, but then studio accounting practices would likely open another can of legal issues. (link via One Ring)

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