Remove ads with our VIP Service
- The Golden Compass 
- The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey 
- The Hobbit: There and Back Again
- The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring 
- The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers 
- The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King 
- The Lord of the Rings Trilogy 
- The Lord of the Rings: Fellowship & Towers Special Extended Versions 
- The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (Special Extended Edition) 
- The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (Special Extended Edition) 
- A Simple Plan 
- Spider-Man 
- Spider-Man 2 
- Spider-Man 3 
Add Your Comments
- Lansing, IL: Digiplex to Acquire Lansing Cinema 8 [4/9]
- Milwaukee, WI: Watch "The Wizard of Oz" with a Live Orchestra [4/8]
- Milwaukee, WI: New Sign Proposed for Avalon Theatre, July 2014 Opening Planned [3/31]
- Los Angeles, CA: Regency Village Theatre to Host Los Angeles Premiere of "Trancscendence" [3/26]
- Bel Air, MD: Flagship Cinemas - Churchville Sold to Digiplex [3/24]
- San Diego, CA: Digiplex Mission Valley Becomes UltraStar Location Again [3/18]
- Aurora, CO: AMC Debuts "Red Kitchen" Dining Concept at AMC Southlands 16 [3/11]
- Franklin, TN: IMAX Opens at Carmike Thoroughbred 20 [3/10]
- San Jose, CA: Days Are Numbered for Movies at the Dome Theaters [3/10]
- Buffalo, NY: North Park Theatre to Reopen March 7, 2014 [3/4]
Fans of the "Lord of the Rings" movies have been anxiously awaiting news about Peter Jackson doing a movie of the story that came before, namely "The Hobbit." Unfortunately, movie studio New Line had a bit of a disagreement with Jackson about how much of the profits from the LOTR movies they were going to share with him, and the argument spilled out into the public arena.
In November 2006, Peter Jackson let it be known to fans on the fan site TheOneRing.net that he was ready to do a movie version of the beloved Tolkien story, but he would not as long as he was still owed money from the trilogy. Then, in January, New Line co-chairman Bob Shaye drew the line in the sand and said that Jackson wouldn't make another movie with New Line while he's with the company.
Fast forward to yesterday, and the news is much brighter for those of us who want to see The Hobbit on the big screen with Peter Jackson at the helm!
The Hollywood Reporter is reporting that New Line and Peter Jackson have resolved their differences and "The Hobbit" is back on track. Two surprises are that it will be not one, but two movies, and that Peter Jackson will not be writing or directing the movies, but will be an Executive Producer with partner Fran Walsh. Jackson's current schedule is cited as the reason behind his not being directly involved in the writing and directing:
Jackson decided not to take on writing and directing roles because with his other commitments, he figured that he would not be able to complete the "Hobbit" films until around 2015. Jackson didn't want to keep the "Hobbit" fan base waiting that long, and New Line and MGM knew that if they moved ahead on the project without Jackson's involvement, they risked alienating fans. As executive producer, Jackson will have approval over creative elements of both films.
Click the Read link below to read the full Hollywood Reporter article (registration may be required).
| || || |
|The three Lord of the Rings movies have grossed over 2.9 billion dollars in worldwide box office revenue.|
The first movie is set to be released in 2010, with the second in 2011.
New Line co-chairman Bob Shaye was quoted as saying that he was "energized and gratified and pleased." No doubt that the lackluster showing that "The Golden Compass" had in the box office this month had something to do with New Line's softer stance in the matter.
I'm just glad to hear that "The Hobbit" is back on track and that Peter Jackson and Fran Walsh are involved! The top speculation is that Sam Raimi of the "Spider-Man" series is going to direct (I liked the first two of that series, not so much the third. He did direct a great movie, "A Simple Plan," so I'm cautiously optimistic), so hopefully they can find a writer that will do a great job, and that Jackson will remain as deeply involved as the initial comments lead me to believe.
As a result of this news, I have created a second movie entry for "The Hobbit" and have called each installment "The Hobbit - Part 1" and "The Hobbit - Part 2." No titles have been officially assigned, but I think it would be interesting if they called the first "There" and the second "Back Again" but those who haven't read the book or paid very close attention to the first movie in the Trilogy would get the association...
Add Your Comments
No comments found. Be the first and let us know what you think!
Add Your Comments
|Commenting on Journal Articles is available only to our readers who have customized this site, which makes it easier for you to complete the form and for us to contact you with any questions or concerns about your comments.|
Please login or register a new account before continuing.
Log in to retrieve your saved settings.
Forget Your Passcode?Send My Passcode To Me
Not Registered? Create a New Account!
Our registered members enjoy more features, including:
- Save Your ZIP Code -- the site remembers your ZIP code, no having to re-enter it each time you visit
- Favorite Theaters List -- keep a handy list of the theaters you attend
- Favorite Movies List - movies you want to see, all in one place
- Write Movie Reviews -- share your opinions of the movies you see
- Block Ads with VIP Service -- view this site ad free (subscription req'd)
Basic accounts are free -- sign up today!
Concerned About Privacy?
Journal/Blog - The Marquee - Movie Links - News and Events - Now Showing - Reader Reviews
Customize - VIP Service
|The BigScreen Cinema Guide is a service of SVJ Designs LLC. All graphics, layout, and structure of this service (unless otherwise specified) are Copyright © 1995-2014, SVJ Designs. The BigScreen Cinema Guide is a trademark of SVJ Designs. All rights reserved.
'ACADEMY AWARDS®' and 'OSCAR®' are the registered trademarks and service marks of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.