Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Who knew it was possible ...

Director Peter Jackson has been told he will not be hired to direct a movie based on J.R.R. Tolkien novel "The Hobbit," despite the nearly $3 billion global box office success of his "Lord of the Rings" trilogy, according to a letter Jackson wrote to fan site TheOneRing.net.

In his letter, Jackson said he and his producing partners have refused to discuss a "Hobbit" film until the lawsuit is settled, and he added that New Line informed him the studio had limited time to make the film so it must move on.

"Given that New Line are committed to this course of action, we felt at the very least, we owed you, the fans, a straightforward account of events as they have unfolded for us," Jackson wrote.

2 comments:

loopy said...

I know, i just found out too. and it's ridiculous...no...it's unacceptable...does greed know no bounds...how much money do these studios need....grrrrr

woman wandering said...

I do believe the studios have a long tradition of wanting as much of the money as they can get their hands on.

I think they're crazy to go ahead without Jackson ...