Friday, April 16, 2010

PETER JACKSON SAYS "THE HOBBIT" HASN'T EVEN BEEN GREENLIT YET!!!

Although all the movie magazines, websites and the numerous fans of the "Lord of the Rings" franchise have been talking about the plot, casting and all other production details for Guillermo del Toro's "The Hobbit" proclaiming it the biggest movie of 2011, it appears the studio hasn't even greenlit the long awaited movie!!! This was revealed by Peter Jackson himself in an interview given to "Moviefone" a few days ago:
The film hasn't really been delayed, because we've never announced the date. I mean it's sort of interesting because the studio has never greenlit "The Hobbit", so therefore "The Hobbit" has never been officially announced as a "go" project, nor have we ever announced a date. But there's so much interest that people, newspapers and magazines, of their own account, say, ah, it's likely to film in May, it's likely to film in June, it's likely to film in September. People make this stuff up. And then if it's not filming in June, you get a story saying, "The Hobbit" has been delayed. But it's never actually been announced.
To bring some optimism into this shocking news, Peter also said that they've officially delivered the script for both parts ("The Hobbit" is planned as a two part movie), and that if the film was greenlit in the next few months they would be making some casting announcements by the middle of the year.

18 comments:

  1. well, we just have to wait until summer or something like that :)

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  2. So there is still a chance it will never make it to production??? Muahahahha

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  3. and here the Naughty Castor goes again :)))

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  4. Hey Dez, thanks - I just noticed you made a widget for me! (I was looking to see if you had a bigger one than what I already have on my blog.)

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  5. I'll have a word with Peter Jackson for you. He's just down the road. Sort of :)

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  6. @Alex
    widget? You mean banner? Oh, your banner has been in my side-bar for almost two months now, Alex :)
    I don't quite get what you mean by "a bigger one", bigger what?

    @Wendy
    Ah, you would be an angel to ambush him for HOLLYWOOD SPY and steal a few sneaky peeks for us :)))) Eh, Wendy, if I lived in your heavenly country they would probably arrest me for constantly trespassing into the sets of SEEKER, SPARTACUS, Peter's movies :))) Not to mention that most of you Kiwis are so gorgeous as well. :)

    @Vlada
    iyu, kako se to izrazavas? :) Kaze se "granje", "gomance" da zvuci kulturno :)

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  7. Don’t you think it’s kind of tire out following the progress of this film, there are too many of uncertainties out there.

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  8. I agree with you Jaccsy totally, I just had to publish this news since there was nothing else interesting that day :), but many other blogs (some even world wide famous) stole this story from me after that, so I Guess it paid off :))

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  9. I have zero patients for "The Hobbit"! Most people may not agree with me, but I think Guillermo del Toro is more creative and gifted director than Peter Jackson is, and he will prove it with this "Lord of the Rings" prequel. Just wait and see! ;)

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  10. yep, Neb, we are all slowly loosing our patience with THE HOBBIT. Those dwarves are really taking their time in coming out to the big screen :)

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  11. Hurry up with this MGM sale jeez. Too much work has got into it for it to just be abandoned. Whoever the new owner is for the IP and MGM will most definitely give the project the greenlight. It's just a matter of time.

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  12. I guess it all depends on the quality of the script.

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  13. That's also true. However with Academy Award winner and nominee, Peter Jackson and Guillermo del Toro, working a two-part prequel to a 3 billion dollar grossing film trilogy, the chances of a studio actually turning it down is extremely slim. The only reason why it hasn't yet because of how broke MGM is, if they had the money of course they would. At these that's my two cents on the whole situation lol.

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  14. yep, it always all about the money :)
    But you know what my problem with this movie is, Drehrer? The fact that it will be all about those Hobbits and they were admittedly the most boring part of LOTR. I never read the book (I know many people who find it boring as well) so I hope there will be some more interesting races and maybe more Elves.

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  15. The Hobbit book was (in my opinion) actually pretty good and would be fitting for a film. Is it necessary to make it a two-parter though? Probably not, but I guess we will see how it works out.

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  16. they probably think they should use the sets in as many sequels as possible to use the investment as much as possible :)

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