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The Hobbit Announced!

Chase Whale

by: Chase Whale
December 19th, 2007

Finally.

After a few years of talking to the hand, Peter Jackson (the only guy who seems to get CGI right) and New Line have finally kissed and made up. They will now join forces to produce not one, but two Hobbit films. They will team up with MGM Studios to make this super geeks dream come true.

Said Peter Jackson, “I’m very pleased that we’ve been able to put our differences behind us, so that we may begin a new chapter with our old friends at New Line. ‘The Lord of the Rings’ is a legacy we proudly share with Bob and Michael, and together, we share that legacy with millions of loyal fans all over the world. We are delighted to continue our journey through Middle Earth. I also want to thank Harry Sloan and our new friends at MGM for helping us find the common ground necessary to continue that journey.”

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The two “Hobbit” films – “The Hobbit” and its sequel – are scheduled to be shot simultaneously, with pre-production beginning as soon as possible. Principal photography is tentatively set for a 2009 start, with the intention of “The Hobbit” release slated for 2010 and its sequel the following year, in 2011.

I don't know about you, but I have been waiting for this for some time now. I'LL PROBABLY EVEN DRESS UP. Sadly, It's a few years away. Try not to get yourself killed.

And still no official word if Sir Ian Homs will be playing the title role. We will let you know as soon as we know. If you could choose, who would play Bilbo?

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  • Charles

    I’ve been wanting to see a Hobbit movie for a while now; I always like the book better than the Lord of the Rings (granted, I didn’t finish the last book).

  • jontiberouscollins

    I don’t know who should play Bilbo, but I do think that Leonard Nimoy should make a cameo. The Ballad of Bilbo Baggins was crap-tastic!

    Did I just date myself?

  • calbe

    Jimmy Smitts.

  • iwacawot

    “and Danny De Vito AS BILBO BAGGINS”

  • iwacawot

    or that guy from the Kid Rock videos

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