THE HOBBIT gets its long-delayed green light

Will Schiffelbein

by: Will Schiffelbein
October 15th, 2010

Well folks, I've gotta start preparing an apology speech. I was one of many naysayers who believed a contemporary adaptation of THE HOBBIT would ever hit the big screen. "It can't happen," I would say. "Peter Jackson wouldn't dare touch that series again," I claimed. And yet, here we are.

According to The Wrap, THE HOBBIT has gotten the green light, with Peter Jackson on board as the director and shooting scheduled to being in February. Hit the jump for the full story.

After several years of speculation, especially from yours truly, as to whether or not THE HOBBIT would actually come to fruition, it appears as though MGM and Warner Brothers have financed the troubled project. MGM has been going through some very public and very troubling financial hemorrhaging lately, which put the brakes on the film for quite a while. However, fans of the series can rejoice in knowing that their dreams might still come true.

I'm still holding my breath until I see a trailer. Even then, I won't be completely sure that this will happen until the lights dim in the theater.

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