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The Hobbit On Hold Indefinitely

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It looks like the drama continues with the upcoming Lord of the Rings prequel, The Hobbit.

Even though it was just announced that filming was going to start in November, director Guillermo Del Toro has confirmed that the project has been put on hold indefinitely because of complicated negotiations over the future of the MGM movie studio.

Producer Peter Jackson has said in the past "It's not really been delayed, because we've never announced the date," however, Del Toro admits that pre-production had already started.

He adds:

"We have designed all the creatures. We've designed the sets and the wardrobe. We have done animatics and planned battle sequences. We are very, very prepared for when it is finally triggered. It's not greenlit. That's categorical. We've been caught in a very tangled negotiation. There cannot be any start dates until the MGM situation gets resolved. They do hold a considerable portion of the rights."

That sucks! We were really looking forward to this one! Let's hope the drama doesn't continue into production!

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18 comments to “The Hobbit On Hold Indefinitely”

  1. 1

    Too bad, because Del Toro is a genius.

  2. 2

    "That sucks! We were really looking forward to this one!" LMFAO.

  3. 3

    HELLO, MGM? Let it happen or forever be considered Hollywood's greatest sack of dicks.

  4. 4

    I'd be so excited if this came out.

  5. 5

    …Metro…they are so smart…they even let Crawford go…before her Oscar….

  6. 6

    Please oh please happen within the next 4 years

  7. 7

    Wtf? They're pretty much guaranteed a billion on this and they can't find the money? Sounds like they need to find a way to get as far away from MGM as possible.

  8. 8

    Re: Cattac – agreed

  9. 9

    Why can't Hollywood get it together on this movie? The book, the film, the Hobbit toys - Business would be booming - Get the movie done?

    Thomas Chi

  10. Low says – reply to this


    Damn the people who are holding this up!!! It would be a GREAT movie…. Del Toro is the ONLY person to do this outside of Jackson..

    Damn the selfish bastards for taking this event away from us. :( There should be nothing stopping Jackson and Del Toro from making this movie. The Hoppit and LOTR's are part of history. "literary history" Tolken would want this movie made!!!

  11. 11

    Good. I had zero interest anyways.

  12. 12

    Theyd have to pay ME to watch that shit!!

  13. 13

    Of course they would. Right wing GOP cock sucking whores always have to be paid.
    There's always "Sex In The City II" for your ignorant ass.

  14. 14

    Wish they'd get their bloody act together, they've been saying they'll make it since RoTK came out- 7 YEARS AGO!! The LoTR trilogy are among the highest grossing films of all time, they'll clean up with The Hobbit (especially if it's in 3D), not to mention the merchandising. They have to make it before Ian McKellen dies!

  15. 15

    Wow. I see that you didn't post my comment in the last HOBBIT story pointing out how it was incorrect, and now you're using the links I sent you as your source for this update.

    Spectacular reporting, sir. Spectacular.

    (Do you get all your "scoops" from commenters?)

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  17. Six6 says – reply to this


    Lord of the rings was good….Check out HIPHOPNEWS24-7.COM for all the current news updates and the realness…. Concentrate

  18. 18

    If they really want to save MGM, then they should get their shit together and get these movies made. These films are money in the bank!