"The Hobbit" films greenlit with Peter Jackson

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pj_thumbs_up.jpgNot quite tech news, but certainly dorky enough for CrunchGear. TheOneRing.net reports that Peter Jackson and New Line have settled a disagreement allowing the Academy Award winning director to produce two movies based on Tolkein’s The Hobbit.

This means that when this is all said and done, Jackson will have been attached to the film versions of most of Tolkein’s works. All that remains is The Silmarillion which is arguably his best, yet most convoluted, work.

Filming is slated to begin in 2009 with a 2010 release date for the first hobbit film.

PETER JACKSON AND NEW LINE CINEMA JOIN WITH MGM TO PRODUCE “THE HOBBIT” [TheOneRing]

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