Peter Jackson to Produce ‘The Hobbit’

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Peter Jackson

Good news for fans of J.R.R. Tolkien’s fantasy novels about Middle Earth, the producer of movie versions of the Lord of the Rings trilogy has agreed to be the executive producer for ‘The Hobbit.”  There will be two Hobbit films which will be filmed simultaneously (as the Lord of the Rings films were).  According to the AP entertainment news story:  “Production is set to begin in 2009 with a released planned for 2010, with the sequel scheduled for a 2011 release.”  This is good news for Tolkien fans because it had been previously thought that Jackson would not be involved in the production of this prequel due to a financial dispute between him and New Line Cinema.  At least now ‘The Hobbit’ movie(s) will have a similar feel as the original film trilogy.  News Story

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