#1
J R Tolkien are sueing New Line Cinema for not paying them royalties for the LotR films, which may result in termination of the production of the film, as they'll take the rights away.

http://uk.movies.yahoo.com/12022008/5/hobbit-jeopardy-tolkien-estate-sues-new-line-0.html

I think it's lols-tastic. I bet a lot of fans will be disapointed if it happens.
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who cares..not i
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#5
damn, i hope they get that fixed, i was really looking forward to those.
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J R Tolkien are sueing New Line Cinema for not paying them royalties for the LotR films, which may result in termination of the production of the film, as they'll take the rights away.

http://uk.movies.yahoo.com/12022008/5/hobbit-jeopardy-tolkien-estate-sues-new-line-0.html

I think it's lols-tastic. I bet a lot of fans will be disapointed if it happens.

Tolkien estate, seeing as how J R R Tolkien died a while back.

As far as the movie is concerned, I am sure it will be equally disappointing as the LotR series. Books are not meant to be movies, at least not 2 hours ones. An 8 hour movie based on a book might do it justice, but probably not even then.
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#7
Um. The 50 year copyright on Tolkien's work has expired by now. I assume his estate has renewed this somehow (don't ask me how, I dunno how it works). But they should shut up really.
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Tolkien estate, seeing as how J R R Tolkien died a while back.

As far as the movie is concerned, I am sure it will be equally disappointing as the LotR series. Books are not meant to be movies, at least not 2 hours ones. An 8 hour movie based on a book might do it justice, but probably not even then.


Well the LotR movies are pretty damn long.
I never did like the series. I only have the films running in the background whilst I do something else for any action scenes. I tried reading the hobbit once, I think I was a bit too young and found it boring. Although I'm not one to read.
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Tolkien estate, seeing as how J R R Tolkien died a while back.

As far as the movie is concerned, I am sure it will be equally disappointing as the LotR series. Books are not meant to be movies, at least not 2 hours ones. An 8 hour movie based on a book might do it justice, but probably not even then.



Thank you for clarifying... I was going to ask.
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^yeah I really would like to see it if it was possible, but really I just don't think they would do the book justice. I mean I've read it at least ten times, it's one of my top five books ever so I think that without an eight hour movie, it would almost be pointless to go see it because it would be chopped
#11
I really hope this gets taken care of in the right way, Whatever it happens to be. The Hobbit's my favorite book of all of Tolkien's works, and I'd love to see it done accurately...even if it takes 2 or 3 movies to pull it off.

When I read it the first time when I was in 7th grade, I went from the last sentence of the last page right back to page one for another run through.
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#12
Well, just so you all know they're apparently planning 2 movies based on The Hobbit.

However, Jackson will only be Executive producer for the first one, which I wholeheartedly feel will be terrible without Jackson.