‘The Hobbit’ Staying Put At MGM

2 10 2009

The Hobbit

As reported last week, MGM was facing dire concerns on funding its production slate basically waiting on a forbearance to pay off some its debt. New CEO Steve Cooper was able to negotiate enough support with lenders to delay interest payments until December which allows the studio to move forward with its participation on The HobbitRead the rest of this entry »


Ian McKellen Speaks On ‘The Hobbit’

25 09 2009

Appearing at Spain’s San Sebastian Film Festival where he was being honored, the folks over at Rotten Tomatoes talked to legendary actor Ian McKellen about his role in the upcoming The Hobbit. As a film geek, Tolkein-ite and fan of McKellen’s in general, I’m understandably excited, and judging by the billion-dollar box office take and 17 Oscars Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings film trilogy reeled in, I’m not the only one. Read the rest of this entry »

Is MGM Going Bankrupt And Are The Hobbit and James Bond In Trouble?

25 09 2009

MGM Logo

Despite celebrating the 70th anniversary of The Wizard of Oz (not to mention Gone With the Wind and It’s A Wonderful Life) in spectacular fashion this year, MGM could be going bankrupt. Last night the studio had a dire conference call which lead many to believe the studio which is carrying nearly $4 billion in debt may be forced to sell off its assets including The Hobbit and the James Bond franchises. Read the rest of this entry »

“The Hobbit” Rumors… In 3D

19 08 2009

According to the folks over at Martketsaw there are all sorts of big rumors coming from The Hobbit set to be directed by Guillermo del Toro and produced by Peter Jackson fresh off the success of District 9. Read the rest of this entry »

Peter Jackson Talks ‘The Hobbit’

29 07 2009

While promoting Neill Blomkamp’s District 9 which he is producing, (and looks very promising) Peter Jackson talked to Sci-Fi Wire and answered a few questions about The Hobbit (prequel to the Lord of the Rings) on which he will also serve as producer. Read the rest of this entry »