Tolkien to ask judge to stop Hobbit movie

By Mark O’Neill

Just when we thought Guillermo del Toro and Peter Jackson had the all-clear to begin the Hobbit movie, we now discover that Christopher Tolkien has other ideas. He now plans to sue New Line Cinema for 80 million British pounds ($160 million) and in the process demand that the Tolkien movie rights owned by New Line be “terminated”.

If successful, this would of course put an end to the Hobbit movie and any other Tolkien movies that may be in the pipeline for the future.

But Del Toro and Jackson don’t seem to be worried and are acting as if everything will go ahead as planned. They have revealed that Sir Ian Holm will narrate the movie and Viggo Mortensen will reprise Aragorn (even though Aragorn does not appear in the Hobbit book. Will they dare to re-write the story and infuriate the fans?).

They have also revealed that the second Hobbit movie will be “The Silmarillion”.

But not if Christopher Tolkien gets his way.

Via Times Online

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5 Responses to Tolkien to ask judge to stop Hobbit movie

  1. I doubt he could stop it, however.

    I'm curious to see how Aragorn is going to be written into this .. maybe he'll appear in Jackson's version of the Silmarillion… who knows. Should be cool.

    Del Toro and Jackson aren't phased by this at all this is the perfect kind of press they need to make people curious about what they'll do.

  2. I doubt he could stop it, however.
    I’m curious to see how Aragorn is going to be written into this .. maybe he’ll appear in Jackson’s version of the Silmarillion… who knows. Should be cool.
    Del Toro and Jackson aren’t phased by this at all this is the perfect kind of press they need to make people curious about what they’ll do.

  3. Just another case of someone who's related to a creative person and believes that he should get paid just because his dad squirted him out.

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