View Full Version : Hobbit Delayed.. Again!

Nozza XBA
03-31-2010, 09:15 AM
Film is gettting pushed back..

UK, March 29, 2010 - It looks like we'll have to wait a little longer for the film version of The Hobbit (http://uk.movies.ign.com/objects/492/492768.html), with all the evidence currently pointing to a delay in principal photography.

Writing on his own official site, Sir Ian McKellen (http://uk.stars.ign.com/objects/918/918208.html) -- a.k.a. Gandalf -- recently intimated (http://uk.movies.ign.com/articles/107/1078155p1.html) that the films (director Guillermo del Toro (http://uk.stars.ign.com/objects/917/917619.html) is splitting the book in two) would shoot in New Zealand this June.

Andy Serkis doing his Gollum thang.

However, Andy Serkis (http://uk.stars.ign.com/objects/910/910877.html) -- a.k.a. Gollum -- last night told Digital Spy (http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/movies/news/a211138/serkis-hobbit-to-shoot-end-of-the-year.html) that the project will start shooting towards the end of the year, while TheOneRing (http://www.theonering.net/torwp/2010/03/27/35768-source-mgm-situation-of-great-importance-to-the-hobbit-films/#more-35768) concurs, claiming that financial problems at MGM will put the films back.

They quote their source inside the production as saying, "At this stage we are all working and hoping for the best case scenario. Without a doubt, the MGM situation carries great importance."

MGM is currently massively in debt, with several other parties bidding to buy the studio and its properties.

TheOneRing says filmmakers are still hoping for a 2011 release for the first film, but 2012 may now seem like a more realistic prospect. [Source] (http://uk.movies.ign.com/articles/108/1080387p1.html)

Dee Zee
03-31-2010, 09:23 AM
I can't wait to see this.

03-31-2010, 06:17 PM
I didn't even know this was being made...but that's exciting!

03-31-2010, 06:18 PM
Again? God damn it :mad::(

Nozza XBA
03-31-2010, 07:54 PM
I didn't even know this was being made...but that's exciting!

Yeh, its been around for quite some time and its looking quite good. But as it shows in the quote, they've hit a few problems as well as other stuff which is only delaying it.

I wouldnt be suprised now if it was a 2012 release, which sucks!

Goat Punisher
03-31-2010, 09:49 PM
I am confident that it will worth the wait.

04-05-2010, 07:29 PM
Yee, I cant wait to see this either
Apparently, I may be wrong
Another film is coming out after the hobbit... its set around the same time as the 'Fellowship of the Ring'
But its seen from a different view point sorta thing
Correct me if im wrong :p

04-05-2010, 07:34 PM
damn. Financial problems fu*king hell ill give them some money if they hurry up and make the fu*ker! love LOTR wish theyd hurry up and make it

04-06-2010, 04:30 AM
After re-reading the book not too long ago, I was getting really excited. This has kind of put me in an off-mood now.