Thread: MGM Is Killing This Movie
here's the link:
http://www.latinoreview.com/news/ian-mc ... delay-9883
I hope he's wrong but Warner (Newlines owners) and MGM care little about fan's. $$$$ is their only motivator.
Your thoughts if it does get shelved...
I don't entirely agree that PJ has been losing his touch. King Kong was far from a flop, and District 9 had rave reviews. While The Lovely Bones hasn't been doing so good, I think it's rather overshadowed by PJ's other works. He also underestimates the appeal of Middle-earth specifically. That will be the biggest draw for The Hobbit: it's the adaptation of a beloved classic book [i:2a4rtaq3]and[/i:2a4rtaq3] the prequel to some of the most popular, lucrative, and critically acclaimed (a rare sort of triple crown of movie-making) films ever. PJ's name might not be enough to get people to watch a movie about a young girl who is raped and murdered, but it is the 'brand name' of Middle-earth that will be the biggest selling point for The Hobbit.
At worst I could see MGM forcing The Hobbit to be put into stasis for a few months or maybe even a year. So far they have been taking their time with a leisurely pre-production, but with the script finished they may be running out of things to do. On the other hand, I don't know how early the props and set people started working. However, MGM won't drag things on forever, and Warner Bros. was confident enough to sign a contract with IMAX that included The Hobbit, Part 1 for December 2012. WB and whoever ends up with MGM would have to be mad [i:2a4rtaq3]not[/i:2a4rtaq3] to fund the next installment in such lucrative franchise.
That's my two cents, at any rate.
It's time.......(presses "play" on cassette player.....stirring music ensues)
To meet up in shropshire or the Lake Disrict..........
Pool our meagre resources............
and film it ourselves......
eldo is the hibbit, Mungo or Dodger, i forget the names...
GB is Bearded Wizard #1
Beren is......... erm......... Benny the Bear/man/honey monster......struggling now
Tyrant is ..............consulted
Odo............catering (vital) etc etc etc
crawls back under rock