First Hobbit Film to be Released Late 2012

Variety released word from New Line Cinema this week that the first of the two Hobbit films will be released the fourth quarter of 2012.

JRR Tolkien’s novel is set 60 years before “The Lord of the Rings,” with Bilbo Baggins as its unassuming hero in an adventure that centers on his acquiring from the evil Gollum the all-powerful ring that figures into “LOTR.” A few “Rings” cast members, such as Andy Serkis and Ian McKellen, will make return appearances in “The Hobbit.”

New Line president resting upon hopeful profits!

One delay currently on getting the first one rolling is the script for the second film still pending from Peter Jackson, Del Toro, Fran Walsh and Philippa Boyens. As soon as that is done, New Line will be able to set a budget and begin more thorough casting.

Big thumbs up to New Line for making this happen, all the Lord of the Rings fans are wetting their pants in anticipation.

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