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The Hobbit (film series)

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Peter Jackson has confirmed that New Line Cinema has let him go, and he will not be taking part in a film version of The Hobbit due to legal disputes. Read the letter.

Original Rumors

"Please leave my email anonymous as I have some very exciting news to report. I was in New Line's NY offices to discuss upcoming projects when I clearly saw something very intriguing on a year planner. 'The Hobbit' was clearly marked on what looked like July 2007. I couldn't exactly take a moment to investigate the calendar with my audience in the room, but it definitely said 'The Hobbit'. Lets hope this is a PJ project!"
― Anonymous
"Over the next few years, MGM is planning to release half a dozen films, some in the $150 million to $200 million-plus range. Studio is ready to unveil such high-profile projects as "Terminator 4"; one or two installments of The Hobbit, which Sloan hopes will be directed by Peter Jackson; and a sequel to The Thomas Crown Affair with Pierce Brosnan. ... The Hobbit" will be produced in partnership with New Line, which Sloan says shares the rights to the property with MGM."
― Variety.com

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