Is Peter Jackson canoodling again with 'The Hobbit'?

"MORDOR!"

Sorry, I never cease to amuse myself by shouting that word in my best Ian McKellen timbre. Want to try it with me?

"MORDOR!"

See? Awesome, right? Okay, yes, I’m going somewhere with this. Remember last week’s hullabaloo about Peter Jackson saying that New Line had booted him off The Hobbit, thanks to a lawsuit he’d filed seeking profits from the Lord of the Rings trilogy? Well, according to a story in today’s New York Times, the big-boned lady may not have sung yet — at least not according to MGM, which owns the distribution rights to The Hobbit. (Thanks to Movie City News for the heads up.) “We support Peter Jackson as a filmmaker, and believe that when the dust settles, he’ll be making the movie. We can’t imagine any other result," explained a spokesman for MGM. To which I say, "MORDOR!" (Sorry.)


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  • Ellipsian

    It seems Peter Jackson made a calculated move by releasing his statement last week (duh!). Did anyone really think New Line would let a multi-BILLION dollar franchise slip without seriously schmoozing the man whose vision near-singlehandedly thrust the films to commercial success and critical praise? I think not.
    Regardless, color me excited. Peter’s the Man!
    MORDOR! …oooooh…! I DID like that!

  • mere

    mordor…michael slezak you consistently make me laugh out loud

  • EP Sato

    Mordor? Makes me think of when the Hyenas kept saying “MUFASA” to get the hairs on the back of their necks raised.
    To quote Bruce Campbell (my favorite actor of all time), a Hobbit movie directed by Peter Jackson would be “groovy”. Now get me a chainsaw and boomstick, as there’s some zombies that need a takin’ out. Or maybe I just need to cut down on the diet coke.

  • brandonk

    You’re rolling the “r”s, right? MORDOR!
    PS: Peter Jackson rocks.

  • wildecat

    “A Balrog of Mordor…”
    “What did you say?”
    Check out this clip for a good laugh:

    But you may never hear the word “Mordor” again without cracking up.

  • wildecat

    Oops, it’s Morgorth… or something like that.
    It’s still funny, though.

  • Zip

    The only reason the lawsuit was a prob, was that Jackson wouldn’t work on “Hobbit” until it was resolved, which meant they’d have to wait too long to start making the movie. So they wanted to go find another director who could do it now. So is he now going to do it right away, or would he do it only after years of other projects and court negotiations? Not that this would necessarily be a bad thing. I think a live action Hobbit would probably seem a bit stale right after the big LOTR junta. Wait a few years, we’ll probably be more in the mood for it.

  • Slezak

    Yes, brandonk, the Rs should indeed be rolled.

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