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Let the Hobbit Happen!
« on: April 05, 2004, 09:40:24 pm »
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TheOneRing.net has started up what could very well turn out to be the biggest campaign of the century!

I'm sure we all want to see the Hobbit up on the big screen; and directed by Peter Jackson, of course. And so now it's time for us to all take some action.

The new project, called 'LET THE HOBBIT HAPPEN!' is just in its first stages. Right now, it's all about writing letters and sending postcards to the executives, begging them to get the rights sorted out. We need to let them know how much we want this movie made!!

If you'd like to see what you can do to help, go to www.TheHobbitFilm.com and get those pens scratching!

With a fanbase as huge as LotR and PJ has, just think what we could do!
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« Reply #1 on: April 07, 2004, 05:45:56 pm »
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Cool

I'm pretty sure they want to come to a desision too though- I would think the main problem lies in cash distribution but *signs petition* Wow, thats alot of signatures
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« Reply #2 on: April 07, 2004, 06:01:43 pm »
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i not only signed the petition, but sent a postcard to MGM and New Line Cinema saying that the film must be made! and hopefully, it will...
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« Reply #3 on: April 07, 2004, 08:33:56 pm »
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Way to go, girls!

Yeah, I'm sure that New Line wants to get it all worked out (afterall, they're not stupid.. they know how much money could be in this), but it can't hurt to urge them on a little faster, right?

With all the petitions, letters, and postcards expressing interest in the film, it'll only help them to be sure that a lot of money would result from the movie being made.

And so, with that in mind, perhaps they'll make more of an effort to start making things happen. At least, that's the main idea of it.
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« Reply #4 on: April 08, 2004, 06:29:20 am »
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I signed as well... I hope it helps 
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« Reply #5 on: April 08, 2004, 10:06:06 pm »
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Awesome idea!  I am sure Peter will make the best desiscion though.  *hopes they make the movie*
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« Reply #6 on: April 09, 2004, 06:12:00 pm »
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Over 5000, nice.    Thanks for spreading the word, Amanda. I'll be sure to have all my friend sign it/write letters.
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« Reply #7 on: April 09, 2004, 08:54:33 pm »
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No problem, G! That's what we're here for afterall, isn't it? To help spread important stuff like this?

Anywho, yay! Send in those letters and postcards, and sign that petition!!
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« Reply #8 on: April 10, 2004, 04:28:22 pm »
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i thought New line already had the rights, because i remeber reading somewhere that the JRRtolkien decendants who hold the rights to the books and movie rights have allowed the hobbit to be done under the stipulation that only peter Jackson does it(i read this a few months back on IMDB i'm pretty sure) and i heard something that PJ said he would do the hobbit but after he finishes his current project he has on the go
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« Reply #9 on: April 10, 2004, 10:20:53 pm »
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New Line has the production rights to the project, yes. And Peter Jackson has indeed expressed interest in making the film, after he's finished up with King Kong.

However, another studio has the distribution rights to the Hobbit (I think it may be Miramax.. or maybe MGM? I don't remember). But in any case, it doesn't work out that way.

New Line could make the movie, sure. But they couldn't market it very well, or distribute it without the distribution rights. Meaning it wouldn't make any money. So they're kind of in a bind.

Both studios, I'm sure, would love the project under their name. And so maybe that's where the problem is arising.. who knows. All I know is that at the present time, it can't be made. The two studios have to come to some sort of agreement first. And that's what this project is trying to get done.
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« Reply #10 on: April 14, 2004, 10:17:53 am »
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Bad idea. If PJ doesn't want to make the film and the studio are presented with a petition like this they'll get anyone they can to make it...
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« Reply #11 on: April 14, 2004, 08:32:29 pm »
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hey ppl! Im kinda new Sorry, but i thought that pj anouced on the news that he was going to do it......or at least thats what my parents said. Am i wrong? did he dissagree?help..
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« Reply #12 on: April 15, 2004, 12:18:07 am »
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PJ has said he would like to do it, but he hasn't officially been hired yet, due to the studios not having everything worked out yet...

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« Reply #13 on: April 16, 2004, 04:10:03 am »
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Below is an official letter from Bob Shaye from New Line Cinema in response to the "Let the Hobbit happen" campain. It seems that it'll take some time to sort everything out.
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Dear Loyal LOTR Fans,

Thank you very, very much for the incredible outpouring of support for LOTR, and your eagerness to see THE HOBBIT.

We, at New Line, are most touched and appreciative of your compliments, and your passion for the remarkable work of the author, the filmmakers, talent, and craftspeople.

We are also, as you, most anxious to see THE HOBBIT realized.

Please be assured that there is, in no way, a crass argument with MGM or anyone over money or rights. In fact, no discussions about any settlement of our respective claims, has been commenced. When, and if, such discussions ensue, be assured that we intend to be equitable and appropriate to the spirit of Tolkien, and THE HOBBIT. We will, as much as possible, "do the right thing", respecting the incredible loyalty and appreciation of the worldwide fans. We hope that MGM will feel the same.

However, we also wish to have the film overseen by the best possible mentors - and, for us, if possible, that means Peter and Fran. They are totally occupied by KING KONG now and, we believe, will be the next twenty-four months, or so.

So our efforts will take time to realize.

Sincerely,

Robert Shaye
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« Reply #14 on: April 16, 2004, 07:15:54 am »
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Greyt stoef!!!
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