In The Spotlight: Peter Jackson

Don’t mess with Tolkien fans. New Line Cinema is fast learning that lesson after attempting to ditch Peter Jackson, director of The Lord Of The Rings trilogy, from its planned filming of The Hobbit, a film based on the classic novel by JRR Tolkien.

2nd December, 2006

Don’t mess with Tolkien fans. New Line Cinema is fast learning that lesson after attempting to ditch Peter Jackson, director of The Lord Of The Rings trilogy, from its planned filming of The Hobbit, a film based on the classic novel by JRR Tolkien.

Last week, Jackson posted a letter on a Lord of the Rings fan website explaining that New Line no longer wanted him on board for the project.

‘‘The outcome...

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