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Sloans comments mentioning the Hobbit (ToRN homepage article)

Elven
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Aug 19 2007, 3:20am


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Following the article on the ToRN Homepage: MGM, UA face Manic Money Day (headsup by Xoanon)
Sloan has actually included the word 'Hobbit' in relation to the funding news


From the Variety Article
http://www.variety.com/...tegoryid=13&cs=1



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However, MGM CEO Harry Sloan said Goldman Sachs' move -- or any delay in the franchise fund -- would not impact the movies it has in the works, including "The Hobbit," a co-production with New Line, or the next installment with the Bond franchise, which it is cofinancing with Sony.
"No MGM property will wait for a film (finance) slate," Sloan said.

Of course, MGM's future possible tentpoles have issues of their own. "The Hobbit" has been locked in a battle
between Peter Jackson and New Line, while legal wranglings have been holding up "Terminator 4."

Sloan said that the Lion was waiting until the UA deal closed before moving forward on the MGM franchise film fund, which he
says the company will offer at a later date.



So the Hobbit is 'in the works' ? If it is the wheels of industry are turning very slowly - the name seems to be thrown round alot, but
nothing concrete.

I'm being a might picky with words - but the Hobbit is 'locked' in a battle?
Is that why they really do need Peter on board - there is some conditional or contractual association between the Hobbit and Peter which
has been in place? and why there has been much talk about the movie, but nothing happening?
There seems to be a run of coincidences lately about the Hobbit - but, like the Shire - everything takes its time - no rush it seems Wink
It would make a bit of sense as to why there's no Hobbit Movie commitment as such yet, and the recent 'talks' with Peter
- Raimis hesitancy to comment on his association and New Lines predicaments.

Presently its all just speculation I guess

Elven


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Subject User Time
Movie financing , the credit crunch, and "The Hobbit" Idril Celebrindal Send a private message to Idril Celebrindal Aug 17 2007, 3:10pm
    Oh no! Not another hurtle... Patty Send a private message to Patty Aug 17 2007, 3:45pm
    MGM? FarFromHome Send a private message to FarFromHome Aug 17 2007, 3:45pm
        Well, they do have the distribution rights, after it's been made... Patty Send a private message to Patty Aug 17 2007, 3:50pm
            That's true FarFromHome Send a private message to FarFromHome Aug 17 2007, 3:55pm
                NZ's dollar Ataahua Send a private message to Ataahua Aug 17 2007, 8:34pm
                    Our died too Elven Send a private message to Elven Aug 18 2007, 3:14am
    Could be good news. Darkstone Send a private message to Darkstone Aug 17 2007, 4:06pm
        Yes. If our people hold up... Patty Send a private message to Patty Aug 17 2007, 4:19pm
    It's just temporary. Compa_Mighty Send a private message to Compa_Mighty Aug 17 2007, 10:22pm
    Tom Cruise (UA/MGM) raises 500mill$ for 15-18 films over next 5 years ... Elven Send a private message to Elven Aug 18 2007, 7:15pm
        Think Tom Cruise would make a good Bilbo? Darkstone Send a private message to Darkstone Aug 18 2007, 7:41pm
            Palpatations ... Elven Send a private message to Elven Aug 18 2007, 7:47pm
                Can't you just hear McKellen sonorously intoning... Darkstone Send a private message to Darkstone Aug 18 2007, 8:16pm
                    That Ataahua Send a private message to Ataahua Aug 18 2007, 9:03pm
        Sloans comments mentioning the Hobbit (ToRN homepage article) Elven Send a private message to Elven Aug 19 2007, 3:20am
            On a side note.... Sunflower Send a private message to Sunflower Aug 19 2007, 9:16pm
                PS Patty. Sunflower Send a private message to Sunflower Aug 19 2007, 9:21pm

 
 
 

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