The Hobbit Movie
The good news is that there is a movie version of The Hobbit coming out. But the bad news is that Peter Jackson won't be directing it. And this is some really bad news. NewLine Cinema is going to be doing the hobbit movie and for a long time Peter Jackson was the man that was going to be directing it but Jackson and the studio have been embattled over a lawsuit and Newline has dropped him from the project. Now they are looking for a new director.
In my opinion Jackson is the only candidate for the job. What other director knows, and loves, Tolkien so well? It seems that the battle rages over millions of dollars (kind of like a golden ring) Hmmm I wonder if the golden ring in Tollkiens work actually represents greed?
This brings me right back to the real theme of epic fantasy - doing what's right in the face of adversity. And it's ironic how writers and filmmakers who make epic fantasy works sometimes themselves stray from the message in the work. I have written an article called: Having Courage - Why Epic Fantasy Writers don't take chances - It's all about having courage in the genre of epic fantasy. If you want to know more about the NewLine Cinema - Peter Jackson Squabble you can check it out on the one ring website. (by the by theonering website is probably the best LOTR site there is. Will