19405Re: To Hobbit or not To Hobbit?
- Feb 11, 2008Interesting.
Re the LotR films, as I understood it, the rights for them were off
either the semi-pirate Ace editions (and hence, not formally due the
Estate) or off the film rights JRRT had sold very early on (which had
bounced through several hands - notably John Borman).
Tracking that would be a sticky business. It'll be interested to see
what the Estate achieves.
I've been wondering about the rights for THE HOBBIT, though, since
those have had a separate history all along.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Adam Smith" <amsmith0903@...> wrote:
> I just ran across an interesting bit of news. It appears that the
> Tolkien Estate has filed a $150 mil + dollar suit against New Line
> Cinema regarding unpaid royalties from the first movie trilogy.
> Apparently the suit also seeks the ability to block any further
> from New Line, including the already-slated Hobbit twin-pack. I
> put up a more detailed post on my Tolkien-news blog at
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