Cripes, Lord of the Rings fans are whiny these days. For over year it’s been non-stop pissing and moaning about The Hobbit.  “Oh no! Del Toro had to leave the film because there were too many delays!”, “Oh no, MGM has no money to fund it!”, “Oh no, Peter Jackson is going to pull the film out of New Zealand because of labor disputes!”, “Oh no! Ian McKellan hasn’t signed on as Gandalf!”

Well, settle down LOTR nerds, because The Hobbit ship is righting itself and soon all will be well in the Shire. Despite being booted off of Peter Jackson’s King Kong remake, composer Howard Shore will once again devote three years of his life to composing the musical score for the adventures of Bilbo and the dwarves in good ol’ Middle Earth.

So, Shore is back, MGM has been bailed out, the labor disputes have been settled, the production has geared up for filming, a great cast has been assembled, and if you honestly think there’s a chance Ian McKellan won’t be back as Gandalf, you’ve been smoking far too much of the halfling’s leaf. Look for The Hobbit in December 2012.

About Jeff Carter

Jeff began his path towards Geek destiny at the age of four, at a drive-in screening of Star Wars. Since then, he's had a love affair with all things nerdy. In the mid to late 90's, Jeff was a staff writer for EchoStation.Com, interviewing Star Wars heavyweights like Timothy Zahn and Drew Struzan. He then went on to review films and write editorial pieces for several blogs in the mid 2000's, wrote and co-created a webcomic strip that ran from 2007-2010, and is currently co-founder of Dead Henchmen Productions, an independent film company based in New England.

Posted on November 19, 2010, in Lord of the Rings, News and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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