The Hobbit Pushed to 2013
Warner Bros. and IMAX Corp. have just issued a joint press release announcing a partnership through 2013 that will include placing upwards of 20 Warner Bros. films into IMAX theaters, (the biggest being Inception, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Pts. 1 & 2, Happy Feet 2, Batman 3, as well as the new Superman film). The biggest news to come out of this whole thing is a tentative release date for The Hobbit of December 2013, two years after its initial date of December 2011. We assume part one will debut in 2013 and part 2 in 2014.
Producer Peter Jackson revealed last week that both scripts for the two-part adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien's classic fantasy novel are finished and apparently production will begin later in 2011. Good to see that despite MGM's financial woes that the film will commence filming within the next year.