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Tolkien lawsuit over

Sep. 9, 2009by: Dave Davis
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A potential impediment to the travels of diminutive adventurer Bilbo Baggins has finally been removed. A seemingly eternal lawsuit by the Tolkien heirs had been looming over THE HOBBIT like Sauron's blazing eyeball, but the matter has now been resolved, allowing a small hairy man to freely roam Middle Earth.

The Tolkien Trust and publisher HarperCollins had alleged they did not receive a long-promised percentage of the LORD OF THE RINGS movies' box office... which ultimately amounted to several billion dollars.

This absence of remuneration could have led to a legal challenge preventing Guillermo del Toro and Peter Jackson's pair of HOBBIT movies from proceeding. The Tolkien trustees now acknowledge the movie's right to live, walk, eat, sing, walk, eat, and fight Smaug.

Jackson himself had already sued studio New Line over profits from the trilogy, which previously slowed down his HOBBIT plans. But on the plus side, that probably helped give us DISTRICT 9 sooner...

Extra Tidbit: The lawsuit is settled, the HOBBIT script is done... will we finally hear casting news soon?
Source: Variety

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10:24AM on 09/10/2009

THANK GOD.

Now all i need to hear is some sort of Batman 3 confirmation, and I can safely utter my complete satisfaction.
Now all i need to hear is some sort of Batman 3 confirmation, and I can safely utter my complete satisfaction.
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8:21AM on 09/10/2009

exciting

i am so inspired now - i think i will drop acid and watch spock sing about some dildo douche baggins!

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i am so inspired now - i think i will drop acid and watch spock sing about some dildo douche baggins!

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10:41AM on 09/10/2009
LOL, Wow that as terrible!
LOL, Wow that as terrible!
1:13AM on 09/10/2009

Halle-fraggin'-lujah!

At least one of those lawsuits has been properly settled (although I haven't heard about the poor New Zealand actors who never got paid for their likenesses being all over the toys and other merch).

BTW, Dave: it's TOLKIEN, not TOLKEIN.
At least one of those lawsuits has been properly settled (although I haven't heard about the poor New Zealand actors who never got paid for their likenesses being all over the toys and other merch).

BTW, Dave: it's TOLKIEN, not TOLKEIN.
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1:13AM on 09/10/2009
I am glad to see PJ and the Tolkien Fam finally getting their cash. Its too bad that ole Chris Tolkien is such an ass when it comes to the LOTR movies, its not like they are were unsuccessful or made by Uwe Boll! Get a life Chris and stop thinking you are as brilliant as your pop!
I am glad to see PJ and the Tolkien Fam finally getting their cash. Its too bad that ole Chris Tolkien is such an ass when it comes to the LOTR movies, its not like they are were unsuccessful or made by Uwe Boll! Get a life Chris and stop thinking you are as brilliant as your pop!
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12:25AM on 09/10/2009
Don't worry Lord of the Rings fans, I'll say it for us..

TTTHHHAAANNKKKK GODDDDD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
YESSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

FINALLY.... WE CAN GET THE HOBBIT!!!!
Don't worry Lord of the Rings fans, I'll say it for us..

TTTHHHAAANNKKKK GODDDDD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
YESSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

FINALLY.... WE CAN GET THE HOBBIT!!!!
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