Entertainment Weekly reports that the Hobbit may be back on if New Line capitulates...|
For once, there's reason to be cautiously optimistic. At this writing, no agreements have been announced and details of the negotiations are sketchy (neither New Line nor Jackson's camp would comment to EW on any aspect of this story), but sources close to the talks tell us that they're detecting a lot less frost in the air, and that a deal may be reached that could help usher J.R.R. Tolkien's maiden Middle-earth masterpiece to screens before the end of the decade. ''There has been a d?tente,'' says one insider. There is now the beginning of a discourse between Peter Jackson and New Line that's running parallel to the litigation proceedings.''If nothing else, they get a lot of free publicity from the feud. And maybe, just maybe, someone will give Robert Shaye the ass-kicking he so richly needs.