We Want Pete Jackon!

Yes, I’m a Lord of The Rings fan too. It does say “geek” in the URL doesn’t it? My cynical defeatist side says this won’t work, but then, who knows eh? Read on if you’re a fan of Pete Jackson’s treatment of the Lord of The Rings Trilogy.

To: New Line Cinema, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc. and United Artists

We, the undersigned, wish to make clear our strong desire to see a quality film adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit. Having spent the last three years in Middle-earth, under the spell of magician Peter Jackson and the wizards of Weta Workshop, we find ourselves only wanting more. The Tale of the Ring is incomplete without the story of It’s finding by Bilbo, and the other aspects of his adventure make for a captivating cinematic journey as well.

Fans know that the film rights reside with New Line, while distribution is the legal domain of MGM/United Artists. It would be heartbreaking for the fans to be denied this film, simply because of this rift in rights. Surely an agreement can be reached that will prove mutually advantageous to the studios. The phenomenol success of The Lord of the Rings trilogy clearly demonstrates that there is a huge fan base worldwide, ready to support The Hobbit in like manner – particularly if it is made by Mr. Jackson and Weta, who have proven themselves so gifted in the visual creation of a world which until now only existed on the printed page, in the art of great talents like Alan Lee and John Howe, and in the imaginations of Tolkien readers.

Please work together to eliminate this barrier to the film’s making and distribution. We, the fans, will make it worth your while. We are not ready to leave Middle-earth!

In addition to showing support for this project by signing this petition, fans can make their wishes known by writing a tactful, concise letter to the following persons at these addresses:

Robert K. Shaye
New Line Cinema Corporation
888 7th Avenue
New York, NY 10106

Alex Yemenidjian
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc.
10250 Constellation Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90067

Danny Rosett, EVP Marketing and Distribution
United Artists Corporation
10250 Constellation Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90067

Sign the petition here. More info on thehobbitfilm.com and on the bbc newsite here and here. Thanks to Imran and Rebelscum for the heads up.

  1. Absolutely agree… it should be Peter Jackson directing the film…

  2. Yeah walski, I share your opinion as well.. but strange as it may seem, there are people out there who believe PJ did a piss poor job with the LOTR trilogy. They felt that some crucial elements from the books weren’t covered or completely ignored by the films, for example, the character of Tom Bombadil. However if everything in the books were included, 12-13 hours of film time wouldn’t have been enough, especially with all the singing almost all the major characters indulge in. Heh.

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