Producing ”The Hobbit”
Who’s got a stake in The Hobbit? Here’s a look at a few of the key players.
New Line’s co-chair dissed Jackson, accusing him of ”arrogance” and of being ”myopic” about royalties. His mood has improved.
The Oscar-winning producer bought the rights to the Tolkien books. He sued New Line in 2004 and settled out of court before trial.
Jackson’s partner in life, as well as filmmaking, Walsh would likely co-write and produce The Hobbit if the project ever took off.
The chairman and CEO of MGM, which owns Hobbit distribution rights, supports Jackson: ”We believe…he’ll be making the movie.”