Blog of Author of Macabre JZ Murdock - Monday's and Elsewhen!
"What we think, we Become", The Buddha
Wednesday, December 8, 2010
The Hobbit prequel news
•Richard Verrierhas all the details on the decision to keep production of the prequels toPeter Jackson's Oscar-winning trilogy "The Lord of the Rings" in New Zealand: "The nation's prime minister,John Key, announced Wednesday that his government had reached an agreement with the producers of the two 'Hobbit' movies to keep the $500-million production in his country. 'I am delighted we have achieved this result,' Key said in a statement. 'Making the two 'Hobbit' movies here will not only safeguard work for thousands of New Zealanders, but it will also follow the success of the 'Lord of the Rings' trilogy in once again promoting New Zealand on the world stage.' The agreement comes after Key held talks with New Line Cinema PresidentToby Emmerichand other executives, who wanted assurances that the production would not be disrupted by labor unrest. They also were seeking additional financial sweeteners, which they received."LA Times Article from LA Times