December 19, 2005 – The Hobbit still faces legal hurdles before Jackson can make the missing film in the Lord of the Rings saga. However, there’s still a chance we’ll get to see Bilbo’s first journey in a few years’ time. Peter Jackson explained the Hobbit situation to the media during the King Kong premiere gala: “MGM used to own The Hobbit and then MGM got bought by Sony a few months ago, and so now Sony have the rights — or half of The Hobbit rights, and New Line have the other half. Now, New Line and Sony have to talk to each other and I don’t think that anyone’s going to call me until those rights issues are resolved. That’s entirely between them, so…” [More]