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Is Peter Jackson canoodling again with 'The Hobbit'?

“MORDOR!”

Sorry, I never cease to amuse myself by shouting that word in my best Ian McKellen timbre. Want to try it with me?

“MORDOR!”

See? Awesome, right? Okay, yes, I’m going somewhere with this. Remember last week’s hullabaloo about Peter Jackson saying that New Line had booted him off The Hobbit, thanks to a lawsuit he’d filed seeking profits from the Lord of the Rings trilogy? Well, according to a story in today’s New York Times, the big-boned lady may not have sung yet – at least not according to MGM, which owns the distribution rights to The Hobbit. (Thanks to Movie City News for the heads up.) “We support Peter Jackson as a filmmaker, and believe that when the dust settles, he’ll be making the movie. We can’t imagine any other result,” explained a spokesman for MGM. To which I say, “MORDOR!” (Sorry.)

Originally posted November 29 2006 — 8:08 PM EST

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