In which they break the news they will not be involved
with New Line Cinema to produce a film of "The Hobbit"
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On November 19, 2006, TORn published an email sent to them and addressed "Dear One Ringers." Wingnut Films, was in a pending lawsuit against New Line Cinema over proceeds from the Lord of the Rings films and Jackson and Walsh wanted that to be settled before beginning negotiations to produce a film of The Hobbit. New Line Cinema's time option on The Hobbit was running out, however, and they were unwilling to wait so they informed Wingnut that "the studio is going to have to hire another director." The letter continued,
Coverage by Other Media
This story was carried by many different media outlets including Pravda, BBC News, The Guardian, Digital Spy, Contactmusic, Zap2it, Variety, IGN, and Radio New Zealand. Most simply said the message had been communicated to and published on TORn but a number of stories included Xoanon's response to the letter, reactions of fans on TORn, and actions TORn took in regards to the situation.
2 November 29, 2006 ~ New York Times: To Web Fans, Peter Jackson Is the One True Director ⇑