The Hobbit coming to Silver Screen
Peter Jackson (the director of the recent The Lord of the Rings movie trilogy) has reached an agreement with New Line Cinema and MGM to be the executive producer of a new pair of movies set in Middle-Earth. The two films, "The Hobbit" and a sequel (both taking place before The Lord of the Rings), are scheduled for a 2010 and 2011 release. Jackson had sued New Line over merchandise royalties from the LOTR trilogy. Library Journal and TheOneRing.net have further details.