‘The Hobbit’ being sabotaged by J.R.’s son?

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Bob ‘The Bitch’
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Mentally raise your hand if you loved the Lord of the Rings trilogy–thought so. Well if you’re like me you’ve been wearing the same tattered cape, and mithril armor while wielding a Sting sword around in public for about the last three years in anticipation of The Hobbit movie. Don’t judge, kids love me. Lord of The Rings fans out there I have some distressing news. It looks like JR Tolkien’s 83 year old son Christopher Tolkien has been fighting the release of a prequel to LOTR because the movie studios owe him money. Apparently when New Line bought the rights to everything LOTR in 1978 they promised the Tolkien family 7.5% of the profits. And the movie franchise has made a substantial bit of money if you didn’t hear. In fact New Line Cinema owes the Tolkien’s about 150 million dollars in LOTR revenues according to Tolkien. So for now the only Hobbit battles we’ll see are the ones in the court room. The Hobbit movie was slated to be released in 2010 but now we might have to wait until the whole Tolkien family dies of old age. Sad, but true.