* MGM and New Line will co-finance and co-distribute two films, “The Hobbit” and a sequel to “The Hobbit.” New Line will distribute in North America and MGM will distribute internationally.

* Peter Jackson and Fran Walsh will serve as Executive Producers of two films based on “The Hobbit.” New Line will manage the production of the films, which will be shot simultaneously.

Und eine Fortsetzung gibt es schon: Der Herr der Ringe.

[via: MGM Media Center - News Releases]

[Ich hörte gerade: »Rudolph the Rednosed Reindeer« von Roger Whittaker]