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    July 6, 2010

    IAN McKELLEN COULD BE OUT FROM HOBBIT



    The continuing MGM's financial saga has cause many things to get either stalled, canceled, delayed or what ever ugly words that go rhythm with those. Not only Bond 23 is now delayed indefinitely and the remake of Red Dawn's release for the end of this year freezes, The Hobbit is one of those MGM's production that was worst hit. Guillermo del Toro the director has bid farewell last month while there have been little development to talk about.


    The latest on The Hobbit, as reported on Screen Rant, is that Sir Ian McKellen may soon be forced to evacuate if the situation in MGM does not improve. In an interview with New Zealand's Good Morning Show recently, Ian McKellen said:
    Well, I’m not under contract and my time is running out and I’m enjoying working in the theater and frankly, I would like to race after doing ‘Waiting For Gordot,’ get on with doing another play but we’ll have to see. I don’t give the producers the impression that I’m sitting waiting.
    McKellen's remark doesn't sounds anything nice at all. If McKellen is out, I wonder how many others will suit to follow. With the director is already out, there are prudence reasons to feel the fear now that some of the key players may be out too; including McKellen as Gandalf The Grey and Andy Serkis as Smeagol. I am very sure that The Hobbit will be made sooner or later in our life, (remember that it is part of the Lord of the Rings saga and is too lucrative to be ignored) but at this current situation, the delay will cause only more potential loss and hurting the fans who have been waiting for years.

    While there are news over the past week that Spyglass Entertainment may soon take control of MGM and possibly turning the lion studio into a production-only company, we are still waiting for the news to be materialized. At the moment, we believe more talks are been held towards that possibility. The awful financial situation in MGM has started for decades, and the recent strings of misfortunate can be traced back since end of last year.


    After all, we hope the best for Sir Ian McKellen in his latest theater play "Waiting For Gordot", considering another great talent goes wasted because of MGM. Ah, all these while I have been very vocal about them. My questions, why on earth are these things should occured now? The clock for The Hobbit is ticking, towards doom! I hope not but it may happen!


    In the meantime, watch the interview of Sir Ian McKellen with NZ's Good Morning Show where he remarked his ultimate worrisome over the future of the film:





    SOURCE: Screen Rant
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