Tolkien Lawsuit May Halt Production on Hobbit Films

New Line Studios has been sued by the estate of Lord of the Rings creator J.R.R. Tolkien, which claims that it has received no revenue from the estimated $6 billion the films have grossed worldwide, including DVD and merchandise sales. The lawsuit has

April 6, 2018

New Line Studios has been sued by the estate of

Lord of the Rings

creator J.R.R. Tolkien, which claims that it has received no revenue from the estimated $6 billion the films have grossed worldwide, including DVD and merchandise sales. The lawsuit has the potential to block the two-movie

Rings

prequel based on

The Hobbit

, which was reportedly close to signing a director.

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