Lord Of The Rings
fans will have to wait another four years to get their next big screen fix of the franchise - its prequel The Hobbit
has been postponed until 2012.
Earlier this year, it was announced Guillermo del Toro
would direct the new film, based on J.R.R. Tolkien
Lord of the Rings
Oscar winner Peter Jackson
is producing the project, and he and del Toro will pen the screenplay.
has already signed on to reprise his role of Gandalf, and Andy Serkis
is expected to play Gollum once again.
Shooting was scheduled to start in New Zealand this winter, but it has now been postponed until 2010 - with the release day pushed back to 2012.
The reason for the delay is unknown.
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