I just saw this article on the AP about a lawsuit settlement that will now enable The Hobbit to go forward. Gad, I wasn't aware there still was a lawsuit. I'd thought it was between New Line and Peter Jackson. Is that another issue? I fail to understand how if there was a contract between the Tolkien estate and New Line for a percentage of profits, that the Tolkien estate was forced to sue to get that contract honored? Is it because it was an earlier agreement with another studio and therefore ambiguous as to whether or not it applied to New Line? Sheesh. I guess the good news is we can expect the Hobbit movie sometime in the next few years.