MGM Updates: The Hobbit, Robocop and a Remake of FX

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The sell-off situation with MGM right now seems to be the eye of a film news storm, all sorts of other business swirling around it, crashing and smashing and, sometimes, just whizzing by perfectly intact like that darn cow from Twister. Just last night we found out that Bond 23 is being fast-tracked, despite earlier indication that he was being put on ice and today we get updates on Bilbo Baggins, Robocop and Rollie Tyler, FX supremo.

The latest on The Hobbit, via Production Weekly, is that production is set to start in June and continue for 14 months. That of course means a healthy overlap between post production of the first film and production of the second as Del Toro and co. power on to a late 2011 release. Maybe they’re so well prepared with animatics that assembling the basic edit will be a piece of cake, but there’s definitely going to be some hardcore multi-tasking in Guillermo’s future.

As for Robocop, the prognosis is not so good…

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