IMAX mistakenly announced that the first film in Peter Jackson and Guillermo del Toro’s two-part adaptation of The Hobbit wouldn't debut until December 2013. It turns out the picture is still on track for a December 2012 release.
Peter Jackson says that, contrary to rumors, The Hobbit isn't delayed, as MGM never actually greenlit the much-anticipated two-movie sequel to The Lord of the Rings. However, a draft of the second screenplay was delivered just last week, which means they could begin shooting by the end of the year.
Eagle Eye screenwriter Travis Adam Wright will adapt Here, There Be Dragons and The Search for the Red Dragon, the first books in James A. Owen's popular young-adult fantasy series The Chronicles of the Imaginarium Geographica about three young strangers entrusted with an atlas detailing the locations of all the lands from myth and legend.