There can only be one Hobbit movie. Even though there will be three. You know what we mean.
If there's a potentially profitable movie on its way in Hollywood, good money says that a low-budget knock-off is also in the works. For instance, for almost every Paranormal Activity movie, there's a Paranormal Entity, a straight-to-DVD franchise that has already released its third installment: Paranormal Entity 3: The Exorcism Tapes, aka Anneliese: The Exorcist Tapes. The movie is actually based on the same story used for 2005's The Exorcism of Emily Rose and 2006's Requiem but released under the Paranormal Entity name in the U.K. because, well, trying to sound like several movies is more profitable than trying to sound like one.
One of the production companies responsible for these "mockbusters" is The Asylum, though their latest production, Age of the Hobbits, drew ire from Warner Bros. who filed an injunction against the movie. The reason? The studio thought the release of Age of the Hobbits would cause "confusion" amongst audiences and a California Federal judge has agreed, granting a temporary restraining order against The Asylum thereby postponing the DVD release of the movie. From one look at the Age of the Hobbits trailer, it's hard to believe anyone would confuse it with the J.R.R. Tolkien version, though attempting to confuse audiences is how Asylum has paid their bills for years. watch the trailer and read about the fight for the word "hobbit" >> Posted 12.13.12 by Ryan