|Bai Ling in a touching moment from the multi-named movie|
A court has ruled that the Age of the Hobbits
, a film that was shot in Cambodia a few months ago, cannot use that title on its release in the United States. Instead, it will be called Clash of the Empires. Not that anyone surely gives a toss. There are rumours that the film, which stars Christopher Judge and Bai Ling, will be released in Cambodia soon under the title The History of Mankind. The fuss is because Peter Jackson's Hobbit movies aren't keen on the association, and who can blame them. This cheap imitation, known in the trade as a mockbuster, will in their eyes sully the reputation of the bona fide big budget Hollywood film by trading on its global publicity. These mockbusters are usually straight-to-video and rely on the punters to be half asleep when buying or renting them. B-movie hottie Bai Ling, who was robbed whilst in Phnom Penh making the movie, has said of her time making the film: "it's fun and moving, they say I am so good in
it, totally a action hero, kicking ass through out the whole film
fighting with all the huge fun strange creatures to save the little
people we call the hobbits." Will I be watching the movie, whatever the title is? No.
Labels: Age of the Hobbits, Bai Ling