SW.com talks Young Indy DVDs

This article on starwars.com gives an in-depth tour of disc 1 of the first volume of The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones (aka The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles) DVD set. You might note that the second part of the episode (taking place in Tangiers) never aired on TV, as it was filmed after the show left the airwaves, and bridging part that connects the two halves.. filmed in Tunisia in 1997, during the production of The Phantom Menace. Also, 4 documentaries on archaeology, the discovery of Tutankhamun’s tomb, T.E. Lawrence, and slavery.

A copy of the official release describing the whole set, along with some more box art and disc art is here on starwars.com.

So will there be in-depth articles on all 12 discs? Stay tuned.

New Line still courting Jackson

New Line Cinema would love to get production on The Hobbit underway, but seem intent on wooing Peter Jackson back to the franchise first.

Eager to move ahead with “The Hobbit,” New Line has quietly been trying to mend fences with “Rings” filmmaker Peter Jackson, who has sued the company over his share of profits from the first “Rings” films. When asked if it was true that company insiders had been in talks with Jackson’s reps, Shaye replied, “Yes, that’s a fair statement. Notwithstanding our personal quarrels, I really respect and admire Peter and would love for him to be creatively involved in some way in ‘The Hobbit.'”

No word yet on whether Jackson is receptive.

Thanks to TheOneRing.net for the find!