from http://www.imdb.com/news/sb/2008-01-22/ (so take it however you want): Golden Parachutes for New Line Founders? Following a planned meeting this week with new Time Warner Chairman Jeff Bewkes, New Line Cinema founders Bob Shaye and Michael Lynne are expected to be terminated and New Line's projects, including The Hobbit, folded into Warner Bros., L.A. Weekly columnist Nikki Finke reported on her Deadline Hollywood Daily blog Monday, citing no sources. With the exception of last year's Hairspray, New Line has had a nearly uninterrupted string of financial failures since its Lord of the Rings franchise ran out. =============== This wouldn't surprise me as NL really hasn't had a hit in awhile (with the Golden Compass being a HUGE bomb at the box office). It'll be sad to see NL go.