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Peter Jackson is Wanted for "The Hobbit"

Posted: November 26th, 2006 by WorstPreviews.com Staff
Peter Jackson is Wanted for "The Hobbit"Submit Comment
Just as we finished reporting that Peter Jackson will not be directing anything "Lord of the Rings" related, this new information comes out. As the fans mounted a protest following word that New Line had dropped Peter Jackson from consideration as director of "The Hobbit" and another "Lord of the Rings" prequel, producer Saul Zaentz has given assurances that Jackson will indeed direct the two films.

A German website, Elbenwald.de, posted an interview with Zaentz, who acquired the rights to the works of the late Rings writer, J.R.R. Tolkien, in 1976 (the Saul Zaentz Company owns Tolkien Enterprises), in which Zaentz says,

"It will definitely be shot by Peter Jackson. ... Next year The Hobbit rights will fall back to my company. I suppose that Peter will wait because he knows that he will make the best deal with us. And he is fed up with the studios: to get his profit share on the Rings trilogy he had to sue New Line. With us, in contrast, he knows that he will be paid fairly and artistically supported without reservation."

While it would be great to see Jackson continue his vision of how the films should look, "Spider-Man" director, Sam Raimi, has also been considered for the role, which some fans are considering an interesting move. What will happen, will play out in the near future, so stay tuned.

Click here to read more about "The Hobbit."

Source: elbenwald.de, thehobbit-movie.com


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