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Peter Jackson Being Convinced to Direct "The Hobbit"

Posted: June 15th, 2010 by WorstPreviews.com Staff
Peter Jackson Being Convinced to Direct "The Hobbit"Submit Comment
Ever since Guillermo del Toro dropped out of directing "The Hobbit" prequels, Peter Jackson (the director of "LOTR" trilogy) has been searching for his replacement. Filmmakers like David Yates (Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix), David Dobkin (Wedding Crashers) and Brett Ratner (Red Dragon, Rush Hour) have already expressed interest.

At this point, nobody has officially been offered the job, because Warner Bros and MGM are doing all they can to convince Jackson to direct. While Jackson was signed on as a producer, he has stated that he would consider directing as a last resort.

Deadline says that the reason why del Toro dropped out was because the project would keep him in New Zealand for long stretches of time and he was not comfortable with that. Jackson, on the other hand, is from New Zealand and took part in writing the scripts for the two "The Hobbit" films.

The studio will apparently keep pursuing Jackson until he gives a definitive "No."

Click here to read more about "The Hobbit."

Source: Deadline


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encoreyourface writes:
on June 15th, 2010 at 6:49:29 PM

good news.
nope.com writes:
on June 15th, 2010 at 6:49:46 PM

Yates or Jackson pls
lewis2001 writes:
on June 15th, 2010 at 6:54:21 PM

oh yea Brett Ratner sure... of course... because hes got such an eye for fantasy..

i think PJ would probably get drunk and burn all the sets himself if ratner got the job
trailertrash writes:
on June 15th, 2010 at 6:59:45 PM

It's for the best(if it happens), who would have thought jackson is the last Resort !!

He should have just directed the movies from the start..
markoz writes:
on June 15th, 2010 at 7:05:01 PM

Uwe Boll!!
SquirrelFlyer writes:
on June 15th, 2010 at 7:30:20 PM

Tommy Wiseau!!!
Webslinger1187 writes:
on June 15th, 2010 at 7:43:31 PM

Why is Brett Ratner even still allowed to direct??
Lloyd Christmas writes:
on June 15th, 2010 at 8:03:59 PM

why the f*ck does anyone still give a sh*t about this f*cking movie? do we really need another set of movies about people walking for 3 hours? just let it die already...
eViL.kEv2 writes:
on June 15th, 2010 at 8:05:23 PM

Well said lewis.
Agent Calavera writes:
on June 15th, 2010 at 8:11:49 PM

@Lloyd Christmas think your so cool dont you by quoting Randal from Clerks 2.. YOU f*ckING TOOL, YOU DONT GET IT DO YOU? go die.
Agent Calavera writes:
on June 15th, 2010 at 8:19:00 PM

Perhaps that was a tad too harsh.
Max Rockatansky Junior writes:
on June 15th, 2010 at 8:19:23 PM

Why not ? He's going to be producing the damn thing.
CCBlev writes:
on June 15th, 2010 at 8:19:24 PM

If I read a new heading saying "Ratner to direct The Hobbit" I'm hiring a hitman!!
Max Rockatansky Junior writes:
on June 15th, 2010 at 8:20:09 PM

If Brett Ratner directs this, I hope he dies a slow, excrutiating and painful death.
Max Rockatansky Junior writes:
on June 15th, 2010 at 8:21:39 PM

If directors were veneral disease, Brett would be herpes, Uwe would by syphillis and Michael Bay would be full blown HIV AIDS.
Agent Calavera writes:
on June 15th, 2010 at 8:23:41 PM

Ratner!? i do love it when you see "has expressed interest in..." puts a smile on my face.


whats George Lucas upto?
Max Rockatansky Junior writes:
on June 15th, 2010 at 8:47:40 PM

@Agent Calavera

Gently cupping the balls of his soulmate, Steven Speilberg and stroking his own personal "ET finger", hoping this end glows before it shoots in George's mouth.

Okay. I may die and go to hell for that one.
johnny_boy writes:
on June 15th, 2010 at 9:03:30 PM

Hey, if he's got time to direct that piece of sh*t movie "the lovely bones" surely he can direct the hobbit, which would be a walk in the park for him
asylum writes:
on June 15th, 2010 at 9:53:13 PM

God I hope this happens. Pay him whatever he wants. If for nothing else then to keep Sam Raimi or Ratner away from this property.

http://tinyurl.com/firedustinputman
erikk writes:
on June 15th, 2010 at 10:08:50 PM

I really hope Jackson directs. Yates is an okay replacement, but the other two possible directors don't seem like they could helm such a project considering the films they've made. They need to choose a director with experience or they need to choose an up and rising director (like Jackson when he got LOTR) that is ready to take on a big project.
HorrorJunky4Life writes:
on June 16th, 2010 at 1:11:34 AM

Just keep throwing bigger bags of money until Jackson says yes. Problem solved.
Osiris3eagle writes:
on June 16th, 2010 at 1:53:42 AM

Anybody but Ratner
encoreyourface writes:
on June 16th, 2010 at 2:44:50 AM

Horror-lol!
masht7 writes:
on June 16th, 2010 at 3:13:14 AM

Warner Bros. has just become my favourite movie studio. Go and pour $400 Billion over his head and he'll say 'HELL YES!', problem solved.
Peter Parker writes:
on June 16th, 2010 at 3:43:26 AM

Being convinced, uh?
This reminds me of something:

"I'll make him an offer he can't refuse.
You see, Johnny [Peter], we feel that entertainment is going to be a big factor in drawing gamblers [audiences] into the casinos [theaters].
We're hoping that you'll sign a contract agreeing to appear 5 times a year [to make 5 movies a year]. Perhaps convince some of your friends in the movies to do the same.
We're counting on you, Johnny [Peter]."

nuttie30xx writes:
on June 16th, 2010 at 3:53:43 AM

he is the only man for the job if you ask me.
if he dont direct it am waiting for the dvd
trailertrash writes:
on June 16th, 2010 at 4:03:02 AM

@PP- Nice Godfather reference , Works perfectly ...
trailertrash writes:
on June 16th, 2010 at 4:05:02 AM

Will Warners need the Horses head, to seal the deal ??!!
Peter Parker writes:
on June 16th, 2010 at 4:07:36 AM

^LOL!
markoz writes:
on June 16th, 2010 at 8:17:15 AM

Btw.I was kidding about Uwe Boll
trailertrash writes:
on June 16th, 2010 at 11:22:53 AM

^ i should hope so ..
koul writes:
on June 16th, 2010 at 1:45:31 PM

they should just cancel this movie already. the lord of the rings trilogy is already enough.
swoooop writes:
on June 16th, 2010 at 3:39:40 PM

All trash aside, Jackson should direct. I can understand if he is feed up with the franchise inn a way, he devoted a lot of years making LOTR, but he has really done nothing of interest since, so this could be his comeback in a kind of way. Ok, I kind of liked King Kong.
elrei writes:
on June 16th, 2010 at 6:59:06 PM

Dobkin and Ratner? Seriously?

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