Tolkien's great-grandson voices his support for Peter Jackson. Just like pretty much everyone else in the world.
Calls by Lord of the Rings fans for director Peter Jackson to be allowed to make a version of The Hobbit have been been given a boost by the owner of the film rights.
Both Elijah Wood and Ian McKellen have expressed public support for Peter Jackson to direct The Hobbit. Definitely not a surprise, considering the camaraderie established during the 3 year long Lord of the Rings film shoot.
It's been officially announced by Peter Jackson that he won't be helming The Hobbit. New Line Cinema has communicated to Peter Jackson that they would no longer be "requiring" his services for The Hobbit and (the more nebulous second) Lord of the Rings prequel.
Now that serious talks are being held to make The Hobbit into a film, we figured it was about time to dedicate a messageboard forum to the movie...
Seems that some of the rumours circling about the 'net and the news might have a bit of validity...
Not necessarily new news, but still a good thing to hear that the Hobbit is still in the mind of some folks in Hollywood.
Here's Peter Jackson's take on the feasibility and time table of making The Hobbit into a film.
"The stars of Lord of the Rings have given director Peter Jackson a promise they'll return for The Hobbit if the New Zealand director decides to complete the J.R.R. Tolkien saga..."
"A first edition of the Hobbit by JRR Tolkien - published in 1937 - has sold for £6,000 at an auction in Norfolk..."
According to New York News Daily, a big screen version of The Hobbit could be closer than we think...
New Zealand film director Peter Jackson, tipped to win an Oscar for his "The Lord of the Rings" epic, said Monday he would like to make "The Hobbit" prequel to the trilogy and work with some of the same actors again