Peter Jackson Close to Finalizing Hobbit Directing Deal
According to "The Wrap", it looks like a deal to have Peter Jackson direct both installments of The Hobbit might just be close to being finalized. Here's what they said:
Now his deal is all but complete, according to individuals close to the project. Both Jackson’s directing fee and percentage of the gross have been settled, though a number of lesser deal points remain outstanding.
There's not much more to the story than this little unconfirmed statement, other than recapping the tortured saga of getting this film going.... so if you want a nice overview of the previous events, click here.
Honestly, until there's something concrete outside of anonymous sources of general hearsay, I'll just keep reading the book... :)