Peter Jackson Talks 'Hobbit' at Comic-Con
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...the prolific New Zealand director opined on the numerous projects filling up his busy schedule. What's most pressing? The first Hobbit script. Jackson and his writing partners, director Guillermo del Toro, Philippa Boyens, and Fran Walsh, will deliver the first of the two Hobbit scripts to the studios in the next three weeks. As for casting, Jackson said, "We don't have a budget. We don't have a green light. We can't offer any actors roles till then."