Spider-Man Director Clarifies his Involvement in The Hobbit

SciFi Wire spoke with Sam Raimi, director of Spider-Man 3, and asked him what his involvement in The Hobbit was. Here's what Raimi had to say:

On speaking with New Line Cinema president, Robert Shaye...
"I spoke to him once, so it's a little more overblown I think. That's why I don't want to pretend that it's bigger than it is. I had one conversation about the possibility of it, and that's really where it's at."

On his thoughts about Peter Jackson's involvement...
"I'd have to know that [Peter Jackson] was OK with it. It's really his picture and Bob Shaye's picture."

On how official his involvement in the film is...
"The truth is, I just don't know what I'm going to do next, that's the most honest answer I can give you. And I can't honestly say, even though I have spoken to Bob Shaye, that I don't know that I could honestly say that anything's been offered to me until some time in the future, because, it just wouldn't be exactly right. Or true."

On how he would direct The Hobbit...
"I haven't had any of those thoughts yet, because I think it's still Peter Jackson's project. It would be so premature. I'm so overwhelmed with my own insecurities, I can't take his on just yet."

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