Here follows an excerpt from the article, which in its entirety can be found here:
Eager to move ahead with “The Hobbit,” New Line has quietly been trying to mend fences with “Rings” filmmaker Peter Jackson, who has sued the company over his share of profits from the first “Rings” films. When asked if it was true that company insiders had been in talks with Jackson’s reps, Shaye replied, “Yes, that’s a fair statement. Notwithstanding our personal quarrels, I really respect and admire Peter and would love for him to be creatively involved in some way in ‘The Hobbit.’ “
The post by “TORN” can be found in the TORC boards under the topic “Little summary of recent activity“, where fellow TORCer “Compa_Mighty” has taken the trouble of compiling every little bit of information concerning The Hobbit since 10th September 2006.