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update: Peter Jackson might direct the Hobbit Movie

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May. 31st, 2010 | 03:16 pm
mood: hopeful

Hah! I said not to trust the agent! Peter talked to the New Zealand Dominion Post aka stuff.co.nz, and said:

Jackson met studio representatives yesterday to begin the search for a new director but wouldn't rule out directing The Hobbit himself if a suitable person could not be found. "If that's what I have to do to protect Warner Bros' investment, then obviously that's one angle which I'll explore," he said. But stepping in as director would be difficult as he had signed writer and director contracts with Hollywood studios for two other films, with one likely to begin next year. "The other studios may not let me out of the contracts."

Lots of caveats there but it's better than nothing.

ETA: correction, it's stuff.co.nz, my favorite New Zealand site

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amusing musing

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from: sandelwood
date: May. 31st, 2010 10:27 pm (UTC)
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You know, at this point I honestly don't trust anything anymore. This sounds like a last-ditch thing, like Pete is appealing to fans he knows are freaked out and pissed off.

I think I'm just backing off the whole thing until it really is set and greenlit and going. I really hate feeling betrayed and lied to by just about everyone who claims to have a "source".

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Lotripper

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from: msilverstar
date: Jun. 1st, 2010 05:54 am (UTC)
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Sources, schmorses, everyone lies. I think Pete is interested in making it happen. Maybe I can start a Fran&Phil movement!

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The Reluctant Sadist

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from: splix
date: May. 31st, 2010 10:46 pm (UTC)
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That is hopeful news. :)

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Lotripper

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from: msilverstar
date: Jun. 1st, 2010 05:57 am (UTC)
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we can but hope.

And make a ruckus until the stupid execs pay attention to the real world.

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Lipstick Librarian

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from: morebliss
date: May. 31st, 2010 11:05 pm (UTC)
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Oi! It's stuff.co.nz! (Not that I have a vested interest or anything...)

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Lotripper

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from: msilverstar
date: Jun. 1st, 2010 05:57 am (UTC)
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Fixed it! My fave New Zealand site for sure!

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MOIty toITy

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from: moit
date: Jun. 1st, 2010 01:39 am (UTC)
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This is such wonderful news! I read your post earlier about The Hobbit potentially tanking and I frowned :(

I would lovelovelove to see PJ direct The Hobbit too.

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Lotripper

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from: msilverstar
date: Jun. 1st, 2010 06:00 am (UTC)
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PJ, or GDT come back or Fran or Phiippa -- they could do it with Pete'support. Just not Sam Raimie or any hollywood creep.

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silentdescant

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from: silentdescant
date: Jun. 1st, 2010 02:36 am (UTC)
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i might just die if pj directs the hobbit. *______*

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Lotripper

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from: msilverstar
date: Jun. 1st, 2010 02:03 pm (UTC)
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PJ would be good and if he brought on colleagues like -- Fran! Philippa! Andrew Lesnie! Bring Sean Astin to be the Assistant Director!

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loreley_se

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from: loreley_se
date: Jun. 1st, 2010 08:56 pm (UTC)
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It would be wonderful if PJ directed himself...well apart from the bit where I worry that he will overwork himself (again). I don't get why they can't resolve this. Yes the studio has financing issues but this is a sure seller (as is James Bond) so I can't understand why some investment company doesn't just throw some money at it.

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Galadriel

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from: caras_galadhon
date: Jun. 2nd, 2010 02:47 pm (UTC)
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Fingers crossed!

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