Peter Jackson might direct ‘The Hobbit’

June 27th, 2010 - 8:21 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt  

Los Angeles, Jun 27 (THAINDIAN NEWS) There are reports that Peter Jackson is negotiating with the production company and might direct ‘The Hobbit’. The previous director of the movie was Guillermo Del Toro, but he resigned from the job, as the project was stretching and he was tired from the number of unscheduled delays, that the project was facing since a long time. MGM was also going through a financially rough patch, which affected the movie schedule.

Peter Jackson is said to be in touch with Warner Bros. on the matter and there are chances that he might soon don the director’s hat for the 2-part movie.

The Hobbit would be based on the book series by J.R.R. Tolkien. As of now, 3 movies have already been made and they have also tasted commercial success like the books. According to reports The Hobbit would be filmed in New Zealand and it would be a 2-part movie. It would be advantageous for Peter Jackson to grab the post, as New Zealand is his home country as well.

However “Hellboy” and “Pan’s Labyrinth” director - Guillermo has insisted that he would continue to co-write the screenplay of ‘The Hobbit’ with the other co-writers comprising of Peter Jackson, Fran Walsh and Phillipa Boyens.

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