From the Well, This Was Predictable Department comes news that Peter Jackson is in negotiations to direct both Hobbit movies, following the exit of Guillermo del Toro, and a search for a replacement that turned up nothing. While the negotiations continue, there is still that looming issue of funding, the films being greenlit, and what will happen with MGM.
Quite frankly, I’m surprised it took this long for everyone to come to the realization that Jackson should have been heading this from the beginning. He obviously has a love for the franchise, and understands what needs to happen in order to pull it off effectively. I just hope the movie gets the go-ahead to be made.