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Nothing says, “We don’t trust you” than the announcement from Peter Jackson and Guillermo del Toro that the only people who can really write the Hobbit movie adaptation (and the unnamed sequel to follow) is none other than Guillermo del Toro and Peter Jackson. The news caps off an eight-month search for a scribe to tackle the coveted task of bringing the literary classic to the big screen. When Jackson and New Line resolved their differences over profit participation in the “Rings” films, Jackson said he would not be writing the “Hobbit” movies because of other commitments, though he does

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According to director Peter Segal, the production is still feeling the aftershocks of the writer’s strike. We’re still working on the script. An interesting little development, but it’s an annoying one, is that after a strike there are residual effects and one was that everyone who was a writer suddenly had a back log of assignments as did John August, so we started to do our re-write process but he had to service some of these other prior commitments. So now we’re kind of waiting in line to get him back but it’s worked out okay because we’ve been working

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