Peter Jackson, who directed the Lord of the Rings trilogy, is going to direct The Hobbit. This should make James McGrath happier than a sailor in Thailand. In fact, I suspect we can now look forward to a blow by blow daily blog-a-thon of the entire process.
Breaking news! They actually got Peter Jackson, of all people, to direct “The Hobbit!” What’s that? You already knew that? Like, from a year ago. No, no. That was a rumor. It was never confirmed. First it was Guillermo Del Toro, but he left. And then there was a labor dispute, but that’s been resolved. And then Jackson pretended to announce a series of movies he’d rather direct than have to plunge back down the rabbit hole of Tolkien nonsense, and then … ugh, forget it. Exhausting.
Tolkein nonsense… that’s priceless!