Peter Jackson Talks Of ‘Hobbit’ Progress
Bloody Antipodeans! They get the chance to grill Mr Middle-Earth about the possibility of him returning to helm The Hobbit and all they can talk about is his desire to make a film about the ANZACs heroic efforts at Gallipolli. It’s just self, self, self for some people.
Luckily, Tom Cardy and Kimberley Rothwell of the Dominion Post did manage to lever JRR Tolkien’s prequel into the converstaion at one point and the director from New Zealand seemed confident that there should soon be certainty about whether he would direct the movie, which would allow him to map out a five-year plan for projects “that will keep many people very busy”.
A decision is yet to be made on whether Jackson will direct the two-part prequel, which remains in limbo while problems are resolved with Warner Bros and MGM (which is heavily in debt and up for sale).
But he said yesterday that Warner Bros was “making progress untangling the MGM situation, so we should have certainty with The Hobbit sometime soon”.
Pretty vague we know folks, but every journey (even one to Smaug’s mountain) starts with one step…