Friday, August 27, 2010

Sir Peter Jackson may direct The Hobbit himself...

Peter Jackson promoting the 2009 film District...Image via Wikipedia

I am – Hercules!!

If you were to make a list of the movies you’d most like to see Peter Jackson direct, what would be on top?

From yesterday’s Dominion Post of New Zealand:

Sir Peter Jackson says he will step into the breach and direct The Hobbit himself if it becomes the only way to ensure the US$150 million (NZ$219m) film is made after the sudden departure of director Guillermo del Toro.

Jackson met studio representatives yesterday to begin the search for a new director but wouldn't rule out directing The Hobbit himself if a suitable person could not be found.

"If that's what I have to do to protect Warner Bros' investment, then obviously that's one angle which I'll explore," he said. But stepping in as director would be difficult as he had signed writer and director contracts with Hollywood studios for two other films, with one likely to begin next year. "The other studios may not let me out of the contracts."

So it kinda sounds like Jackson is willing if he can wriggle free of prior commitments. But those commitments remain a mystery!

Find all of the Post’s story on the matter here:

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