Peter Jackson won’t be making The Hobbit

I’m sad about this, there’s just no other way to say it.  According to a letter they sent to TheOneRing.Net, Peter Jackson and Fran Walsh won’t be involved in making The Hobbit or other LOTR prequel films made by New Line.  I won’t try to summarize the circumstances here (the post is very thorough in order to stay balanced), but I totally understand PJ’s reasons for not playing ball.  I just hope that New Line thinks twice about their decision, or The Hobbit will be a poorer film for their lack of foresight.

4 thoughts on “Peter Jackson won’t be making The Hobbit

  1. Never underestimate the power of a Hollywood studio to make a fantastically horrible film out of a beloved concept. See also: Dune, Battlefield Earth, Jar-Jar Binks.

  2. Big bummer. Stupid Hollywood. I guess we were really, really lucky to get three fabulous LOTR films . . . just hope The Hobbit can be as good. Wish they would just leave well enough alone, though.

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