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MGM wants Jackson for Hobbit

TheHobbit.jpgMGM have admitted that they want Peter Jackson to direct The Hobbit film, and that they've already approached him to do it.

Through the most excellent site Film Rotation, in a response to the petition open letter from Theonering.net, Theo Dumont, the Manager of Public Relations for MGM Studios, says:

"Peter Jackson's phenomenal success with The Lord of the Rings trilogy makes him the first and most ideal choice for directing The Hobbit," said MGM COO Rick Sands. "MGM would be thrilled to collaborate with the Academy Award-winning director on this MGM New Line Cinema production. And, I'm sure to the delight of the 50,000 filmgoers who have petitioned us in recent weeks, demanding we bring this film to fruition, we have had a few initial conversations about the project with Mr. Jackson's representatives."

Well at least they are listening to the fans and know who would do it best...right now at least. What they don't really say though is what the petition is really concerning, not the Director but the stars. The petition wants the same cast as the trilogy...which is more important?



They want the same cast as the trilogy, but how is that even possible? The main character in The Hobbit is Bilbo and occasionally, Gandalf when he enters the scene as required. I would love to see Ian Holm again, he was very effective playing Bilbo but he is old to play a much younger Bilbo, so that seems out of the question. I would love to see The Hobbit done by Peter Jackson, but please do it properly this time and not add things that arent there. He and his writing pals ruined The Two Towers and Return of the King for me. I love The Hobbit more than the LotR trilogy so a little respect please.

I always enjoy the language of COOs. "MGM would be thrilled to collaborate with the Academy Award-winning director..."

Say it clearly, Mr. Sands: "MGM will do whatever is possible to amass as much money as possible... including raping your wife and killing your cat"

Not my cat!


Peter, I've never known you to be so kind. :D


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