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Raimi says directing The Hobbit possible

SamRaimi.jpgRemember the rumours about Sam Raimi directing The Hobbit? Well they could well be true according to an article looking at Spider-Man 3 and chatting with Kirsten Dunst, Raimi and Sony.

Raimi was asked about the possibility and although he never said that he'd been approached, he did talk about what would be the right circumstances for him to say yes. This is what he said on the subject:

"First and foremost, those are Peter Jackson and Bob Shaye's films. If Peter didn't want to do it, and Bob wanted me to do it -- and they were both okay with me picking up the reins -- that would be great."

Well I think it's fair to say that Peter Jackson still wants to do the film but that the continuing rift between him and the studio means that he won't be right now. It might be a question of Jackson letting go and at that point Raimi stepping up, we'll have to wait and see.

So the news is all over the place, and these rumours have been going for some time now - just hit The Hobbit tag at the bottom of the story for all the previous history, and there's a fair bit. I still don't think this is anywhere near Raimi saying he's on, we're going to have to wait for an official Jackson's off statement before Raimi considers it, and is that going to happen anytime soon? More importantly is Raimi the better choice?



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