It's actually seems like it's been awhile since we reported on any news for The Hobbit. We've all just been sitting around anxiously awaiting to hear if Peter Jackson is officially going to direct it or not. It looks like we're going to find out what is going one with Jackson and Bilbo. He was quoted today saying that we'll know whether or not he'll be directing The Hobbit "sometime soon."
How soon is soon? Your guess is as good as mine! MGM is still going bankrupt, and it's still holding back the project. Jackson did say that Warner Bros. is "making progress untangling the MGM situation..." So thats a plus! If you don't know already, the WB owns the other half of The Hobbit rights.
Jackson also went on to say that, after the final decision is reached, he will be able to make a five-year plan "that will keep many people very busy". One of these potential projects will tell the story of the Battle of Gallipoli from the point of view of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC). That sounds like it has some promise!
I just hope this all gets resolved and The Hobbit can movie forward into production already. What do you think about all this Hobbit madness?