As a long time fan of J.R.R. Tolkien and "The Lord of the Rings", it has been a long and painful process for us as we had to watch "The Hobbit" fall in and out of confirmed filming dates and directors.
But as fate would have it, all is well. Finally...
This morning, both 'Hobbit' films have been greenlit. But who is going to direct? The word is Peter Jackson will actually be the one stepping up to the helm. However, New Line Cinema and Warner Bros. will not officially confirm until the labor dispute between the actors and producers is resolved.
Honestly, fans could care less what is going on financially. We just want to know who and when. So far, the release dates for both films are December 2012 and December 2013, and are both going to be shot in (God help us) 3D.
Check out the full story here, in the Los Angeles Times.
Only hours after posting this on the blog, Peter Jackson has officially been announced as the director of "The Hobbit" and will start filming in February.
Now it's time for Tolkien fans to FINALLY rejoice!!