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Jackson to Direct ‘The Hobbit’, Filming Finally Begins in February 2011

It’s about time that this thing gets rolling.  Warner Bros. announced Friday that ‘The Hobbit’ will begin filming in February and Peter Jackson will be its director.  At the end of the day I always had a feeling that Jackson would end up taking the Director role, which was originally held by Guillermo del Toro who had to quit because of all of the red tape delays.  Honestly, it just feels right that Jackson will be resuming the role he executed so perfectly in the Lord of the Rings trilogy.  He may not want to admit it, but Jackson was put on this Earth to do justice to Tolkien’s magical universe on the big screen.

I have full confidence now that ‘The Hobbit’, which will be filmed in two halves and in digital 3D, will be just as good if not better than the LOTR trilogy.  I just hope Peter and co. can still land Ian Mckellen (Gandalf) and Ian Holm (Bilbo) to reprise their roles from the Lord of the Rings films, so there’s some sort of uniformity between the movie franchises of Tolkien’s world.  No release dates have been announced for ‘The Hobbit’ yet, but at least this project has finally got the proverbial green light.  You’ve been waiting for this news since 2003…
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