Finally! It is now official New Line Cinema, MGM and Warner Bro's have come to there senses to allow long time Producer and backbone to the project of The Hobbit, Peter Jackson, to direct the project and was given the green light to start filming!
Here what Tony Emmerich, President and Chief Operating Officer of New Line Cinema had to say.
“Peter is a filmmaker of incomparable ability; having him return to Middle-earth to produce and direct is a dream come true. A true original, Peter is a gifted story-teller, visionary director and pioneer in film technology,” reuniting with Peter, Fran Walsh and Philippa Boyens truly makes it feel like we are going ‘there and back again.’”Excellent news, absolutely excellent news after so many disappointments of Del Toro leaving the project and the two parter film getting pushed back once again its great to hear that the man who made Tolkien's creation come to life has returned to Middle Earth. Shooting will begin around February 2011.