Raimi Considering The Hobbit?
If the rumors surrounding the The Hobbit are to be believed, Jackson is out and Raimi is in. Read on:
After New Line and Peter Jackson’s recent and very public spat over the proposed film version of The Hobbit (the next movie in the The Lord of the Rings series), the question of who might direct said picture in place of Jackson has come up often. Spider-Man uber-director Sam Raimi’s name was rumored last fall as a possible replacement for Jackson, but there was no real indication that he was considering the job. As such, that particular whisper went away like so much Internet chatter… but now that’s all changed.
The Los Angeles Times is reporting today that Raimi has been talking to “associates, as well as his corporate masters at Sony” and telling them that he is considering taking over the directorial reigns of The Hobbit. The paper, which to say the least has slightly more journalistic integrity than your average J.R.R. Tolkien messageboard, also cites two “top-level insiders” who claim to have heard this directly from Raimi.
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