Peter Jackson may direct The Hobbit films after all

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After Guillermo del Toro stepped down from directing the Hobbit film, fans went insane. Especially when the name Brett Ratner was cruelly tossed around as a replacement. But it looks like Peter Jackson is stepping in to save the day.

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THR is reporting that Jackson is currently in negotiations to direct the film and pick up where GDT left off back in May:

But since his departure, Warner Bros. and New Line, which run point on the production over partner MGM, never did a full-on search for a director, even as some names surfaced as possible contenders. Why? Because Warners/New Line was saving most of its energy trying to woo Jackson back to Middle-Earth.

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It's the best idea we've heard yet. Let's hope Jackson can pull himself away from Tintin.

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It would be nice. I rather hoped for a new perspective, but if it's a choice between an unknown factor and Peter Jackson, I take Jackson any time. I just hope that he doesn't discard all the plans Guillermo del Toro already made, and perhaps consults his friend for props and other details.

*really wants to see wolf-like Wargs*