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Jackson writes Hobbit

08.19.2008

To complement and officialize today's earlier bit from director Guillermo del Toro, things are indeed meandering forward on THE HOBBIT -- with the original Tolkein adapters at the inkwell.

It was announced that the original LORD OF THE RINGS trilogy trio of Peter Jackson, Fran Walsh and Philippa Boyens will be working on the script for the two new HOBBIT movies (or THE HOBBIT and its "supplement", or whatever) along with GdT.

I don't think there was much doubt this would happen, although the press release claims that they capped off "an eight-month search for a scribe to tackle the coveted task of bringing the literary classic to the big screen" before deciding to just do it themselves. After KING KONG, I only hope they exercise a degree of self-editing.

Extra Tidbit: Good luck, Guillermo -- see you in four years!

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