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Weir does The Hobbit?

05.09.2007

Peter Weir We've all heard the rumor that New Line is supposedly attempting to seduce Sam Raimi into directing an adaptation of THE HOBBIT now that Peter Jackson is public enemy number 1 (through 20) around the New Line offices. AICN recently dropped another name into the directorial mix, however - MASTER AND COMMANDER director Peter Weir. If it's true, it certainly isn't a bad choice. Weir is familiar with big budget actioners with a surprising amount of heart so if he is to take over for Jackson, he's certainly capable of doing as good a job. Of course, this is all just rumor until officially confirmed or denied but, either way, what do you guys think about it? Good choice? Bad choice? Too Australian-y choice? Strike back a little sumtin', sumtin', will ya?

Extra Tidbit: Weir has directed 5 different actors in Oscar-nominated performances: Linda Hunt, Harrison Ford, Robin Williams, Rosie Perez and Ed Harris.
Source: AICN

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