"The end has come..."
According to this post at theonering.net, director Peter Jackson is out of THE HOBBIT and other LOTR prequel film. Truly bad news for fans.
Suffice it to say, Newline has an uphill battle from here on out to find a replacement for Jackson and co-screenwriter Phillipa Boyens. More questions arise:
What about Weta, Weta Digital, etc.
What about Howard Shore and/or his music?
Let's hope Newline has a quick change of heart. You can read the full report based on an email sent by Peter Jackson to theonering.net directly here: