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April 23, 2004
Waiting to See Peter Jackson’s Take on the Hobbit? Keep Waiting.
— Posted by John Campea
I hate to say I told you so … Well, no. That’s not true. I’ve got no problem saying it at all. And I told you so. Fans hoping against hope that Peter Jackson would be filming the Hobbit following his take on King Kong despite not holding the rights are just going to have to keep on waiting, because Variety is reporting that Jackson and company are currently circling their next project and The Hobbit it aint.
In keeping with his long stated desire to make a small, largely effects free film following the grind of the Lord of the Rings flicks Jackson is looking at picking up the rights to “The Lovely Bones”, a novel narrated by a 14 year old girl following her rape and murder. A surprising choice for those who know Jackson only from his work on Lord, but right in keeping with his lesser known work on the stellar Heavenly Creatures. Heavenly Creatures was a great little flick that gave Kate Winslet her start in feature films and I’m personally greatly looking forward to seeing what Jackson can do in a more intimate setting again …
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