On, off, on, off

Some interesting news over at SyFy today… apparently Peter Jackson will now be directing The Hobbit after many weeks of ‘will he, won’t he’-type stories circulating through the media and genre

Get him out the hole!


I hope he will, as, let’s face it, a Tolkien film – or even two or three of them (milk the prequel, boys, MILK IT), wouldn’t be the same without Peter in the chair.

I’m sure once the movies get underway, my publishers HarperCollins will be chuffed to bits, as they publish The Hobbit, and no doubt the new movies will put a rocket under the number of readers wanting the book again.

And a new generation reading Tolkien, no bad thing.




I am an author of various fantasy, science fiction, crime and other genre books from Gollancz, Hachette and HarperCollins. Some day I hope to grow up and be an astronaut. Exploring Mars would be nice.

2 thoughts on “On, off, on, off

  • June 26, 2010 at 10:30 am

    Peter will without a doubt do a splendid job of bringing The Hobbit to life on the big screen. I doubt think it was ever in doubt that he would rework his schedule to bring his focus to the films.

  • June 26, 2010 at 11:14 am

    I hope that Peter Jackson’s time doesn’t get spread too thin, though. Which sounds like a danger if he is doing this because he feels he really should, out of loyalty to his previous films.

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