Word from a reliable source indicates that Sam Raimi has been approached to direct THE HOBBIT. Since Peter Jackson’s (Middle-)earth shattering news that he is off the project, it seems the Spider-Man director may step into his place. Raimi was born on October 23rd, 1959 in Royal Oak, Michigan. His first big hit was ‘The Evil Dead’ but he really gained cult status with ‘Evil Dead II’. It is his amazing work on the Spider-Man series that has propelled Raimi to the mainstream. His latest film ‘Spider-Man 3’ is due out this May.
While there is no word on Raimi accepting the invitation, it remains to be seen who, if anyone, will be replacing Peter Jackson!