TORn friend Mark from Chicago sent along this story from the New York Post and it may signal a softening from the New Line brass about Peter Jackson and a future version of ‘The Hobbit’. It may also be an attempt to smooth the ruffled feathers of fans who may have been bothered when the dispute over the future billion dollar film got a bit personal. The story is about New Line in general but Bob Shaye said, ” “There’s nothing I can really talk about except to say that I believe ‘The Hobbit’ will be made,” says Shaye. “I don’t like to have issues with anybody. Any issues with Mr. Jackson, I would prefer to have them closed, rather than open.” ” Read the full story here.