Sam Raimi up for HobbitIn an article talking about Sam Raimi’s next film, ‘Drag Me to Hell,’ Variety seems to imply, with some authority, that Sam Raimi is going to be taking the reigns of ‘The Hobbit’ after that films completion:

After “Drag Me to Hell,” Raimi is expected to go right back up the mountaintop and take the helm of “The Hobbit” films for New Line and MGM now that Peter Jackson has made it clear he won’t direct.

Raimi has long been rumored to be in line to direct ‘The Hobbit’ films, but this ‘expectation’ from an industry publication seems to put some weight behind it. [Read Full Article]