PortfolioTORn Forum member Diedye sends us a link to an article at Portfolio.com which furthers the idea that Peter Jackson will not be directing ‘The Hobbit’ films. The article describes the series of events that brought about the resolution between PJ and New Line, as well as listing the projects and committments Peter Jackson has over the next few years. [Read Full Article]

Side Rant: Our current poll (located on the right side of this page) seems to imply that nearly 90% of fandom out there would like Peter Jackson to direct AND are are willing to wait a little bit for it to happen. While yes, the poll is not scientific, it is a good measure of the general will of Tolkien fandom. As someone in that 90%, I can only hope the flexibility exists for PJ to direct the next installments of the best fantasy film series in history!