Hobbit fans have been waiting for years to see progress on the movie version of Tolkien’s classic novel The Hobbit.  Or at least word on what final decision will be made.  There is now hope that some answers may be forthcoming.

Stuff.co.nz posted an interview with Peter Jackson mentioning that Warner Bros was  “making progress untangling the MGM situation, so we should have certainty with The Hobbit sometime soon”.  A decision on whether Jackson would direct the film has not been reached but that verdict likely would be part of any potential announcement.

According to the article, Jackson is anxious to finalize everything in order to “map out a five-year plan for projects that will keep many people very busy”.  That would be happy news for the movie industry in New Zealand and the very enthusiastic fan base. 

You can read the entire article here.