Despite his falling out with “The Lord of the Rings” trilogy director Peter Jackson, who sued New Line regarding “The Fellowship of the Ring,” New Line founder and co-chairman Robert K. Shaye is pressing ahead and eyeing a 2009 release for The Hobbit.
The New York Times interviewed Shaye last week and said:
And he would not comment on reports in the news media that the “Spider-Man” director Sam Raimi had been asked to direct “The Hobbit.” He said, however, that although there was no workable script yet for the film, he intended to release it in 2009.
Will Sam Raimi, or another director come on board? Stay tuned for more news as it comes in regarding the high profile project.