Good news. Peter (I butcher books to make my films) Jackson, will not be involved in the making of the film of JRR Tolkein's children's classic, & LOTR prequel: "The Hobbit". Sadly, the reasons quoted were financial & economical, not aesthetic. Hopefully, whoever the director is to be, he will resist the temptation to add bits of his own creation. Long live films that honour books & retain their integrity. Down with films 'based' on upon books.