The departure of Guillermo Del Toro from The Hobbit has left co-writer/producer Peter Jackson in a tricky situation. The project needs a director, but who's eager to get on board a project whose start date is indefinite? Speaking to New Zealand's The Dominion Post [via The Playlist], Jackson said that they're unable to find a suitable director, then he might have to step into the director's chair: 'If that's what I have to do to protect Warner Bros' investment, then obviously that's one angle which I'll explore. The other studios may not let me out of the contracts.'ÃÂ
His manager told TOH that Jackson is unable to direct The Hobbit because he has obligations to other projects. He continued that Jackson 'will turn his attention to Tintin 2 in the new year.' Hit the jump for more on the projects that are also on Jackson's plate.
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