So it looks like various rights holders to The Hobbit would like for Peter Jackson to film it after all.

That’s a shame.

Because I was thinking, when it looked like he wasn’t going to be the guy for the job, that there’s an obvious replacement to helm the Hobbit movie.

Someone who’s cut his teeth on a variety of fantasy projects recently. Someone who’s worked with major stars. Someone who knows how to drive the hollywood publicity machine. And certainly someone who is a “name” amongst the geek community.

You were so close, Uwe Boll … so close!


  1. That would earn you a slap if you said it to my face!

  2. You forget that master of Angst and Action, Ang Lee!

    Even made the Hulk cry!

  3. It was also interesting to note that ‘various rights holders’ sided with Jackson over the obfuscation of his profit shares.

  4. I thought you were going to nominate Raj. Fantasy projects? Check. Major stars? Well, Steven A. Davis. And geeks did love the Fanimatrix…

    • I am prepared to look the world straight in the eye and say firmly and with conviction that when it comes to structuring and directing a film project, Raj is nowhere near the same level as Uwe Boll.

      • Yup, Uwe made House of the Dead without a house, Alone in the Dark without loneliness or darkness, and Raj made Big Bad Wolves without a wolf. So much in common.

  5. You are still an evil man.

  6. *shudders* So… where would the car chases and nudity go?

    • Hmm.. perhaps a _cart_ chase? Cart full of _fireworks_! Yes! Pyrotechnics!

      Nudity .. elves perhaps more like World of Warcraft scantily clad elves instead of boring robes, etc. That’s the ticket.

      Yeah .. I can really see Uwe bringing his unique vision to this project.