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Peter Jackson may take over directing 'The Hobbit'

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Tbd-peterjackson062810 Remember a few weeks ago when we told you Guillermo del Toro had given up on The Hobbit and we and all the other nerds cried into our pillows? Well buck up, fellow geeks; Not only will Bill be replaced, but he might just be replaced by Peter Jackson. Hey, stay with us now, you almost fainted there, nerdlinger.

The Hollywood Reporter says Pete has been in talks for the last week or two. THR says obstacles to such a fantasy deal include a schedule that would let Jackson fast-track the two flicks for 2012 and 2013 releases and the financial ills of Hobbit owner MGM.

We don't pretend to know what exactly that means, but hey, Peter Jackson directing The Hobbit! Of course, if he keeps that weight loss trend up, Jackson might disappear entirely while working on this.

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