"First and foremost, those are Peter Jackson and Bob Shaye's [baas van New Line, red.] films. If Peter didn't want to do it, and Bob wanted me to do it and they were both okay with me picking up the reins that would be great. I love the book. It's maybe a more kid-friendly story than the others."
The Hobbit verscheen in 1937 en vertelt de voorgeschiedenis van The Lord of the Rings. De verfilming staat voorlopig in de planning voor 2009.