"The Hobbit" has been greenlit and will be directed by Peter Jackson. This prequel to the Lord of the Rings film trilogy is going to be split into 2 movies and will include original cast members. That is the good news for fans. Apparently there is a possible boycott by New Zealand (where the original films were filmed, and where The Hobbit ideally would film) actors due to working conditions. This is footage from a recent protest against the possible boycott. I am considering organizing a boycott of the protest of the boycott of the Hobbits. I will let you know if anything will be planned.