Peter Weir Courted for "The Hobbit"?

Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, The picture


Ain't It Cool News has informed that Oscar-nominated director Peter Weir is approached for a chance to helm "The Hobbit."

Here comes another potential name speculated to be up for directing "The Hobbit" aside from Sam Raimi.

AICN has brought up an interesting tidbit saying that, concurrent with offer made to Raimi, renowned filmmaker Peter Weir is being approached to a possibility to helm the project as well. Weir, a native of Sydney, Australia, made his break in Hollywood through his 1985 effort "Witness" and so far has received five Oscar nominations as director.

As for the project, it is an adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien's book of the same name which turns out to be the prequel of "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy. Story centers on young Bilbo Baggins who gets picked by thirteen dwarves to accompany them on a treasure hunt, a journey that later brings him to the discovery of the One Ring.

UPDATE 05/12/2007: AICN later added that New Line Cinema is also eyeing a few more names like Stephen Sommers, Brad Silberling, Bill Condon, and Michael Bay to take the helming duties, but was careful to note that fans should take these all with "grains of salt."

© AceShowbiz.com


MORE FROM NEWS

Leave a Comment

Required fields are marked with *

   

TODAY'S HEADLINES

  1. Bella Hadid Goes Braless in Completely Sheer Top. See the Eye-Popping Pics
  2. Suki Waterhouse Flashes Nipples in See-Through Dress During Chilly Beach Photo Shoot
  3. Angelina Jolie Loses Her Team's Trust Amid Brad Pitt Custody War
  4. Jennifer Garner Reportedly 'Suspicious' of Ben Affleck's Relationship With His Detox Nurse
  5. Blake Lively 'Livid' Over Ryan Reynolds' Possible Reunion With Ex-Wife Scarlett Johansson
  6. Brad Pitt Is Living a Healthy New Life Following Angelina Jolie Split
  7. Britney Spears' Boyfriend Sam Asghari Reportedly Using Her to 'Raise His Profile'
  8. Is Ellen DeGeneres' Marriage to Portia de Rossi in Trouble?
  9. Rihanna, Beyonce and More Thank Barack and Michelle Obama With Adorable Posts
  10. Ryan Gosling and Eva Mendes Reportedly Fighting Over Whether to Have Baby No. 3

CELEBS PHOTO