I’m throwing this onto the rumor pile, simply because unlike Nick or Devin, I’m not privy to the inner workings of this thing.  But the news is coming from THR.com’s Heat Vision, which ain’t exactly Joe Shmoe’s Blog on NeverHeardOfIt.com.  Plus, this may have been a foregone conclusion since Guillermo Del Toro left the project.  Anyway, Heat Vision is reporting that Peter Jackson is in talks to direct The Hobbit himself.

Reportedly, Warner Bros. and New Line, who are in charge of the production with MGM, never bothered with a full-on search for a new director because they always had Jackson in their sights.  So for some this may be a welcome surprise; for others, an inevitability or even old news.  But there you have it.

Thanks to Tati for the tip.