It's time to head back to The Shire!

After the blockbuster success of the 'Lord of the Rings' trilogy, one would imagine that 'The Hobbit' would be smooth sailing. Instead, we've gotten five years of anticipation, stretching the full life of Cinematical. It started with rights issues in 2005. Since then, Peter Jackson went to war with New Line for its 'Rings' accounting; Sam Raimi and Guillermo del Toro circled the project before del Toro signed on; the book was split in two; money woes made pre-production difficult; delays abounded; del Toro left; a bunch of new names vied for the opportunity before the whirlwind came full circle and Jackson jumped in the director's chair.

If this back-and-forth has left you wary about the film ever coming to be, this should help amp up the excitement: Peter Jackson has shared two glimpses of himself hangin' in the Shire.
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