When I first read this headline “Jackson to take part in New Line-MGM ‘Hobbit’” on googlenews, how excited was I? Visions of a coke-snorting Jacko with hairy feet danced in my head.
Our name is Bilbo Baggins.
One click further told me that it was, in fact, Peter Jackson. Directing the prequel to LOTR. Shooting will begin 2009. That is still cool. I guess.
In a prepared statement Jackson said, “We are delighted to continue our journey through Middle Earth.” Does he speak in the royal we? Does he wish he’d been knighted? Is he anticipating my complicity in his delight? Because that last one, that’s the truth of it.
After a breathless viewing of the final chapter of LOTR I remember my sister turned to me, tears glistening in her eyes, and said “I am so so sad that I will never get to see them again for the first time.”
2009, I’m comin’ for you!