"Only someone with half a brain wouldn't want Peter Jackson as director (I guess New Line falls into that catagory then!), following his creating the greatest movie trilogy of all time, but it's not happening. Del Toro is a good director but has not, as far as I can see, got the same vision and imagination for film-making as Jackson has. I can only assume that del Toro will work very closely with Jackson and seek his critical assistance where necessary, and thank goodness for that. I'm a big Tolkien fan and only hope that we get, not only an honest interpretation of Tolkien's classic, but also a worthy screen prequel to the LOTRs. Anything less than 10/10 and I'll be very disappointed."