http://film.guardian.co.uk/news/story/0,,2250245,00.html As much I would have loved to see Peter Jackson direct these, he's on board as Executive Producer as he's involved with The Lovely Bones and Tintin, but allegedly has 'approval over creative elements of the pair of films.' I'm not sure if Fran Walsh will be involved with the script... I've never seen Pan's Labyrinth; some people seemed to love it, some didn't at all. Hope they're going to shoot this in New Zealand but wonder if the book can stretch to two films; it's a long time since I've read it. Also wonder whether they're going to consciously copy the tone of the LOTR films, or aim at a younger audience. So, yeah. Hobbits and one almighty ginormous and pissed-off dragon.