Hi John, nice to see a fellow inmate here...(Harmonia at AA) Agree with you 100% about PJ - I was a Jackson fan long before LOTR, and a LOTR fan long before that. How did PJ tap into my imagination? It was thrilling to see ME come to life. The FOTR is one of the most stunning (and stunningly faithful) screen adaptions in movie history. Not to take anything away from Tolkien himself, after all it's Tolkien's genius the film celebrates, but think of the damage that might have been wreaked upon ME had some one like James Cameron directed (or Michael Bay). Richard Taylor is saying PJ's not doing The Hobbitt, and whither goes PJ, there follows WETA. I cannot imagine a version of The Hobbitt without the involvement of WETA and PJ. Don't want to either.