I always get Guillermo Del Toro and Peter Jackson mixed up when I see pictures of them. I’m sorry, all portly effects driven fantasy directors with beards look exactly the same to me. I think maybe the producers at New Line did the exact same thing when they signed Guillermo up to direct the forthcoming Hobbit movie. One of the sassy, sharp personal assistants probably figured out the error but it was too late. So now Peter Jackson is collaborating with Del Toro on the film. Seriously, I bet that set is going to go through a lot of Mountain Dew and elastic waistbands before this one’s in the can.

Variety has the scoop. OR, if you want seconds, Reuters has more.