In a blog on, Del Toro, who is to direct the Hobbit, is having thoughts of flying solo on the directing part of the movie, and let Jackson just stay on the producing end of things.

“We talked about it. I normally oppose fully the idea of second unit so my first instinct is no, we will not have second unit on this film,” Del Toro said of whether or not Jackson might at some point get behind the camera. “If there is a scheduling conflict or a problem of that sort, we may consider it, but right now the idea is I shoot everything.”

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