Warner Bros. and MGM are heavily pursuing Peter Jackson to direct the ‘Hobbit’ movies, now that Guillermo Del Toro quit the project. Jackson co-wrote the scripts but does not want to direct the film because he is “too busy.” So now Brett Ratner’s name is being thrown around, presumably as a negotiating ploy to convince Peter Jackson to either direct the film, or have it ruined. Too harsh? Have I mentioned that I have it on VERY good authority that Brett Ratner is a gigantic douchebag. At least I openly admit my biases.