It is entirely possible that the Hobbit movie production is cursed. The newest delay is based on prime mover Peter Jackson’s hospitalization and surgery for a perforated ulcer (that’s when you get an actual hole in your stomach that leaks acid into the rest of your body . . . argh!).
I haven’t been a huge cheerleader of Jackson directing this movie, but I do actually hope it gets made. Listen, I’ve got all of the Lord of the Rings movies in their special extended versions on DVD. I may have made different choices, but I cannot deny the quality and entertainment value of the series, and I hope we’ll get the same out of the Hobbit.
Get better, Mr. Jackson. God speed, the Hobbit.