Jackson didn't want Hobbit pressure
Peter Jackson has revealed he didn't want to direct The Hobbit, because it would be too much pressure.
The Oscar-winning filmmaker, who directed the films in the Lord Of The Rings trilogy, chose not to direct the two-part prequel of Tolkien's novels but will be revising the script with wife Fran.
"I thought that there might be something unsatisfying about directing two Tolkien movies after Lord Of The Rings - I'd be trying to compete with myself and deliberately doing things differently, I want it to be natural," he told the Daily Telegraph.
Peter - who helmed The Lovely Bones starring Saoirse Ronan and Mark Wahlberg - is thrilled with his successor, Pan's Labyrinth director Guillermo Del Toro.
"I thought about who might be an interesting director, it was an obvious choice," he added.
"He's going to make the movie he wants. He doesn't want a carbon copy of me; he is who he is and he's terrific. It'll be very, very interesting."
:: The Lovely Bones will be released on February 19.