Since Guillermo del Toro will no longer be directing The Hobbit, two studios are focused on landing the most obvious choice to direct the upcoming film. Deadline New York is reporting that Warner Bros. and MGM are trying to get Peter Jackson to direct The Hobbit.

The site is reporting that the studios haven't offered the job to anyone as of yet, and it was said that they will keep trying to convince Jackson to direct the film and The Hobbit Sequel, "until Jackson gives a definitive no." The site claims that one of the rumored reasons del Toro left the project was he didn't want to move his family to New Zealand, where Jackson's visual effects house Weta is based and where the film will be shooting.

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There are other directors interesting in replacing del Toro as well, with the site mentioning directors such as David Yates, which we reported on yesterday, David Dobkin and Brett Ratner.

We'll be sure to keep you posted with any news of Peter Jackson and The Hobbit as soon as we have more information.