As if the “Hobbit” movie hasn’t already had enough problems with directors, unions and other issues, the movies mastermind and most recent Direct Peter Jackson had to step away from pre-production on Thursday so he could undergo emergency surgery for a stomach ulcer.
Jackson was rushed to a Wellington hospital with “acute stomach pains” and was immediately taken into surgery.
Thankfully for everyone involved in the movie, Jackson’s publicist says he’ll be back on his feet in no time:
“Sir Peter is currently resting comfortably and his doctors expect him to make a full recovery. Sir Peter’s surgery is not expected to impact on his directing commitment to The Hobbit beyond a slight delay to the start of filming.”
“The Hobbit” is a two-part prequel (from one book, yeah we know, we aren’t happy either) to the Lord Of The Rings and is being shot back-to-back with release dates set for December 2012 and December 2013.
We wish a speedy and full recovery to Peter Jackson, mostly because we really want to see The Hobbit make it to the big screen.