I was ordering (yet another) Sideshow Weta statue and stumbled across an announcement that New Line had extended an offer to Sam Raimi to direct The Hobbit. Sam Raimi ~ in case you never go to the movies or pay attention to who directs ~ was the director for the Spiderman movies as well as, The Evil Dead. If you're a hard-core sci-fi/fantasy fan, you would have noticed that Joxer The Mighty appears in all of Sam Raimi's films as it's his brother Ted Raimi. Somehow, I don't think Joxer has a role in The Hobbit.
So because I'm fanatical when it comes to LOTR, I just had to write a letter. I submitted it via New Line's site.
"This message is directed to Bob Shaye & Michael Lynne.
I am surprised that the following topic is not on your FAQs page by now considering the volume of mail/email you must be receiving. I'm a little late to the ballgame, but would still like to express my thoughts regarding the making of The Hobbit and the 'prequel' you have planned.
Sam Raimi is a good director, but would not be a good alternate to follow Peter Jackson. New Line and Peter made history with the LOTR movies and thrilled millions of fans with a long-last realized dream of seeing Tolkien's story on the big screen. That venture was perfection as the 11 academy awards show.
You now have the never-to-come-again opportunity to complete that history. Don't fuckitup."
Think that will convince them? LOL