Despite the jizz-fest over the LOTR movies, it's an oft overlooked fact that the movies were not 100% true to Tolkien's plot.
I liked them, but I'm with Robo on this one. KEEP IT SIMPLE!
If Jacko wants to do the whole Tolkein thing, then he could always do a Silmarillion movie.that's a piece of shit novel anyway, imo.
I'm pretty sure that when Tolkein built his Middle Earth history, it was exactly that: He was building a fictional history on which works of greatness could be built upon. He was not concerned with prose or great storytelling.
The Hobbit is one of - if not THE greatest- pieces of storytelling known to man. Tell the story or fuck off Jacko.