From what I understand, they are talking about Peter Jackson not directing this long anticipated prequel to the Lord of the Rings saga. How bad would that suck? I guess I could see this movie really sucking without Jackson at the helm. Why do I care? I grew up on this book, even more so than the lord of the rings. It would hurt me deeply to have this movie blow. I've heard that it will be 2 movies, which is a great idea and it makes the director all the more important.