Hobbit - the movie...

Yup, "The Hobbit" finally got a green light for production!  Planned as a 3D release, filming should start early next year.  Peter Jackson (the director from the Lord of the Rings films, for those who didn't know) has agreed to do the directing.  The film is due to release in two installments - the first half in 2012, and the second half in 2013. More here.