Peter Jackson, I Hate You

Well I don't REALLY hate Peter Jackson, more like extremely jealous of.  Although I still am a little confused as to how he went from making such films as 1990's Meet the Feebles (probably the raunchiest puppet movie ever) and 1992's Dead Alive (cheeky zombie movie with lots of corn syrup dyed red) to making the Lord of the Rings Trilogy and producing District 9 (awesome take on species relations between humans and aliens, set in the racial hotbed that is South Africa...shot in part with the RED ONE), the man clearly knows how to direct movies and make big productions happen. Right now my latest gadget obsession is the RED Epic (  It's a 5K digital cinema camera with over 13.5 stops of dynamic range (I believe I read around 19 stops with the RED HDRx feature) that also takes still and can use Nikon and Canon lenses in addition to the pro-cinema PL-mount lenses out there.  In short...I want one.  Jim Jannard of RED recently announced that the Epic is finally production ready after several years of development.  RED is currently taking orders for pre-production Epics, with production on the Epic slated for Q1 2011...I think.  Of course RED delivery times are always subject to change.  Anyway, it was just announced that Jackson's latest production, The Hobbit, will be "filmed" in 3D with the RED least 30 of them!  All jealousy for Mr. Jackson's ability to play around with 30 Epics aside, I can't wait to see the results.  I doubt I'm the only one, Tolkein fanatics worldwide are probably drooling over the thought of a non-animated cinematic adaptation of the famous book.  Jackson's The Hobbit: Part 1 is slated for 2012, so we'll all have to wait til then to lay our eyes on the feature.  Cheers!