It looks like it will, indeed, happen. Let’s have this thread, if you all don’t object, to talk about it.
The cast has just been unofficially announced. It sounds quite likely.
Tim from the Office is Bilbo. Not sure who the others are.
Martin Freeman – Bilbo Baggins
Richard Armitage - Thorin Oakenshield
Aidan Turner - Kili
Rob Kazinsky – Fili
Graham McTavish – Dwalin
John Callen – Oin
Stephen Hunter – Bombur
Mark Hadlow – Dori
Peter Hambleton – Gloin