Okay, this was probably always going to piss me off, given my stated preference for Gary Ross (btw, I rewatched Seabiscuit the other day, and it was as great as I remembered it. Plus now I feel like I understand Luck a little better). And, if we're being honest, we all know the reason why: $$$.
So while some are content to speculate about who might assume the chair, I prefer to sit and mourn the squandering of a great director, shake my head at Lionsgate's decision to value money over quality, and question the validity of the argument that another director could have made a movie that hewed closer to the book's violence and gore and still brought it in at PG-13. Think it through.