Guillermo del Toro, director of Hellboy and Pan's Labyrinth--and the same man who, at NYCC, told a 15-year-old that "the pubes are popping"--has been formally announced as the director of The Hobbit and its planned sequel. This had been rumored as a nearly sure thing for some time, but this was the first absolute confirmation. I, for one, am pretty confident del Toro has the skills to pull this off. Particularly the scenes where Gandalf shoves his eyeballs in his palms and chases Bilbo around.
Guillermo del Toro to direct 'Hobbit' [Variety]
I'm not the biggest fan of fantasy epics and, therefore, the massive orc-driven spectacle that was The Lord of the Rings Trilogy. But at the very least, I can respect that they'll well made films worthy of the attention and special editions of Risk they're given, and I've share... / Continue →
In the forums of a Tolkien fan site TheOneRing.net's "Tolkien Topics: Movie Discussion - The Hobbit" forum, obviously. Where else would you put out an official statement?
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Following news that MGM's fiscal woes would delay production on the two Hobbit films, Guillermo Delo Toro has decided to leave the project rather than sit around New Zealand for a few years. You can tell Gandalf is concerned.
The director said in a statement to The One Ring:
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