Friday, April 25, 2008

Sr. del Toro Goes to Hobbiton; to Direct

Guillermo del Toro, director of Blade II, Hellboy, as well as the upcoming Hellboy II: The Golden Army, and Pan's Labyrinth, will be directing The Hobbit for New Line Cinema and MGM. Both movies. Yes. There will be two movies.

Although The Lord of the Rings is the sequel to The Hobbit, they still want two movies made. The second one will be focusing on the 60-year period between the first movie, and The Fellowship of the Ring. It isn't clear what exactly this movie will focus on specifically, however, since there isn't really a book about this to go on.

So I guess they'll just be... making stuff up. This could potentially be quite bad. But it might not be that bad, either... After all, Peter Jackson, the man who gave us
Meet the Feebles handled the 'Rings movies, and they're excellent, despite a lot of liberties he took.

There's no script for even the first movie yet, and it is not clear when exactly production will really be underway. But according to the article, 'the general thought' is that filming will be next year; for both movies, it seems, and they will be released in 2011 and 2012.

Keep watch towards the Great Eye for more news.

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