June 1, 2010

Hobbit Director Quits

Lord of the Rings fans everywhere are recoiling in terror, as the news breaks that brilliant director Guillermo Del Toro is quitting the Hobbit movie!

Del Toro had taken the helm of the two part Hobbit movie production, the prequel to the Lord of the Rings trilogy, now a classic on DVD. But after two years of planning, the movie continues to be delayed, and hasn't even been greenlighted by the studio, which is hard to imagine. So without even having a start date in hand, Del Toro has had to drop out.

Said the director of Pan's Labyrinth and the Hellboy movies: "In light of ongoing delays in the setting of a start date for filming The Hobbit, I am faced with the hardest decision of my life. After nearly two years of living, breathing and designing a world as rich as Tolkien's Middle Earth, I must, with great regret, take leave from helming these wonderful pictures...We have designed all the creatures. We've designed the sets and the wardrobe. We have done animatics and planned battles sequences ... We are very, very prepared for when it is finally triggered..."

Hopefully that trigger will be pulled some day!

Hobbit Director Quits

Hollywood director Guillermo del Toro said Monday that production delays have forced him to quit the planned film version of J.R.R. Tolkien's "The Hobbit," a two-part prequel to New Zealand filmmaker Peter Jackson's blockbuster trilogy "Lord of the Rings." att Dravitzki, a spokesman for "Hobbit" producer and "Lord Of The Rings" director Jackson, said del Toro would not be speaking to reporters Monday. The announcement by del Toro reflected Jackson and del Toro's "full sentiments at this time," he said.

Hobbit Director Quits

Posted at June 1, 2010 2:29 AM