Saturday, April 26, 2008

Guillermo del Toro to direct 'Hobbit'

The man behind 'Pan's Labyrinth' has just signed with New Line to direct the 'Hobbit'. It's been a long time coming for this project to finally have a captain. As I stated earlier, it's too bad Peter Jackson is committed elsewhere and cannot direct, but at least he's producing, it's being done in New Zealand, and del Toro kinda looks Hobbit-ish like Jackson.

Here is the full Variety article published Friday.

4 comments:

Adam said...

So Alfonso Cuaron did Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban and Guillermo Del Toro is doing The Hobbit and The Hobbit 2: Force of Hobbit.

I guess this leaves Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu as the last member of that Mexican-filmmaker-with-a-critically-acclaimed-movie-that-was-nominated-for-an-Oscar club to direct a fantasy classic based on a book. Personally, I'm hoping he does, say, Captain Underpants.

Thanks for posting the good news.

We Misfits said...

I would rather see Gonzalez lead off the next great film series of our day: Hank the Cowdog.

Mark Keefer said...

Hank the Cowdog is one of Micah's all-time favorite book series, though I doubt he'd appreciate me saying that on the internet.

Speaking of kid's book series', I have always wondered why Hollywood hasn't done anything with Encyclopedia Brown? Those were my favorite books when I was a bit shorter. (I still like them at this altitude though)

We Misfits said...

I read Hank the Cowdog to Mark when he was younger, complete with different voices and all. I would think I might be up for a part if it is made into a movie.

Encyclopedia Brown would be good. As would Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel. I mean, if they made Cat in the Hat into a (really bad) movie...