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.


Adam Palmer 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...