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'Hobbit' Movie Director Quits Production
Movie director Guillermo del Toro Hellboy 2, Pan's Labyrinth, Blade 2) has stepped down from the director's chair on long-awaited Hobbit film. The production of the movie was originally suppose to kick off this year, albeit it suffered numerous delays due to the financial woes of studio MGM. The Hobbit is actually a two-part prequel to New Zealand filmmaker Peter Jackson's trilogy Lord of the Rings.

"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," del Toro told a Lord of the Rings fan website. "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," he said, stressing that the production of the movie did not receive the green light from MGM (Via Yahoo Movies).

Oh damn diddly-doo-dah, I was really looking forward to this. Hope they find a decent director (actually, let's hope they find any director).



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vikasreddyd May 31 2010, 05:38 am EDT
It would be good if Peter Jackson ends up taking over the project. After all, I don't think there's anyone else who can make this movie measure up to what the LotR series was.
Bubu May 31 2010, 06:57 am EDT
Uwe Boll, where art thou ?
  jimmy: don't even joke about that if that happened you'd be …
Jedrus: Uwe is cool.
Ullhass May 31 2010, 08:03 am EDT
Although maybe too early in his career, but what about Neill Blomkamp? Jackson must have seen something in him, and District 9 turned out pretty good. To add to vikasreddyd's comment, Jackson is involved anyway and could surely take a slightly more influential role than just producer to help out. I think its a much more managable story to film than LOTR anyway. Dont think Jackson being director is going to happen unfortunately
Terminator May 31 2010, 03:45 pm EDT
I second the vote for Neill Blomkamp. District 9 was very good!
Bubu Jun 01 2010, 02:58 am EDT
Shogun 2 - Total War is cOOOOOmIIIInGGGG !!!!!!
After that its Rome 2 - Total War ...... and Medieval 3 - Total War ..... and Empire 2 - Total War ..... thus they will NEVER make WWII - Total War .... hehe
  mmacarthur: Que?
Doomsday.: crazzy little bitch! hahahaaa!
Alchi: You're shitting...
Jedrus Jun 01 2010, 04:56 am EDT
Boo hoo.
InsanePotato Jun 02 2010, 11:47 am EDT
Blomkamp could defintely be good. Jackson taking over would be the best possible outcome of this though.
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