View Full Version : del Toro officially on Hobbit!

04 April 2008, 03:00 AM
The news that director Guillermo del Toro has signed on to direct The Hobbit and its sequel is finally here.

04 April 2008, 04:30 PM
Uber-cool. :)

04 April 2008, 05:40 PM
I think Del Torro, along with the help of Jackson, Walsh and the Weta team will do a great job. I'm very excited for there films now!

04 April 2008, 05:46 PM
That's a no brainer choice for a director.

04 April 2008, 08:15 AM
yep, i like the idea or Del Toro as well, especially after watching Pans Labrynth, i was a bit worried after Peter Jackson said he wasn`t going to direct the Hobbit, but Del Toro is the next best thing definitely......


04 April 2008, 05:27 AM
The only thing that I don't like about it is that we'll have to go 5 years or so before a new original Del Toro movie!

That guy's got a way with making some really strange, moving and emotive stuff.

04 April 2008, 06:21 AM
Hell yeah
One very interesting thing del toro says in this ( interview is that he wants to use a lot of animatronics rather than CGI creatures, & to make the technology of animatronics "leap ten years into the future". On the one hand thats disapointing for us 3d guys, but on the other hand that sounds so cool to me, I love animatronics.
I just wonder what this second film is going to be all about, I can't even imagine how you would tackle a task like inventing a whole new Tolkien story.

04 April 2008, 09:34 AM
well, he won`t have to make much up, not necessarily, Tolkien wrote of lot of fill in material and other tales about individual characters that never made it to the 4 books that he was famous for. for instance The Silmarillion and Unfinished Tales i believe have extra material especially, not so much The Children of Hurin as that took place before even the Hobbit in the time of Morgoth.....there should be enough to fill in between the lines to do it justice.......


Ivan D Young
04 April 2008, 05:01 PM
I have not heard yet, maybe someone here knows. Did the Tolkien family get their 100 million dollar royalties? Like the actors and Peter Jackson, New Line was refusing to give them their money. Last I heard was that the family would not allow the movie to be made until they got there money.

04 April 2008, 05:29 PM
actually i believe it was 75 million so a bit more in dollars or 7.5 percent of the gross revenue, but last i heard [february] it was still in the works, unless they too have come to an agreement, but i`m sure we would have heard that news....


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