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Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Guillermo del Toro Gets "The Hobbit"

"Hellboy" and "Pan's Labyrinth" director Guillermo del Toro has been given control of J.R.R. Tolkien's Middle Earth franchise. Sam Raimi and Alfonso Cuaron were also considered for the job.
I think Toro is the best choice, but it does leave me to wonder, where does this put "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows?" I thought he was dying to direct it? The final Harry Potter film will probably go straight in to production once the sixth movie has been released-- So probably early 2009. Apparently that's also when "The Hobbit" starts production with the first movie being released in 2010 and the second one, which is said to string together the events between "The Hobbit" and "Lord of the Rings," slated for 2011. So I guess he's decided to give up hope on "Deathly Hallows."

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