The Hobbit Needs a Director

I really hope MGM is able to get their ducks in a row, their financial troubles have led to another franchise being put on hold. First, I’m referring of course to Bond 23, and now the hunt is on to replace Guillermo del Toro for The Hobbit. Del Toro has already worked with Lord of the Rings director Peter Jackson for two years, but due to the lack of a firm start date, del Toro has had to leave to fulfill other commitments. The most perplexing thing about this story is the fact that both aforementioned films can’t not make money. Given that fact this movie will get made, sooner or later. Right now Neill Blomkamp, director of District 9 is being floated as a possibility. Either way I like the idea of Jackson providing sage advice but another director still being able to put his own distinct mark on the films. It was initially del Toro’s idea to split The Hobbit into two films, a massive amount of pre-production, including set design, wardrobe, etc. was also completed, so this film will be a large co-production of sorts, hopefully too many cooks don’t spoil the broth. Other directors who may get to wear the chef’s hat: David Yates, David Dobkin, and Brett Ratner.

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  1. This is one movie I’m excited to see. I think Peter Jackson should just direct it. and if Del Toro is going to not direct the Hobit then he should direct another Hellboy movie. Anyway I think they need to get their act together.


  2. Yamaha

     /  July 9, 2010

    Del Toro was the right man for the job, but I don’t blame him for moving on.

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