Monday, January 28, 2008

Del Toro chosen to direct The Hobbit

Buzz around the internet, including this story from the Hollywood Reporter, appears to put Guillermo Del Toro in as the chosen director for the The Hobbit.

I haven't seen any of Del Toro's films, which include Pan's Labyrinth, Hellboy, Blade 2, and The Devil's Backbone. But I've heard lots of good things about him and Pan's Labyrinth in particular, so I'm hoping for the best.


trollsmyth said...

Pan's Labyrinth is an odd film, and not an easy film, but it's a favorite at the troll cave. We also love his Hellboy. Horror is not a genre we usually enjoy, but I'm thinking about giving his horror flicks a try.

Brian Murphy said...

Based on what you've seen of Del Toro, do you think this guy can pull off The Hobbit?

I'm still torn by what I'd like to see out of the film--I'm a big fan of the LOTR films, and I love the tone Jackson sets in those movies, but The Hobbit as a novel has a very different vibe to it. I wouldn't call it a children's book (even though it can be read to children, and that's when I encountered it), but its definitely lighter in tone and subject matter.

Anonymous said...

Don't know how say this , no god no.

This man does not even like Tolkien's work.

A petition needs to be started to fire him already. And I know there is some idiot Hollywood mogul thinking this publicity is good.

It's not this was suck from day one.

A friend of mine and I have seen Pan's Labryinth and will litterally never ever watch that movie again (not a fairytale).

Hellyboy is good, but not a lot a depth needed with hellboy.

Blade II ended up being so-so and it should have been great considering the success of the first one.

MIMIC, the horrow flick to it sucked.

This is generally a bad idea