Monday, May 31, 2010

HOBBIT film delayed?

So, just saw the headline that Guillermo del Toro has just quit as director of the forthcoming HOBBIT film(s) -- not from any falling out with Peter Jackson (he's staying on as part of the scriptwriter team) but because the studio, wh. is rumored to be in financial trouble (something that seems endemic to film studios these days), keeps delaying giving them the green light to start shooting. Here's the link to the version of the story I saw, no doubt one of many:

Not much in the way of details at this point, but let's hope this is just a hiccup and does not derail the project altogether. Given the money involved, I find it hard to believe these films won't get made, but a lot of things that have been more-or-less decided cd come unglued at a time like this. So, here's hoping they get back on track sooner rather than later.
--John R.

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