Posted by: Nar Williams | February 6, 2008

Del Toro in Hobbiton

Rumors have been flying for months about the director for New Line’s Lord of the Rings prequel(s) The Hobbit. The latest name dropped has been Pan’s Labyrinth director Guillermo Del Toro. TheOneRing.Net seems to put it rest: according to Del Toro’s casting director and close friend, Guillermo will be directing the two prequel films! My first choice will always be Peter Jackson himself, but I really like the choice of Del Toro, and I definitely prefer him to the last rumored helmer, Sam Raimi…

Del Toro Hobbit

Principal photography for the two films, which will be shot simultaneously, is tentatively set for 2009 — at $150 a piece. The release of the first installment is slated for 2010 and the second in 2011. Let the countdown begin!


  1. this is the most awesome news … sam raimi just wouldn’t have cut it!!!

  2. […] fans go crazy pondering the fate of the Hobbit film, filmmaker Guillermo Del Toro keeps dropping hints and yes, even riddles as to what the truth is and […]

  3. […] Rumors and riddles have been widespread over the last few months about Guillermo del Toro’s front runner status to helm the Lord of the Rings prequel film(s) The Hobbit. Well, all us Tolkien fans can breathe a big sigh of relief, buy a pint (or two) of ale, and spark up the pipe of halfling weed — we’re going back to Middle-earth! […]

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