01 February 2008

Guillermo del Toro will direct The Hobbit


This is a movie that many of us, fanatics of medieval fantasy and the world of Tolkien have been waiting. Guillermo del Toro, the Mexican director of "El Laberinto del Fauno" will direct this movie, and the release date is hopefully in 2010.


The story of The Hobbit is about Bilbo Baggins, the uncle of Frodo who is the main character in The Lord of the Ring.

In The Lord of the Ring we saw an old Bilbo played by Ian Holm, and very well done. But this time we will see a younger Bilbo in his adventures with Gandalf, something like what we saw in the animated movie from 1977.

The LOTR franchise is well known for getting only the best of adaptations and I hope this movie wont be the exception.


Here's the official announcement from Guillermo del Toro. It's in Spanish translated in French.

Guillermo Del Toro to direct THE HOBBIT

If you have not seen the animated movie The Hobbit (1977) I  encourage you to watch it.

Here's the first part from YouTube.

The Hobbit (1977) - Part 1


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