Monday, May 31, 2010

GUILLERMO DEL TORO OFFICIALLY LEAVES "THE HOBBIT" PROJECT

OK, so the news which is pretty much the hottest item this Monday is the one about Guillermo Del Toro officially leaving the helm of "The Hobbit" adaptation. In an official press release he said that he can no longer cope with the constant delays of the start date of the filming, which is forcing him to delay the other of his future movies. As he said, after nearly two years of living, breathing and designing a world of the Middle Earth, he had to take leave from helming "The Hobbit". Del Toro is still co-writing "The Hobbit" screenplays with Philippa Boyens, Fran Walsh and Peter Jackson. The two-part movie is supposed to have Cate Blanchett, Ron Perlman, Hugo Weaving, Ian McKellen and Andy Serkis in the cast. Who do you think will take the helm instead Del Toro? Peter Jackson himself, his buddy Sam Raimi, or someone else?

13 comments:

  1. As much as I want to see the film, but this is another sign that it will never be made in the coming years. Del Toro would have been perfect for The Hobbit and I don't know if another director could capture his vision.

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  2. Too bad. Del Toro would have made it sooo cool!

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  3. Oh no!!! That is awful news.

    Not Raimi. He's lost his touch. If Jackson can't do it, my next vote is for Christopher Nolan.

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  4. Oh, guys, it seems I'm the only one who's not sad about the news. I think Del Toro is an overly-violent director, so I don't mind him being replaced behind the helm.

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  5. Del Toro is an overly-violent director? Dezz, you've might lost your mind!:) Name at least one Del Toro movie that you think it's 'overly-violent'? He's an absolute genius in terms of visuals and pretty good at storytelling. His imagination and directing style are quite unique and suit perfectly for film like "The Hobbit". Del Toro's irreplaceable!

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  6. Ah, Nebster, as far as I remember in the last scenes of PAN'S LABYRINTH a child is stabbed by a dagger in front of the camera. You can't get anything more violent nor appalling than that - killing a child in a fictive movie. There is no excuse nor a justification for such an immoral act. I rest my case.

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  7. One scene with violence doesn't make Del Toro a 'violent' director overall. Dezz, I know how much you hate seeing violence when children involved and I completely understand you, but in this case, it's a horror/fantasy film for Christ's sake. :)

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  8. Noooooo! That's horrible news!

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  9. @Neb
    as I've said before, Neb, in our private talks, children should never and must never be used in violent scenes. There is no genre, no director, no script, which could justify otherwise. This is a thing which mustn't be taken lightly or as a joke, Neb. A person who would use children in such scenes is clearly a person which suspicious ethics and morals. Hollywood must not and cannot make everything relative.

    @Palindrome
    don't worry, Palindrome, we shall find you a new director :)

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  10. I'm with you Dez, Pan's Labyrinth IS violent, no matter how you look at it. The one involving the child is most disturbing of all, but the one with the broken bottle was painful for me to watch. I just read today that Peter Jackson might be back at the helm, which is a great news as he should've been the one doing that to begin with!

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  11. Glad you share my opinion, RTM! There are stories that Jackson could take the helm, since it kinda is his project, but I'm not sure if he will have the time to do it with TINTIN and HALO projects already waiting for him.

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  12. I still think script is often just as important as a director.
    We all know the story of Hobbit, but we haven't seen the script. It could make all the difference between bad, good, and great movie. Even without director's influence.
    So, change of directors (before actual start) isn't that big of an issue with me.

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  13. Yes, I agree, the script is of an utmost importance. We've all seen what a crap KING KONG was although it was directed by Peter himself.

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GIVE SOME LOVE TO YOUR DEZZY :)