Friday, April 25, 2008
Greenlight for a Hobbit
“The Hobbit” is coming to the big screen. Here’re the goods: http://www.variety.com/VR1117984595.html.
My geek heart is gushing.
Peter Jackson will be sharing executive producing credits with New Line Cinema. The two parties have settled all the nastiness of legalities between them and have hired GUILERMO DEL TORO, to direct! Del Toro is a visionary. Seriously; check out “Pan’s Labyrinth”, “The Devil’s Backbone” or, dare I say, “Hellboy” (BTW “Hellboy II” will be in theaters this summer).
“If not Jackson then who?” That was the question. Sam Rami’s name had been batted around and I was ok with that too but Del Toro is going to hit this one out of the park.
I can’t wait.