What the SHIT!!!! So news is apparrently that Guillermo Del Toro has officially quit The Hobbit!! This has got to be some sort of nightmare that I just can’t seem to wake from! But I assure you that this is the sad truth as he told TheOneRing.net flat out that he’s just too damn tired of waiting to make this shit happen!! Well guess what? I’m pretty fucking tired of waiting for this shit to happen too!!! Apparently he can’t seem to commit to spending six years in New Zealand as he has been facing a boat load of delays on the project and was only signed on to be there originally for three years. It’s no wonder he split as they don’t even have a god damn Bilbo Baggins cast yet! Ok guys I have been holding back a bit on saying this but seriously….GET YOUR SHIT TOGETHER ALREADY! JEEEZUS! I must say I too have been wondering what the hell these guys have been doing for the last few years myself-I mean really the damn story has already been written-GET ON WITH IT ALREADY!
Anyway this is what he had to say about it: “In light of ongoing delays in the setting of a start date for filming “The Hobbit,” I am faced with the hardest decision of my life”, says Guillermo. “After nearly two years of living, breathing and designing a world as rich as Tolkien’s Middle Earth, I must, with great regret, take leave from helming these wonderful pictures. I remain grateful to Peter, Fran and Philippa Boyens, New Line and Warner Brothers and to all my crew in New Zealand. I’ve been privileged to work in one of the greatest countries on earth with some of the best people ever in our craft and my life will be forever changed. The blessings have been plenty, but the mounting pressures of conflicting schedules have overwhelmed the time slot originally allocated for the project. Both as a co-writer and as a director, I wlsh the production nothing but the very best of luck and I will be first in line to see the finished product. I remain an ally to it and its makers, present and future, and fully support a smooth transition to a new director”. Man that’s just some depressing shit isn’t it? Well Del Toro if you are quitting The Hobbit you better get on with Hellboy 3 already then!! Just do SOME-thing dammit!!!
So that’s it. No more anticipation of a director I was even MORE excited to see do this story than Peter Jackson himself! So what next huh? Sam Raimi?? Please no! Michael Bay???!! No, please I am quite sure Peter Jackson will not let this fall into the wrong hands. But at this point if I was Mr. Jackson I’d just say fuck it and do this shit myself! Wishful thinking??? All bets are on!
Ok so one last thing Jackson, the next movie better either be an epic masterpiece (The Hobbit you dumbshit!) or a truely raunchy horror hit-please no more of this Lovely Bones Mark Walberg bullshit already!
Check this link out as EW shows us 15 possible directors that could snag Del Toro’s spot!