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Guillermo del Toro leaves the Hobbit films for someone else

05.30.2010
Wow. Director Guillermo del Toro has spent the past couple of years working on the next two installments in the LORD OF THE RINGS franchise, THE HOBBIT, and he even provided us with an update a few days ago HERE, but according to OneRing.net, he can't wait around any longer. Check it out and read the rest HERE.

“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 wish 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”.

Extra Tidbit: Del Toro's dad was kidnapped in Mexico and held for seventy-two days until his ransom was paid in 1997.
Source: OneRing.net

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7:43AM on 06/01/2010
This is a real shame as he could have pulled it off, but at the same time I look forward to whatever he works on in place of The Hobbit.
This is a real shame as he could have pulled it off, but at the same time I look forward to whatever he works on in place of The Hobbit.
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6:09AM on 06/01/2010
Maybe now he can return to AT THE MOUNTAINS OF MADNESS, anyway...jeez, too bad, though; I was looking forward to this.
Maybe now he can return to AT THE MOUNTAINS OF MADNESS, anyway...jeez, too bad, though; I was looking forward to this.
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2:48AM on 06/01/2010

noooooooooo!!

this is the worst news I've heard in a very long time! I'm so sick I think I'm gonna go throw up!! I can understand though. You can't wait for idiots to finally make up their mind! You have to get on with your life. Is it possible Peter Jackson can return?
this is the worst news I've heard in a very long time! I'm so sick I think I'm gonna go throw up!! I can understand though. You can't wait for idiots to finally make up their mind! You have to get on with your life. Is it possible Peter Jackson can return?
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12:13AM on 06/01/2010
Ridley Scott, your film is waiting!
Ridley Scott, your film is waiting!
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11:26PM on 05/31/2010
On one hand I'm saddened by not ever seeing Del Toro's vision of the Hobbit, but on the other hand this brings Hellboy 3 so much closer to actually happening... and Ron Perlman ain't getting any younger!
On one hand I'm saddened by not ever seeing Del Toro's vision of the Hobbit, but on the other hand this brings Hellboy 3 so much closer to actually happening... and Ron Perlman ain't getting any younger!
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10:30PM on 05/31/2010
This is a sad, sad day. I honestly can't think of another director with an eye for fantasy like Del Toro (although Gilliam is a good choice, like people have said). Hopefully this means Hellboy 3 and/or At the Mountains of Madness are closer.
This is a sad, sad day. I honestly can't think of another director with an eye for fantasy like Del Toro (although Gilliam is a good choice, like people have said). Hopefully this means Hellboy 3 and/or At the Mountains of Madness are closer.
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9:50PM on 05/31/2010
This is pretty sad...
But you know what's worse? Dennis Hopper died on Saturday and JoBlo still hasn't reported it!

I realize it's a long weekend for you guys but come on. Dennis Hopper died!
This is pretty sad...
But you know what's worse? Dennis Hopper died on Saturday and JoBlo still hasn't reported it!

I realize it's a long weekend for you guys but come on. Dennis Hopper died!
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7:47PM on 05/31/2010
The king is dead. Long live the king!! Terry Gilliam! Terry Gilliam! Terry Gilliam! Terry Gilliam! Terry Gilliam!

I hope Del Toro goes on to make HellboyIII
The king is dead. Long live the king!! Terry Gilliam! Terry Gilliam! Terry Gilliam! Terry Gilliam! Terry Gilliam!

I hope Del Toro goes on to make HellboyIII
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7:40PM on 05/31/2010
Saddest film-related (non-death) news I've heard in a while. The entire film community should be in mourning for the amazing film that could have been. This is such a huge shame.
Saddest film-related (non-death) news I've heard in a while. The entire film community should be in mourning for the amazing film that could have been. This is such a huge shame.
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5:50PM on 05/31/2010
On one hand I'm saddened by not ever seeing Del Toro's vision of the Hobbit, but on the other hand this brings Hellboy 3 so much closer to actually happening... and Ron Perlman ain't getting any younger!
On one hand I'm saddened by not ever seeing Del Toro's vision of the Hobbit, but on the other hand this brings Hellboy 3 so much closer to actually happening... and Ron Perlman ain't getting any younger!
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5:04PM on 05/31/2010
double posts suck as much dick as the guy who runs MGM..

where's my next Bond film dammit?!
double posts suck as much dick as the guy who runs MGM..

where's my next Bond film dammit?!
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5:01PM on 05/31/2010
Wachowski Brothers(siblings) perhaps?...

fuck you MGM
Wachowski Brothers(siblings) perhaps?...

fuck you MGM
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4:35PM on 05/31/2010

Balls

Once, just once, I would love to take a gun to a movie exec's face. Bye Guillermo - I was really looking forward to seeing what you could do with this...
Once, just once, I would love to take a gun to a movie exec's face. Bye Guillermo - I was really looking forward to seeing what you could do with this...
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4:28PM on 05/31/2010

Arghg

Del Toro would have made magic, he even stated that everything was ready to go from creature designs to animatics! Injustice I tell you! Hopefully Jackson will take over, but I think Terry Gilliam would make a good replacement, his eye for fantasy is well honed. Ridley Scott might be cool but thats just wishful thinking (Legend is still one of the best fantasy films of all time IMO).
Del Toro would have made magic, he even stated that everything was ready to go from creature designs to animatics! Injustice I tell you! Hopefully Jackson will take over, but I think Terry Gilliam would make a good replacement, his eye for fantasy is well honed. Ridley Scott might be cool but thats just wishful thinking (Legend is still one of the best fantasy films of all time IMO).
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4:14PM on 05/31/2010

Love it...

I love the title page to this article. "Del Toro tells the Shire to go Fuck itself". That is Hi Larry Us!!

No but seriously though, this is a pisser... :(
I love the title page to this article. "Del Toro tells the Shire to go Fuck itself". That is Hi Larry Us!!

No but seriously though, this is a pisser... :(
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4:01PM on 05/31/2010
Alfonso Cuaron would probably make a fantastic Hobbit...
Alfonso Cuaron would probably make a fantastic Hobbit...
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3:56PM on 05/31/2010
Wow. Way to drop the ball on this one, MGM. Well, there's always Brett Ratner, right?
Wow. Way to drop the ball on this one, MGM. Well, there's always Brett Ratner, right?
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3:31PM on 05/31/2010
I was interested in seeing what DelToro did but i still thought the hobbit as a two part movie was stupid.

Leave the trilogy be and leave milking to farmers.
I was interested in seeing what DelToro did but i still thought the hobbit as a two part movie was stupid.

Leave the trilogy be and leave milking to farmers.
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3:26PM on 05/31/2010
I'd rather see del Toro finish up Hellboy and the loose trilogy he started with Devils Backbone and Pan's Labyrinth. However, I would've loved to see what he could've done with Hobbit.
I'd rather see del Toro finish up Hellboy and the loose trilogy he started with Devils Backbone and Pan's Labyrinth. However, I would've loved to see what he could've done with Hobbit.
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5:47PM on 05/31/2010
Del Toro has finished his Trilogy. He said himself that Cronos was part of his trilogy ending with The Devil's Backbone and Pan's Labyrinth.
Del Toro has finished his Trilogy. He said himself that Cronos was part of his trilogy ending with The Devil's Backbone and Pan's Labyrinth.
7:41PM on 05/31/2010
Actually i thought he was still going to make another one part as the Spanish/American war movies he was makin... Cronos had NOTHING to do with that war...
Actually i thought he was still going to make another one part as the Spanish/American war movies he was makin... Cronos had NOTHING to do with that war...
2:54PM on 05/31/2010

This sucks

I was looking forward to seeing Del Toro's vision of Middle Earth, and I'm pissed that The Hobbit is in trouble thanks to fat cats who want more $$$ than they already have. On the other hand, I hope Peter Jackson steps back behind the camera once the production gets squared away. And yes, I hope they can resolve this before Ian McKellen retires or dies.
I was looking forward to seeing Del Toro's vision of Middle Earth, and I'm pissed that The Hobbit is in trouble thanks to fat cats who want more $$$ than they already have. On the other hand, I hope Peter Jackson steps back behind the camera once the production gets squared away. And yes, I hope they can resolve this before Ian McKellen retires or dies.
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2:44PM on 05/31/2010
I'm disappointed in the news, but very little good news has been out about it since he was first picked to helm the thing.

Del Toro is a truly amazing director, and while there are few others who have proven themselves such visual artists behind the camera, this project has been practically holding him hostage, as he racked up innumerable potential projects slotted for the next twenty years. I just wanna see this guy get to make his stuff. And if that means we can't see "The Hobbit," so be
I'm disappointed in the news, but very little good news has been out about it since he was first picked to helm the thing.

Del Toro is a truly amazing director, and while there are few others who have proven themselves such visual artists behind the camera, this project has been practically holding him hostage, as he racked up innumerable potential projects slotted for the next twenty years. I just wanna see this guy get to make his stuff. And if that means we can't see "The Hobbit," so be it.
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2:39PM on 05/31/2010

noooo!!!

Del Toro leaving is a big blow,due to the fact that the new director will change everything and give us a crappy version .hopefully they'll be able to resolve this and he can come back.
Del Toro leaving is a big blow,due to the fact that the new director will change everything and give us a crappy version .hopefully they'll be able to resolve this and he can come back.
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2:25PM on 05/31/2010

Say what you want...

but Hobbit helmed by del toro would have been awesome. Im bummed about this.
but Hobbit helmed by del toro would have been awesome. Im bummed about this.
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2:13PM on 05/31/2010
His departure is disappointing, to be sure. However, I'm hoping this will prove to be a blessing in disguise and that Peter Jackson will step in.
His departure is disappointing, to be sure. However, I'm hoping this will prove to be a blessing in disguise and that Peter Jackson will step in.
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2:01PM on 05/31/2010
While I am disappointed that this is happening, at least this will give him the chance to get back to Hellboy 3. To all of you saying the Hellboy movies are horrible, you can shove it because the second one was better than Iron Man 2
While I am disappointed that this is happening, at least this will give him the chance to get back to Hellboy 3. To all of you saying the Hellboy movies are horrible, you can shove it because the second one was better than Iron Man 2
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1:15PM on 05/31/2010
This is fantastic news. Guillermo del Toro's original ideas have far surpassed any other director currently working in Hollywood.

Note: The great Chris Nolan's "Inception" is nothing more than a ripped off version of the 2006 Japanese animation called "Paprika".
Yup, bring on the haters. Its only the truth, get over it and do the research.
This is fantastic news. Guillermo del Toro's original ideas have far surpassed any other director currently working in Hollywood.

Note: The great Chris Nolan's "Inception" is nothing more than a ripped off version of the 2006 Japanese animation called "Paprika".
Yup, bring on the haters. Its only the truth, get over it and do the research.
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12:36PM on 05/31/2010
Well, if that means Del Toro will have more time to work on projects as bad ass as Devil's Backbone and Pan's Labyrinth, that's good news to me :)
Well, if that means Del Toro will have more time to work on projects as bad ass as Devil's Backbone and Pan's Labyrinth, that's good news to me :)
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12:33PM on 05/31/2010

Monumentally depressing.

Especially considering Del Toro's work lately has been far more interesting than Jackson's. I haven't even seen Lovely Bones yet. Been too busy watching District 9 and Hellboy 2 again.
Especially considering Del Toro's work lately has been far more interesting than Jackson's. I haven't even seen Lovely Bones yet. Been too busy watching District 9 and Hellboy 2 again.
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12:50PM on 05/31/2010
District 9 isn't by Del Toro, so what's exactly your point.
Lovely Bones was bad, as was Hellboy.
Both of those two directors are overrated anyway (like the whole LOTR trilogy)
District 9 isn't by Del Toro, so what's exactly your point.
Lovely Bones was bad, as was Hellboy.
Both of those two directors are overrated anyway (like the whole LOTR trilogy)
12:32PM on 05/31/2010

FUCK YEAH

Now Del Toro can stop dicking around in Middle Earth.
Now Del Toro can stop dicking around in Middle Earth.
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12:31PM on 05/31/2010
Boy, they better get this thing together before Ian McKellen retires or worse. A Hobbit without Gandalf wouldn't be worth the watch, and I have a hard time envisioning anyone else taking over the big hat and stick with half as much success.
Boy, they better get this thing together before Ian McKellen retires or worse. A Hobbit without Gandalf wouldn't be worth the watch, and I have a hard time envisioning anyone else taking over the big hat and stick with half as much success.
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12:27PM on 05/31/2010
Kind of a bummer he's off the project, but I'm honestly excited to see what he starts working on next. Maybe Hellboy 3 or Dr. Strange?
Kind of a bummer he's off the project, but I'm honestly excited to see what he starts working on next. Maybe Hellboy 3 or Dr. Strange?
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12:27PM on 05/31/2010
Double Post there, sorry.
Double Post there, sorry.
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12:22PM on 05/31/2010

Fuck....

...this must be the worst news I've read in a long time...
...this must be the worst news I've read in a long time...
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12:21PM on 05/31/2010
He should start working on Hellboy 3. Bad news that The Hobbit is on points unknown.
He should start working on Hellboy 3. Bad news that The Hobbit is on points unknown.
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12:18PM on 05/31/2010
too bad!!!!!!!!1
too bad!!!!!!!!1
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11:49AM on 05/31/2010
Fantastic! I fully support his choice here. It sucks though because I did want him to do this but it is what it is. Good for him. What sucks though is that this was basically two years wasted for him. He could have already HAD another flick out by now.
Fantastic! I fully support his choice here. It sucks though because I did want him to do this but it is what it is. Good for him. What sucks though is that this was basically two years wasted for him. He could have already HAD another flick out by now.
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11:43AM on 05/31/2010

INTERESTING

A few days ago he offers an update and a fews later he leaves the project. Obviously his influence will be felt in the final project which will be beneficial. Jackson may take over which wouldn't be a bad thing. The whole business end is the bullshit hear. Settling those issues and getting whatever rights, financing and decisions that need to made get made. All we really care about is, GET THE MOVIE MADE. We really don't care how, just make the movie. Chances are no matter who directs it
A few days ago he offers an update and a fews later he leaves the project. Obviously his influence will be felt in the final project which will be beneficial. Jackson may take over which wouldn't be a bad thing. The whole business end is the bullshit hear. Settling those issues and getting whatever rights, financing and decisions that need to made get made. All we really care about is, GET THE MOVIE MADE. We really don't care how, just make the movie. Chances are no matter who directs it won't matter. I'll direct it. Pete, are you listening, I come very cheap too and I am willing to spend the next 2 years in New Zealand working on it and waiting for the those magical words, ROLL EM!
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11:34AM on 05/31/2010

so...

get steven speilberg to direct and cast brett ratner as the hobbit.
get steven speilberg to direct and cast brett ratner as the hobbit.
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12:18PM on 05/31/2010
That's really funny
That's really funny
11:02AM on 05/31/2010
Good for him, Bad news for us...
Good for him, Bad news for us...
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10:50AM on 05/31/2010
I nominate Alfoso Cueron to take lead.

This news sucks, But the whole think with mgm was anabsolute pisstake and I can't blame the guy.

Mountains of Madness now please.
I nominate Alfoso Cueron to take lead.

This news sucks, But the whole think with mgm was anabsolute pisstake and I can't blame the guy.

Mountains of Madness now please.
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9:52AM on 05/31/2010
This sucks, but maybe Jackson will step up now.
This sucks, but maybe Jackson will step up now.
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9:51AM on 05/31/2010
As much as I like the idea of The Hobbit in his hands, this frees him up to get At the Mountains of Madness done in my lifetime, so I can't complain!
As much as I like the idea of The Hobbit in his hands, this frees him up to get At the Mountains of Madness done in my lifetime, so I can't complain!
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9:47AM on 05/31/2010

WHAT?!

NOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!
NOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!
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9:12AM on 05/31/2010

sad

Those studio people have muck for brains. Maybe Jackson can direct and Del Toro produce?
Those studio people have muck for brains. Maybe Jackson can direct and Del Toro produce?
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9:04AM on 05/31/2010
Wow this is a major blow to the Hobbit project :( I though Del Toro was an inspired choice to direct, and I can't imagine anyone better taking over the job.
Wow this is a major blow to the Hobbit project :( I though Del Toro was an inspired choice to direct, and I can't imagine anyone better taking over the job.
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8:24AM on 05/31/2010

This sucks, but I understand 100%

Del Toro is an artist. And The Hobbit obviously was delaying him from making art. I get it. I respect decision for leaving. This will be a BIG punch in the face for the studios and whomever is involved in this, but it's their fault for not settling on rights, etc.

Now to our pleasure we will get michael bay to direct The Hobbit!

"But Michael, The Hobbit doesn't have missiles in the storyline.."

"And? Who wouldn't want to see a hobbit running away from an exploding missile!?!
Del Toro is an artist. And The Hobbit obviously was delaying him from making art. I get it. I respect decision for leaving. This will be a BIG punch in the face for the studios and whomever is involved in this, but it's their fault for not settling on rights, etc.

Now to our pleasure we will get michael bay to direct The Hobbit!

"But Michael, The Hobbit doesn't have missiles in the storyline.."

"And? Who wouldn't want to see a hobbit running away from an exploding missile!?! Everyone wants to see that! Now shut up and make me some coffee Peter Jackson."
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12:42PM on 05/31/2010
That made me lol so hard...
I could actually picture it in my head...
That made me lol so hard...
I could actually picture it in my head...
7:41AM on 05/31/2010

Wake up call to the studios

GDT was right to do this. As much as it pains me to see him walk away from my favorite books/movies. He was within his rights to do this. This should be a wake up call to these Hollywood suits that they either need to crap, or get off the pot. Oh and here's a name to throw in the ring, John Milius. He practically invented the sword and sorcery movie...
GDT was right to do this. As much as it pains me to see him walk away from my favorite books/movies. He was within his rights to do this. This should be a wake up call to these Hollywood suits that they either need to crap, or get off the pot. Oh and here's a name to throw in the ring, John Milius. He practically invented the sword and sorcery movie...
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7:34AM on 05/31/2010

GUTTED!!!!!

I am so upset that guillermo del toro is off the project, he is a great visionary and as far as im concerned the ONLY guy who could do this film and while Im glad all of this nonsense about start dates being pushed back is over i am sad we wont see his vision but I am looking forward to the future with hopefully his HP Lovecraft film, HELLBOY 3!!!!!!!, Frankenstein and many more I hope this doesnt put him down to much and that he gets into a small project like pans and wows us all over again
I am so upset that guillermo del toro is off the project, he is a great visionary and as far as im concerned the ONLY guy who could do this film and while Im glad all of this nonsense about start dates being pushed back is over i am sad we wont see his vision but I am looking forward to the future with hopefully his HP Lovecraft film, HELLBOY 3!!!!!!!, Frankenstein and many more I hope this doesnt put him down to much and that he gets into a small project like pans and wows us all over again
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5:46AM on 05/31/2010

JACKSON!

Jackson, you Heavenly Creature. Pull your thumb out of your Lovely Bones and take the helm of this beast. It's like the council of Elrond, but with MGM squabbling and bickering. Jackson stands up amongst the madness and declares "I'll will direct the movie!" Fans rejoice.
Jackson, you Heavenly Creature. Pull your thumb out of your Lovely Bones and take the helm of this beast. It's like the council of Elrond, but with MGM squabbling and bickering. Jackson stands up amongst the madness and declares "I'll will direct the movie!" Fans rejoice.
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5:27AM on 05/31/2010

Fuck MGM

They just need to dissolve into a better company like New Line did, cus they just fucked the entire world in the ass.
They just need to dissolve into a better company like New Line did, cus they just fucked the entire world in the ass.
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5:03AM on 05/31/2010

Sheesh MGM!

Get your shit together! You just screwed over two franchises (Bond and LOTR). Can someone just buy those two up???
Get your shit together! You just screwed over two franchises (Bond and LOTR). Can someone just buy those two up???
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3:39AM on 05/31/2010
My heart just shattered into a thousand tiny pieces.
My heart just shattered into a thousand tiny pieces.
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3:10AM on 05/31/2010
I call bullshit!
I call bullshit!
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2:55AM on 05/31/2010
This is actually a good thing. I'm glad Guillermo finally said he'd had enough and I hope the producers take this as a wake up call and realize what talent they are losing. Yes, he was a perfect choice. Yes, it seemed like he was meant to do this. But he really can't sit and wait forever for everyone else to pull their heads out of their asses and get this thing going.
Also, now we can expect to hear news on another project by del Toro. He probably has one in mind right now. What project would
This is actually a good thing. I'm glad Guillermo finally said he'd had enough and I hope the producers take this as a wake up call and realize what talent they are losing. Yes, he was a perfect choice. Yes, it seemed like he was meant to do this. But he really can't sit and wait forever for everyone else to pull their heads out of their asses and get this thing going.
Also, now we can expect to hear news on another project by del Toro. He probably has one in mind right now. What project would force him to abandon The Hobbit?
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1:43AM on 05/31/2010

Good

I liked the LotR-movies but never felt the need for a "Hobbit"-project. I would rather like Del Toro to direct anything else than spend another 2 years on a movie that doesn´t seem to move forward.
I liked the LotR-movies but never felt the need for a "Hobbit"-project. I would rather like Del Toro to direct anything else than spend another 2 years on a movie that doesn´t seem to move forward.
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1:32AM on 05/31/2010

This is not good...

I'm really quite at a loss for words when it comes to Del Toro leaving a project that almost seemed it was meant for him to do...

But maybe now we can catch a Del Toro flick finally in the near future, and get to see where his imagination has gone after 2 years of work on The Hobbit.
I'm really quite at a loss for words when it comes to Del Toro leaving a project that almost seemed it was meant for him to do...

But maybe now we can catch a Del Toro flick finally in the near future, and get to see where his imagination has gone after 2 years of work on The Hobbit.
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1:29AM on 05/31/2010

Not Happy...

He was a great choice. I seem to be one of the few who though Jackson did a good job and I was looking forward to the movie...a lot. Maybe with the delays, we really can get David Tennant to play Bilbo...

On another note, I nominate Tommy Wiseau for director and writer.

"This is so stupid, I did not invite them. I did naht! Oh, Hi Gandalf!"
He was a great choice. I seem to be one of the few who though Jackson did a good job and I was looking forward to the movie...a lot. Maybe with the delays, we really can get David Tennant to play Bilbo...

On another note, I nominate Tommy Wiseau for director and writer.

"This is so stupid, I did not invite them. I did naht! Oh, Hi Gandalf!"
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5:25AM on 05/31/2010
'One of the few who thought Jackson did a good job'?
'One of the few who thought Jackson did a good job'?
5:33AM on 05/31/2010
Um . . . I think most people LOVE Jackson's work on LOTR.
Um . . . I think most people LOVE Jackson's work on LOTR.
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8:02AM on 05/31/2010
What planet are you from?
What planet are you from?
1:12AM on 05/31/2010

holy f*ck!!

this truly sucks. he was THE best choice. what other directors can come in here? i'm at a loss.
this truly sucks. he was THE best choice. what other directors can come in here? i'm at a loss.
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12:59AM on 05/31/2010

Shit

Any chance Peter Jackson will do it?
Any chance Peter Jackson will do it?
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12:50AM on 05/31/2010
NOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!
NOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!
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12:48AM on 05/31/2010

Cannot begin to imagine how sad this is.

I was sooooooo looking forward to this. I guess Peter Jackson may end up directing this, if it ever happens. MGM just fucked the world in the ass.
I was sooooooo looking forward to this. I guess Peter Jackson may end up directing this, if it ever happens. MGM just fucked the world in the ass.
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12:47AM on 05/31/2010
This sucks but look on the bright side: maybe Brett Ratner will get to direct it!
This sucks but look on the bright side: maybe Brett Ratner will get to direct it!
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12:41AM on 05/31/2010

DISRUPTION

is anyone else [link] right baffled that nothing has been said of dennis hopper's death on blo? like, gary coleman? but not hopper? wtf. just throwing that out there
is anyone else [link] right baffled that nothing has been said of dennis hopper's death on blo? like, gary coleman? but not hopper? wtf. just throwing that out there
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9:35AM on 05/31/2010
I'm sure they're prepping a nicely concieved article. This is just the end of the weekend bro...
I'm sure they're prepping a nicely concieved article. This is just the end of the weekend bro...
12:26AM on 05/31/2010
thats too bad, to put that much work into something and have to leave after trying to make it work for so long. peter jakson will hopefully take it over when its finally all sorted out, which is kind of fitting since he helped start it. but i still would have loved to see what Del Toro would have done
thats too bad, to put that much work into something and have to leave after trying to make it work for so long. peter jakson will hopefully take it over when its finally all sorted out, which is kind of fitting since he helped start it. but i still would have loved to see what Del Toro would have done
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12:06AM on 05/31/2010

Does anyone knows...

...what happened to Disney Double Dare You?
...what happened to Disney Double Dare You?
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11:58PM on 05/30/2010

YAY!!!

This means that Del Toro can move on to more creative avenues and leave the tired Tolkien-verse to the less competent (Jackson).
This means that Del Toro can move on to more creative avenues and leave the tired Tolkien-verse to the less competent (Jackson).
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11:57PM on 05/30/2010
This news doesn't affect me at all because I never cared about a Hobbit movie to begin with. We don't need a Hobbit movie. And I'm glad Guillermo is moving on. He's too talented to be stuck in one spot.
This news doesn't affect me at all because I never cared about a Hobbit movie to begin with. We don't need a Hobbit movie. And I'm glad Guillermo is moving on. He's too talented to be stuck in one spot.
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11:56PM on 05/30/2010
HOLY FUCK THAT'S SURPRISING but absolutely understandable
now he can work on one of the fifty other projects he's attached to
HOLY FUCK THAT'S SURPRISING but absolutely understandable
now he can work on one of the fifty other projects he's attached to
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11:51PM on 05/30/2010

Hellboy 3 ...

... here it comes ...
... here it comes ...
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11:25PM on 05/30/2010

Good for him

He's waited long enough, and I don't blame him for deciding to pack up and leave. It's not his fault.
He's waited long enough, and I don't blame him for deciding to pack up and leave. It's not his fault.
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11:16PM on 05/30/2010
Good; he can get to making some of his other rumored projects now. The Hobbit has been pretty dead for a long, long time now and I didn't see it happening any time soon as it is for some reason. Oh well.
Good; he can get to making some of his other rumored projects now. The Hobbit has been pretty dead for a long, long time now and I didn't see it happening any time soon as it is for some reason. Oh well.
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11:09PM on 05/30/2010

yes ppl thats the spirit

like really, who wanted more rings? it ended its done and burried, if we want more of anything let it be hellboy 3 or 4 or 5 this is a fun franchise unlike spiderman who has limited places to go. so i will start off the chant if your with me say it twice more than the last person...HELLBOY 3!!!!
like really, who wanted more rings? it ended its done and burried, if we want more of anything let it be hellboy 3 or 4 or 5 this is a fun franchise unlike spiderman who has limited places to go. so i will start off the chant if your with me say it twice more than the last person...HELLBOY 3!!!!
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5:55PM on 05/31/2010
two things, You didn't start the chant for Hellboy 3, and you clearly have never read/seen any version of the Hobbit.
two things, You didn't start the chant for Hellboy 3, and you clearly have never read/seen any version of the Hobbit.
10:31PM on 05/30/2010

IT'S PROBABLY FOR THE BEST

Untill MGM can pull their head's outta their asses Del Toro's best to just go and work on his own stuff hopefully HELLBOY 3 and I think Peter Jackson will most likly end up directing The Hobbit in the long run.
Untill MGM can pull their head's outta their asses Del Toro's best to just go and work on his own stuff hopefully HELLBOY 3 and I think Peter Jackson will most likly end up directing The Hobbit in the long run.
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10:23PM on 05/30/2010
No disrespect to Mr. Del Toro, but I think we can all agree that McG is the only man who can really do The Hobbit justice.
No disrespect to Mr. Del Toro, but I think we can all agree that McG is the only man who can really do The Hobbit justice.
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10:39PM on 05/30/2010
FINALLY! Someone who agrees!
FINALLY! Someone who agrees!
11:07PM on 05/30/2010
Hell no.
This has a Michael Bay written all over it.
Hell no.
This has a Michael Bay written all over it.
11:11PM on 05/30/2010
Yes, but only if we give him the creative license to develop it into an action-packed new trilogy.
Yes, but only if we give him the creative license to develop it into an action-packed new trilogy.
11:37PM on 05/30/2010
Paul W.S. Anderson was born to direct this I tell's ya.
Paul W.S. Anderson was born to direct this I tell's ya.
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10:08PM on 05/30/2010
On the plus side, at least this frees him up for "Hellboy 3" and "At the Mountains of Madness" (if he's even still considering the latter).
On the plus side, at least this frees him up for "Hellboy 3" and "At the Mountains of Madness" (if he's even still considering the latter).
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9:44PM on 05/30/2010
get uwe boll to direct......
get uwe boll to direct......
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9:35PM on 05/30/2010
This sucks because Del Toro would have done an amazing job. If this does get made, I have more than enough faith in Jackson to give us a great Hobbit movie. Hopefully, Del Toro gets started on Hellboy 3.
This sucks because Del Toro would have done an amazing job. If this does get made, I have more than enough faith in Jackson to give us a great Hobbit movie. Hopefully, Del Toro gets started on Hellboy 3.
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9:32PM on 05/30/2010

*sigh*

Well the guy can't sit in neutral forever. If the movie isn't going to be made any time soon, what else can he do?

If the project has stalled that badly, perhaps Guillermo and Jackson can both go off and make a movie or two and come back to it when the Accountants and Lawyers have their act together.
Well the guy can't sit in neutral forever. If the movie isn't going to be made any time soon, what else can he do?

If the project has stalled that badly, perhaps Guillermo and Jackson can both go off and make a movie or two and come back to it when the Accountants and Lawyers have their act together.
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9:29PM on 05/30/2010

Awful

I can't imagine anybody else for the project except him and Peter. So ... Bring on IN THE MOUTH OF MADNESS !!!
I can't imagine anybody else for the project except him and Peter. So ... Bring on IN THE MOUTH OF MADNESS !!!
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9:26PM on 05/30/2010
Maybe we'll get lucky in the sense that the rights will stay in limbo long enough for Del Toro to do another movie then come back to The Hobbit.
Maybe we'll get lucky in the sense that the rights will stay in limbo long enough for Del Toro to do another movie then come back to The Hobbit.
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9:25PM on 05/30/2010

what a shame

i couldn't think of a better director for the job. its decisions like this that leave the fans wondering for the rest of their life what the final product would have been...
i couldn't think of a better director for the job. its decisions like this that leave the fans wondering for the rest of their life what the final product would have been...
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9:19PM on 05/30/2010

Sad But...

Bring on HELLBOY 3!!!
Bring on HELLBOY 3!!!
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9:17PM on 05/30/2010
Awful News. Del Toro was a great fit for this project, and if Jackson doesn't return to direct I have serious doubt about the quality of the movie. I was looking forward to some of Del Toro's other possible future films, but was more than willing to wait until the Hobbit was done.
Awful News. Del Toro was a great fit for this project, and if Jackson doesn't return to direct I have serious doubt about the quality of the movie. I was looking forward to some of Del Toro's other possible future films, but was more than willing to wait until the Hobbit was done.
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9:12PM on 05/30/2010
Man.. Del Toro would have rocked this shit, I was way psyched that he was gonna do my favorite of Tolkien's books. Now I don't know if I really care anymore.
Man.. Del Toro would have rocked this shit, I was way psyched that he was gonna do my favorite of Tolkien's books. Now I don't know if I really care anymore.
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9:10PM on 05/30/2010

FUCK

Well this sucks. I can't think of anyone else (other than Jackson, of course) more suited to the job. I'm sure he has a great reason for leaving, but I kind of feel let down. Damn.
Well this sucks. I can't think of anyone else (other than Jackson, of course) more suited to the job. I'm sure he has a great reason for leaving, but I kind of feel let down. Damn.
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9:07PM on 05/30/2010
I won't lie I'm utterly gutted. I think the only way to proceed now is for Jackson to direct. Or just to maybe let it lie.
I dunno, I really want to see it but I don't want some lame director to make it and ruin it for me. LOTR is my all time favourite movie trilogy so I want someone who is as passionate as Jackon/Del Toro. NOT, repeat NOT Sam Raimi!
I won't lie I'm utterly gutted. I think the only way to proceed now is for Jackson to direct. Or just to maybe let it lie.
I dunno, I really want to see it but I don't want some lame director to make it and ruin it for me. LOTR is my all time favourite movie trilogy so I want someone who is as passionate as Jackon/Del Toro. NOT, repeat NOT Sam Raimi!
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10:14PM on 05/30/2010
Liken' the new you lookin' snazzy my man, Crisp like a new dollar bill.
Liken' the new you lookin' snazzy my man, Crisp like a new dollar bill.
10:33PM on 05/30/2010
Thanks buddy, I figured seeing as my username was about Bond it would make sense to have a picture of THE greatest Bond. BTW I hate my username haha, I so want to change it but can't :(
Thanks buddy, I figured seeing as my username was about Bond it would make sense to have a picture of THE greatest Bond. BTW I hate my username haha, I so want to change it but can't :(
9:06PM on 05/30/2010

Good for you bud...

Don't waste your time with this bullshit. Your talents are needed in better places. Let Jackson figure this shit out.
Don't waste your time with this bullshit. Your talents are needed in better places. Let Jackson figure this shit out.
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