Just when we thought Guillermo del Toro was officially 100% confirmed, signed sealed and delivered for directing The Hobbit, he took us back down to reality via Total Film.
“Well, the reality is that the Hobbit story has broken early because the negotiations have not ended and The Hobbit is not a sure thing. The reality is, I will know that it’s happening when we have the final word and I am fully and officially on board. I think what happens very often is that these rumours have a way of becoming real or not. I don’t expect The Hobbit to be troublesome. But you know, then again, it may never happen… or it may!”
Even though things have not been sorted yet, he says he would love to direct.
“I bought all the Tolkein books that were available in Mexico when I was 11 years old, but the one that I read at 11 years old was The Hobbit. So it left an indelible mark in my imagination. You know the beauty of The Hobbit, if it were to happen,” adds del Toro, “is that The Hobbit, out of all the books, is the one that resembles more a fairytale.
“I loved this very Hitchcockian idea of a very proper, prissy character with a very limited universe being taken on a journey where danger and pain and loss ultimately enhances his view of the world. And that to me is a very, very powerful story…”
TheOneRing.net think that all will be well once the writers strike ends, which is becoming more of a reality as the days go by.