Guillermo Del Toro, for your own safety I suggest you flee to your house, lock yourself away and just write The Hobbit. Just do it. If you do not, MTV will hunt you down. They will hunt you down and interview you. Do you understand?
Within the space of 24 hours MTV have posted 3 different articles all containing interviews with Guillermo Del Toro. The topic of conversation is obviously The Hobbit, and will be for the next few years. While the interviews are cool and reveal some new info, it is a little excessive. The film doesnt come out until 2011, we don’t have to ask him all the questions now!
Interview 1: Del Toro says that the two planned movies are just one in his eyes:
“The reality is that we stopped talking the first movie and second movie, and we just started taking about the movie – the two episodes, or two parts, as if they were a single piece of narrative,” he said of scriptwriting meetings between “Lord of the Rings” director Peter Jackson, his filmmaking team of Fran Walsh and Philippa Boyens, and del Toro himself.
Interview 2: Del Toro talks about the writing process involving himself, Peter Jackson, Fran Walsh and Philippa Boyens:
“First thing is, sometimes we get all together in the same space or we all are in video conferencing. And those are sessions that can last two, three days,” del Toro said, opening up for the first time about the nuts-and-bolts aspect of the collaboration. “But after that, it’s almost like we take turns to a degree — or we each get big, big homework to do and then we come back. And then we exchange that homework and then we have input from that.”
Interview 3: Del Toro says that it has been decided that he will direct everything, and Peter Jackson will not be filming anything.
“We talked about it. I normally oppose fully the idea of second unit so my first instinct is no, we will not have second unit on this film,” Del Toro said of whether or not Jackson might at some point get behind the camera. “If there is a scheduling conflict or a problem of that sort, we may consider it, but right now the idea is I shoot everything.”
And there we have it. Until tomorrow that is…