S.’s review of The Hobbit: Or There and Back Again
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Apr 09, 2011 10:11AM
Ha, I've been dorkily following
development for the past, oh, four to five years.
Initially, you see, it was going to be Guillermo del Toro directing, which, to me, was simply amazing: Imagine all his fabulous creature ideas let loose upon the likes of Smaug, the Trolls and the Mirkwood spiders.
Then there was some kind of economical collapse all over the world which you may have heard about (...) and the project was struggling big time.
When the making of the movie was back on track, del Toro pulled out because it was now clashing with other stuff he was doing.
Geekland held its breath while the war of directors raged, fearfully biting its nails in case some dingbat employed, say, the Wayans Brothers...
Then all was well that ended well, because Peter Jackson him very self is now on the job, whilst fully retaining all of del Toro's set designs, script and production input from a distance.
The movie, in following of the trends nowadays, is being chopped in two. The first installment comes out on the 19th of December 2012.
I bet that was waaay more information than you bargained for. ^^
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