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http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2010/may/31/hobbit-director-quits-guillermo-del-toro

Yes folks, del Toro is no longer to direct the Hobbit. Any ideas on who should replace him? Personally I think Peter Jackson should do it, if they decide to go ahead with it.

The article mentions Michael Bay... I swear if that man goes anywhere near the project he will ruin it beyond comprehension.

Any suggestions?

EDIT: http://www.collider.com/2010/05/31/the-hobbit-guillermo-del-toro-peter-jackson-alfonso-cuaron-sam-raimi-steven-spielberg/

For those who cba to read the link, it's a list of suggestions that could spark some discussion:

Obvious first choice:
Peter Jackson (LOTR, King Kong)

Wish list:
Alfonso Cuarón (Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Children of Men)
Neill Blomkamp (District 9)
David Yates (Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince)
Sam Raimi (Spiderman)

Unrealistic wish list:
Steven Spielberg (Jurassic Park, Saving Private Ryan)
JJ Abrams (Star Trek, Lost)
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Peter Jackson is the obvious choice.
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I don't understand why Peter Jackson wasn't doing it in the first place. He did such a good job with the trilogy, why not have him make the prequel?


He might not want to, I mean he's accomplished more than he thought possible and the whole LOTR project took like 7 years of solid work. But I agree, if anyone does it it has to be Jackson.
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http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2010/may/31/hobbit-director-quits-guillermo-del-toro

Yes folks, del Toro is no longer to direct the Hobbit. Any ideas on who should replace him? Personally I think Peter Jackson should do it, if they decide to go ahead with it.

The article mentions Michael Bay... I swear if that man goes anywhere near the project he will ruin it beyond comprehension.

Any suggestions?

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Oh god, I can see it now...

"Coming this Fall... Tim Burton's... The Hobbit... starring Johnny Depp and Helena Bonham Carter"
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Oh god, I can see it now...

"Coming this Fall... Tim Burton's... The Hobbit... starring Johnny Depp and Helena Bonham Carter"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bFzLRP8e4vE

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#13
Peter Jackson might night do it because he's already producing it. I dunno if he wants that kind of stress for two more movies and 6 more years of work.
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I think it'd be awesomely hilarious if Tarantino or Bay directed it.

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#18
I would love to see Spielberg do it, but I don't think that would happen. Peter Jackson should just go ahead and do it.
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seriously, Gilliam is the one to do it. The Hobbit is much more a children's story than LOTR, and I think Gilliam would treat it in the true spirit of the source material.
Jackson probably will not want to, but I'd also settle for him, although I'm afraid that he'll make it too much like LOTR, when the Hobbit is in a completely different style and has a totally different tone.
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#20
My initial reaction was "Any ****er but Bay", but then I thought about it and... yeah, anyone but Bay and I'll be happy... Although somehow Rob Zombie and The Hobbit aren't gonna go well together...
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#21
Since Jackson is already a producer he may just decide to direct it. That would be the ideal situation.


I think Ridley Scott would be a great choice to direct it.


He's working on two Alien prequels that are supposed to be out in 2011 and 2012 though, so he might be too busy.


Or get Tarantino to do it. I think he would do an interesting job with it.
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My initial reaction was "Any ****er but Bay", but then I thought about it and... yeah, anyone but Bay and I'll be happy... Although somehow Rob Zombie and The Hobbit aren't gonna go well together...


Rob Zombie's The Hobbit

Sounds hilarious.

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"Blood!"

"Sex!"

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#24
Jackson would do a kickass job for sure. Raimi is an interesting idea, he could probably add some bizarre humour and horror feel tom some scenes.

Terry Gilliam would be so wrong for this. He'd just fill the hobit pipes with opium or something and send them off on some weird trip. Plus his movies always feel like they' 5 hours long.
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Nonononono... Del Toro is the absolute, be-all and end-all when it comes to creating entire believable worlds. This sucks!

Terry Gilliam, IF he was held in check by Peter Jackson. Why cant Guillermo stay on as an art director or something? Guys a genius.
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People seem to forget how spielberg ****ed up his own masterpiece 'Star wars'. I'm not overly excited about him. Peter Jackson know how to portray this kind of movie. The other directers are alright but the chance that they will produce something really epic, like out of proportion epic, is really small.
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#27
+1 to Peter Jackson, just hope it wont delay it until past 2013.
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#28
I want the obvious choice...Peter Jackson.

He did such a great job with the Lord of the Rings, it
seems that just should be the man behind the camera for this.

I was kinda hoping to see del Toro put a darker tone on the story though...sort of like he did with Pan's Labyrinth.
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#29
Actually, I'd take a 2-3 year delay on the release if it meant Jackson would be able to direct it.
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People seem to forget how spielberg ****ed up his own masterpiece 'Star wars'. I'm not overly excited about him. Peter Jackson know how to portray this kind of movie. The other directers are alright but the chance that they will produce something really epic, like out of proportion epic, is really small.

Spielberg? Star Wars?


I'm honestly surprised by this. Sure, Del Toro has never truly felt comfortable in the studio system and has preferred his own vision, but I never thought he'd quit.

As a replacement?

People who are saying Gilliam need to think about it. No. Let him mess up his own movies.

With the script already in the bag all that's needed is a steady hand. So Cuarón or Blomkamp would fit very well, with the former already having good experience with a well known-franchise.
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Actually, I'd take a 2-3 year delay on the release if it meant Jackson would be able to direct it.

Ah well, as long as Ian McKellen is still around..
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People seem to forget how spielberg ****ed up his own masterpiece 'Star wars'. I'm not overly excited about him. Peter Jackson know how to portray this kind of movie. The other directers are alright but the chance that they will produce something really epic, like out of proportion epic, is really small.


Lucas (of Star Wars) ****ed up Spielbergs masterpiece Indiana Jones, dammit.
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I don't understand why Peter Jackson wasn't doing it in the first place. He did such a good job with the trilogy, why not have him make the prequel?

I know he got severely ripped off by making those films...
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Lucas (of Star Wars) ****ed up Spielbergs masterpiece Indiana Jones, dammit.



The first 3 movies were great.


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#37
Who did the last Harry Potter movie? If he was given free reign im sure he could do a fine job.

Guillermo Del Toro is my favourite film maker, I was really looking forward to his presentation of this =[
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Totally. He was perfect for it. I'm bummed that he's no longer involved.
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Kevin Smith would be an interesting one
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