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TORN exclusive: Del Toro “99 percent certain” says NL insider.

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Jan 30 2008, 5:28am


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Barring any earth-shattering or unforseen changes Guillermo del Toro will direct “The Hobbit.” However, the contracts are not signed and the deal is not final, according to a source close to the film.

In a conversation with TheOneRing.net, the source called it a 99% probability that del Toro would be helming the double picture but in Hollywood nothing is final until it is final. The official announcement, which - New Line Cinema will be eager to make when all the t’s are crossed and the i’s are dotted - will come after thewriter’s strike is settled.

While it is extremely likely that Guillermo del Toro will direct the adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien’s “The Hobbit,” and the sequel that acts as a bridge between that work and the epic “Lord of the Rings” movie trilogy, it is not yet set-in-stone official, according to the source. All parties on all sides were excited by the arrangement and were eager to get to work.

Still, the deal isn’t absolutely final. How could it fall apart?

“If the writer’s strike went on for another year and people’s schedules changed,” said the source.

Sam Raimi and del Toro were both in negotiations to direct the film but since the middle of December it looked as though things were going del Toro’s way. According to the source, after it was obvious that Peter Jackson, who directed the $3 billion “Lord of the Rings” film trilogy, would be too busy to helm the film, New Line felt it wanted as much of the same off-camera creative team to be involved as possible and those discussions have taken place with del Toro and New Line. While not legally binding, all parties agree that such an arrangement would be the right choice. Lower level producers and deal-makers in and around New Line had confidence in Raimi but felt that del Toro was the best solution.

“He is an excellent choice,” the source said. “He is somebody who has his own vision but will be able to work under Jackson’s vision as well.”

Born in Mexico, del Toro, would, like Jackson did when he tackled the “Lord of the Rings,” triple-film project, bring a film background with strong horror elements in it. He recently directed Academy Award nominee “Pan’s Labyrinth,” and also has on his resume, “Blade II,” and Spanish language ghost story, “The Devil’s Backbone.”

Del Toro’s “Hellboy II: The Golden Army,” based on the comic book character created by Mike Mignola, will hit theaters this summer.

Thanks to our own MrCere for this exclusive story!! CoolSmile


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TORN exclusive: Del Toro “99 percent certain” says NL insider. Altaira Send a private message to Altaira Jan 30 2008, 5:28am
    Writer's strike Sunflower Send a private message to Sunflower Jan 30 2008, 5:44am
    Excellent news Owlyross Send a private message to Owlyross Jan 30 2008, 11:27am
    *wild applause* This is GREAT! grammaboodawg Send a private message to grammaboodawg Jan 30 2008, 11:37am
    We're just 1% away from confirmation! Elven Send a private message to Elven Jan 30 2008, 12:01pm
    Very exciting! deej Send a private message to deej Jan 30 2008, 3:03pm
    Wow! Ainu Laire Send a private message to Ainu Laire Jan 30 2008, 3:04pm
    I loved Pan's Labrynth entmaiden Send a private message to entmaiden Jan 30 2008, 3:19pm
    Excellent... Voorhas Send a private message to Voorhas Jan 30 2008, 4:21pm
    Just a thought about the writers strike ... Elven Send a private message to Elven Jan 30 2008, 4:57pm
        Well... Ainu Laire Send a private message to Ainu Laire Jan 30 2008, 11:20pm
    This was from an other post on here - Check it out! ELfKing22 Send a private message to ELfKing22 Jan 30 2008, 5:07pm
    *Keeping fingers crossed* Idril Celebrindal Send a private message to Idril Celebrindal Jan 30 2008, 5:20pm
    The article has certainly hit the net ... Elven Send a private message to Elven Jan 30 2008, 5:48pm
        Too Dark for Middle Earth ? Bilbo the Rover Send a private message to Bilbo the Rover Jan 30 2008, 6:46pm
            Have to agree Lunamoth Send a private message to Lunamoth Jan 30 2008, 6:55pm
                If it's that dark... elentari3018 Send a private message to elentari3018 Jan 30 2008, 10:48pm
                    think about the animated film Lunamoth Send a private message to Lunamoth Jan 30 2008, 10:59pm
                    Yes....it's that DARK Bilbo the Rover Send a private message to Bilbo the Rover Jan 30 2008, 11:42pm
                        It really depends... elentari3018 Send a private message to elentari3018 Jan 31 2008, 3:36am
        Jumping the gun on the sequel Ainu Laire Send a private message to Ainu Laire Jan 30 2008, 11:14pm
            I believe Del Toro... Compa_Mighty Send a private message to Compa_Mighty Jan 31 2008, 12:00am
                Of course...and DVD extras for The Hobbit (ses) Sunflower Send a private message to Sunflower Jan 31 2008, 12:26am
                i *really* hope so too. elentari3018 Send a private message to elentari3018 Jan 31 2008, 3:38am
                Agreed grammaboodawg Send a private message to grammaboodawg Jan 31 2008, 10:03am
                    One can only hope! Ainu Laire Send a private message to Ainu Laire Jan 31 2008, 3:25pm
            A lot of knowledgeable directors were definitely interested on that basis, I hear squire Send a private message to squire Jan 31 2008, 4:06am
                After reading that, I'd vote for Tim Burton!// Finding Frodo Send a private message to Finding Frodo Jan 31 2008, 5:10am
                wow great resource~! elentari3018 Send a private message to elentari3018 Jan 31 2008, 5:24am
                    I'm 99% sure Ainu Laire Send a private message to Ainu Laire Jan 31 2008, 5:30am
                        :blush: haha... elentari3018 Send a private message to elentari3018 Jan 31 2008, 4:24pm
                Are these real quotes.... Sunflower Send a private message to Sunflower Jan 31 2008, 6:37am
                    Bwahahahaha!!! ShadoFaxs Send a private message to ShadoFaxs Jan 31 2008, 9:06am
                        He totally got me! *lights raised bic* Well done! // grammaboodawg Send a private message to grammaboodawg Feb 1 2008, 3:11am
                Oh, very good, laughed myself sick! // Starling Send a private message to Starling Jan 31 2008, 9:31am
                *mods up* This is so great, squire! grammaboodawg Send a private message to grammaboodawg Jan 31 2008, 10:10am
                Simply brilliant {NT} MrCere Send a private message to MrCere Jan 31 2008, 10:53am
                Brilliant, squire! :^D pandemonium Send a private message to pandemonium Jan 31 2008, 1:50pm
                    Antonio Banderas as Fili? dernwyn Send a private message to dernwyn Jan 31 2008, 3:00pm
                Nice! *mods up* // deej Send a private message to deej Jan 31 2008, 4:51pm
    I think this is good news Eledhwen Send a private message to Eledhwen Jan 30 2008, 7:02pm
    Hobbit will be good! Doriath Send a private message to Doriath Jan 30 2008, 8:31pm
    Beautiful! Compa_Mighty Send a private message to Compa_Mighty Jan 30 2008, 9:33pm
    Guillermo del Toro The Wicked Lute Tavern Jan 31 2008, 1:39am
    Do us good Del Toro . . . One Ringer Send a private message to One Ringer Jan 31 2008, 12:21pm
    Thoughts on Del Toro merklynn Send a private message to merklynn Jan 31 2008, 5:22pm
        I guess the same grammaboodawg Send a private message to grammaboodawg Jan 31 2008, 5:38pm
            Consistency merklynn Send a private message to merklynn Jan 31 2008, 6:01pm
                tone, Continuity, and a little praise for Squire AinurOlorin Send a private message to AinurOlorin Feb 1 2008, 1:54am
                    PG-13 isn't just a rating stormcrow20 Send a private message to stormcrow20 Feb 1 2008, 7:04am

 
 
 

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