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OFFICIAL HOBBIT ANNOUNCEMENT - BREAKING NEWS!
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BardLaketown
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Apr 24 2008, 11:04pm

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BREAKING NEWS: Hellboy and Pan's Labyrinth director Guillermo del Toro will spend four years in New Zealand making two films based on The Lord of the Rings prequel The Hobbit, it was confirmed today.


The official announcement was made in Hollywood by Lord of the Rings director Peter Jackson - who will co-produce The Hobbit - fellow producer Fran Walsh, and executives from New Line Cinema and MGM.

Jackson and Walsh said del Toro was "a genuine storyteller" of outstanding ability.

"A true original, Guillermo is a cinematic magician who has never lost his child-like sense of wonder. He understands that the fantastic must be grounded in the real and that all stories are only ever a reflection of ourselves," say Jackson and Walsh.

"We have long admired Guillermo's work and cannot think of a more inspired filmmaker to take the journey back to Middle-earth. We are delighted ‘The Hobbit' is in such trustworthy hands."

Del Toro said he considered himself "blessed" to become part of the filmmaking community in New Zealand.

The Mexican-born filmmaker will base himself in New Zealand for four years to work with Wingnut Films and Weta production teams.

The two films will be shot back to back.

Del Toro's films include The Devil's Backbone, Blade II, and the Oscar-winning Pan's Labyrinth. His latest movie, Hellboy II: The Golden Army is due for release in July.

http://www.stuff.co.nz/stuff/4496833a1870.html


Guillermo del Toro to direct 'Hobbit'

Filmmaker signs on helm feature and sequel In a major step forward on "The Hobbit," Guillermo del Toro has signed on to direct the New Line-MGM tentpole and its sequel.

The widely expected announcement came Thursday afternoon jointly from exec producers Peter Jackson and Fran Walsh, New Line president Toby Emmerich and Mary Parent, the newly named chief of MGM's Worldwide Motion Picture Group.
Del Toro's moving to New Zealand for the next four years to work with Jackson and his Wingnut and WETA production teams. He'll direct the two films back to back, with the sequel which will deal with the 60-year period between "The Hobbit" and "The Fellowship of the Ring," the first of the "Lord of the Rings" trilogy.
New Line is overseeing development and will manage production. Both pics are being co-produced and co-financed by New Line Cinema and MGM, with Warner Bros. distributing domestically and MGM handling international.
Del Toro most recently helmed "Pan's Labyrinth," released through New Line's Picturehouse. The fantasy set a record as the highest grossing Spanish language film in U.S. box office history.

http://www.variety.com/...tegoryid=13&cs=1


(This post was edited by BardLaketown on Apr 24 2008, 11:14pm)


One Ringer
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Apr 24 2008, 11:11pm

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YES! IT'S TIME TO GO THERE AND BACK AGAIN! [In reply to] Can't Post

Thank you! Thank you! THANK YOU! *drops to knees* THANK YOU!

Finally, The Hobbit is coming! Go Del Toro! Also, it's great to hear Pete and Fran being there to confirm it! YEAH! SmileSmileSmile

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JRandomRohirrim
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Apr 24 2008, 11:15pm

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Finally!! Some Good News Today!!! [In reply to] Can't Post

Yeah, it would have been great if PJ could have done it, but after seein Pan's Labyrinth, I think The Hobbit will be TERRIFIC!

Excellent!


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BuckyUnderbelly
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Apr 24 2008, 11:16pm

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WOOOOO-HOOOOOOO!!!!! [In reply to] Can't Post

I can't tell you how freaking PSYCHED I am right now!!!

THANK YOU, GDT!!!

THANK YOU, PJ!!!

THANK YOU, TORn!!!!

THANK YOU, EVERYBODY!!


"In Hollywood the screenplay is a fire hydrant. And there's a line of dogs around the block." -- Frank Miller


Kimi
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Apr 24 2008, 11:18pm

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Well, that rates a SQUEE! / [In reply to] Can't Post

 


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Apr 24 2008, 11:19pm

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AHA! I guessed right!.... [In reply to] Can't Post

My guess was for the 24th and I was right! Cool

Cool... now get on with it already! Tongue

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KateTheHobbit
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Apr 24 2008, 11:20pm

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HALLELUJAH! [In reply to] Can't Post

Cheers, woo-hoo, hallelujah, and Holy Hoppin' Hobbits!!!!!!!!

THANK YOU PJ THANK YOU GDT THANK YOU PJ THANK YOU GDT THANK YOU PJ THANK YOU GDT THANK YOU PJ THANK YOU GDT THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU.


And now we celebrate!


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Starling
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Apr 24 2008, 11:22pm

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Yeeeeeeeehaaaaaaaaa!!!!!! [In reply to] Can't Post

Now, all of you, peel yourselves away from those computers, go and have a shower and get yourselves something to eat. (After you have posted, of course) Laugh


dernwyn
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Apr 24 2008, 11:24pm

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Congratulations, Mr. del Toro! [In reply to] Can't Post

Or...can we all just call you "Guillermo" now? Smile

And be sure to pop in here whenever you've a moment to spare!

Although we've got the feeling you're going to be joyously busy for the next four years, for some strange reason...Laugh!

*tosses yellow and green biodegradable confetti*

Can we all breathe now? Cool


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grammaboodawg
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Apr 24 2008, 11:25pm

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OOOOMMMMMGGGGGGGGG *bursts into tears* [In reply to] Can't Post

Is this it!? iis it real? Our admins... is this it! ??


THANK YOU PETER!!!!! THANK YOU FOr never giving up! THank you..

OMG! it's finally happeanaing...



Major cirsis. I have to change my footer?


I"ve gotta run outside.


FINALLYL FINALY! Welcome to the family, Mr. Del Toro! It's an hoonour to finally get to really meet you!


OMG!!!!! WHERE'S MY NITRO!?



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Starling
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Apr 24 2008, 11:25pm

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'Replied' to you in my excitement [In reply to] Can't Post

It was meant to be a general reply, but while I'm, here, well done for getting the riddle!


SandWitch King
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Apr 24 2008, 11:26pm

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I should have posted the Doug Adams story much sooner [In reply to] Can't Post

I kept NOT posting that story because I didn't want to have it get swamped by GDT news. As soon as I did. *KABOOM*

I should have made Murphy's Law work for me much sooner.

Great news! Congrats to my fellow fans, we will have a good time for the next few years.

Pop them corks!

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BuckyUnderbelly
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Apr 24 2008, 11:26pm

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Ahhh! [In reply to] Can't Post

Yup. Now it's time for a bath and a good, long nap!

Hopefully we'll get some cast and crew confirmations soon, but after that we'll have ages to wait before things are really rolling in earnest on the production.

I guess we'll just have to crank up our Anticipation Clocks once again!

Isn't it delightfully sadistic what we put ourselves through?


"In Hollywood the screenplay is a fire hydrant. And there's a line of dogs around the block." -- Frank Miller

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Starling
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Apr 24 2008, 11:27pm

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*Passes large box of tissues and a glass of bubbly* :-D // [In reply to] Can't Post



Nienna
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Apr 24 2008, 11:30pm

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Oh Wow! [In reply to] Can't Post

It's happened!! Our depression of this morning was all for nothing!
I'm all prepared for this adventure - where are we going?


KateTheHobbit
Bree


Apr 24 2008, 11:30pm

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The picture of PJ and GDT... [In reply to] Can't Post

In that picture of PJ and Guillermo (which I think is a great picture, btw), does anyone else notice that Guillermo looks like he just won the lottery or somesuch? Well.... I think this might actually be better than the lottery. Laugh

Ah, we must all rejoice!


grammaboodawg
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Apr 24 2008, 11:30pm

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Our Wizards! [In reply to] Can't Post



Well done, gentlemen. Well done. *twitch*

Now GET BUSY! :D

*flying-tackle hug*



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Garfeimao
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Apr 24 2008, 11:31pm

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Let the party begin [In reply to] Can't Post

Time to celebrate, big time. I'm going to so distracted the rest of the afternoon here at work. Sheesh.


This is awesome news, woohoo.

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MsC
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Apr 24 2008, 11:31pm

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vtboyarc
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Apr 24 2008, 11:33pm

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yay!!!! [In reply to] Can't Post

wow, this is exciting news!!!!!
"Del Toro’s moving to New Zealand for the next four years to work with Jackson and his Wingnut and WETA production teams. He’ll direct the two films back to back, with the sequel which will deal with the 60-year period between “The Hobbit” and “The Fellowship of the Ring,” the first of the “Lord of the Rings” trilogy."

The next 4 years!!!! wow thats a long time!! And I'm really pleased to see that Weta is going to be involved!!! It wouldn't be the same without them!!
So we also know that the sequel will deal with the 60 years after The Hobbit before LotR!!! This is interesting!! I guess this mostly comes from the RotK appendices and Unfinished Tales. I'm going to start reading over that time period as soon as I can! Not to mention The Hobbit!!!!!

I noticed how thin PJ looks, so different from the filming of LotR.

Theres some good in this world, Mr. Frodo, and its worth fighting for.


Magpie
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Apr 24 2008, 11:35pm

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Hey, guys! Guillermo is over on the movie board [In reply to] Can't Post

... and this time I'm letting him stay.

Guillermo's thread

oops. missed MsC's post alerting you to this. But what they hey... can't have too many alerts, can we?



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Araniel
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Apr 24 2008, 11:41pm

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Yay! [In reply to] Can't Post

Talk about luck - I was going to sleep but decided to check TORn just one more time, and - Taadaa! Smile


This is great news! (So great I couldn't resist any longer - I had to join the forum) Lovely! Fabulous! Magnificent! Wonderful! Etc! (You get the picture...)Laugh

Congratulations to Mr Del Toro!


Can't wait for the next piece of news now...
But first... sleep


grammaboodawg
Immortal


Apr 24 2008, 11:41pm

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It's finally happening. [In reply to] Can't Post



... in my heaven...



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Compa_Mighty
Tol Eressea


Apr 24 2008, 11:42pm

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Beautiful! [In reply to] Can't Post

It was about time! Thanks a lot for posting it!

Here's to Del Toro becoming the Irvin Kershner of Middle Earth!

Essay winner of the Show us your Hobbit Pride Giveway!


hatster
Rohan


Apr 24 2008, 11:44pm

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I defer to gramma [In reply to] Can't Post

she always has the best squeeeee twitch anticipatory yelp :-)

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