Thursday, April 3, 2008

I Think The Hobbit Is Going To Happen

For some time, I've held back on convincing myself that THE HOBBIT would be GDT's next project.

"Still to early," I would tell myself. "A lot can happen."

While most have sat back with bated breath waiting for the announcement, I have kept an open mind that maybe, just maybe, Universal would swoop in and offer a project that GDT could not refuse - say, ATMOM, for example.

But I think it is time to say it - THE HOBBIT will be GDT's next project.

I've been watching the news, and GDT's posts, and it seems the path is clear, and its just a matter of dotting the i's and crossing the t's. Look at a few quotes from El Maestro in the past couple of days:

"I am dying to share news but I have to be patient and wait until the papers are done and my attachment is real. Nevertheless- a LOT of progress in defining the films, their cast and crew. And, may I add, we are all happily in synch about all creative aspects so far and all willing and eager to move forth. "

"All I can say is, creatively we are all in sync and eager to commit and move forward."

What can I say? With quotes like that, I'm convinced its going to happen. And I'm excited - although this will be around a five year commitment for GDT, the result is going to be two very exciting, staggeringly beautiful fantasy films. With monsters, and swords, and Hobbits, and wizards, and dragons...

To quote BACHELOR PARTY - "All the stuff that makes life worth living!"

1 comment:

Ryan said...

I was so happy when I heard Del Toro might take the helm. After seeing Pan's Labyrinth, he really is the best director for the job (save Peter Jackson) I really hope it happens, and that somehow I can work on it haha - any ideas how to get on The Hobbit production crew?