Tuesday, June 1, 2010

This Ain't Good...

Looks like "The Hobbit" movie is in big trouble. I've been waiting for something, ANYTHING to come of this since it was announced a couple of years ago, but nothing has materialized. When they signed director Guillermo Del Toro I was very interested to see what he would do with it, but still nothing came about. Now, as tired as I am of waiting Mr. Del Toro is apparently even more tired of waiting than I am and has quit the production.

Apparently MGM is in a huge financial hole ($3.7 billion) and can't get things going until its solved, so this is very bad news for anyone hoping to see Smaug grace our movie screens anytime in the near future.

7 comments:

  1. On the other hand he might start working on "At the mountains of madness" which IMHO is a much better story ;P

    Flame on! :D

    Grue

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  2. Why can't anyone seem to make a decent Cthulhu movie?? Seems like a no-brainer to me, but I'm not a director so what do I know.

    Cloverfield would have been better if it was Cthulhu-field

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  3. Not good at all. I'm less concerned about de Toro leaving that I am that MGM's woes may deep-six the entire project.

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  4. there's a rumor that Jackson may direct it himself, but that is all moot if MGM can't get their act together

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  5. Sad, esp. since the Hobbit films would likely solve their money troubles. Then again, spending a ton to make up the difference probably isn't a great business strategy. I imagine that's why I'm not a studio boss.

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  6. Maybe they should just sell it to the Sci Fi channel and see what they can do with Photoshop and some midgets

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