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.


  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


  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

  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.

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

  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.

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