Artificial Continuum

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Ever since Guillermo Del Toro exited the adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkein's Lord of the Rings prequel the Hobbit earlier this month, the search has been on for a new director. Dozens of names have been tossed around including such fantasy veterans as Peter Jackson and David Yates.

However, Lord of the Rings fansite claims to have uncovered new information on the subject. An inside source claims that District 9 director, and protege of Peter Jackson, Neill Blomkamp may be leading the next voyage through Middle Earth: "We did receive a spy report that stated it as cold, hard, unsurprising fact. We haven't been able to get a verification but the tip stated some other information on the side that fits with other info from other sources. A bunch of little pieces of information, some rock solid, some unclear, start to form a big picture that looks like it could have Blomkamp in it."

Despite the chaos behind the scenes, The Hobbit is reportedly moving foward in production. Casting and set design has been underway since May, and such actors as Ian McKellan have stated numerous times that the film will indeed happen.


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