Earlier today it was announced that the amazing Guillermo del Toro will be directing the upcoming The Hobbit movie. But that’s not all, he’ll also be directing a sequel to The Hobbit which deals with the 60 year period between where The Hobbit ends and Lord of the Rings begins. In fact he’s so commited to the movie that he’s moving to New Zealand for the next four years so he can film the movies back to back.
I’ve been a big fan of del Toro’s since I saw The Devil’s Backbone (which has one of the VERY best ghosts I’ve ever seen in a movie) and of course the amazing job he did on Pan’s Labyrinth as well. I think that he’ll do an amazing job, but it sucks that we all have to wait until 2011 and 2012 to see these movies!