Guillermo del Toro to direct “The Hobbit”

by Matthew Price Modified: April 22, 2013 at 2:10 pm •  Published: February 4, 2008

IGN is reporting that “Pan’s Labyrinth” director Guillermo del Toro has been signed to direct “The Hobbit.”

The “Hellboy” director will work with Peter Jackson, who directed the three “Lord of the Rings” films. Jackson will stay on as executive producer of the two planned “Hobbit” films.  The announcement was made at the French premiere of the Spanish film “The Orphanage,” which was produced by del Toro.

Production is expected to begin in 2009.

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Features Editor Matthew Price has worked for The Oklahoman since 2000. He’s a University of Oklahoma graduate who has also worked at the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette and was a Dow Jones Newspaper Fund intern for the Dallas Morning News. He’s...
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