Monday, April 28, 2008

Can this possibly work out well?

Guillermo del Toro has been selected to direct the planned Hobbit movies [produced by Peter Jackson]. This makes del Toro seem like kind of a doubtful choice...
...[H]asn't anybody noticed that del Toro has repeatedly said he doesn't like Tolkien, and that he never finished reading "The Lord of the Rings"? Here's what he told me in Cannes in 2006, when I asked him about the influence of Tolkien and C.S. Lewis on his own work: "I was never into heroic fantasy. At all. I don't like little guys and dragons, hairy feet, hobbits - I've never been into that at all. I don't like sword and sorcery, I hate all that stuff."

Let's see, he doesn't like "little guys and dragons" or hairy-footed hobbits, and "The Hobbit" would be a movie about what, exactly? ....
Thanks to Peter Suderman at The American Scene for the reference.

Guillermo del Toro to make "Hobbit" films: Bleah! - Beyond the Multiplex -

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