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    Tue, 01 Jun 2010 09:44:31

    Guillermo del Toro Quits <i>The Hobbit</i> - Director/producer leaves the prequels due to filming delays

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    Time is money, especially in Hollywood. Director/producer Guillermo del Toro has exited The Hobbit and the other subsequent Lord of the Rings prequels, due to issues with MGM, the company releasing the films. He will not be directing the films, but he will continue to co-author the screenplays for them. Del Toro's exit could seriously hamper the films and any future progress, which is especially disturbing, since the films are considered to be tent pole franchises that will rake in the cash for the studios. In a statement, del Toro said that the difficult decision to step away from the film came after the film's start dates kept getting delayed and he had to keep moving forward with his life. I can't say I blame him.

    How will del Toro's exit effect The Hobbit films? Which is your favorite of the Lord of the Rings trilogy?

    —Amy Sciarretto
    06.01.10




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