"I'm not trying to honor either my style or what I'm gravitating normally towards. I know that for a fact I gravitated towards the novel. So there's something there that echoes with me very strongly, which is not the case with most fantasy, in my case."
"It's just Internet conversation. It's nothing true, I'm afraid. I've not been contacted by anybody to do with The Hobbit..."
The Daily Express has posted an article claiming that, "Industry insiders insist the 29-year-old is in 'pole position' to land the prestigious role."
Peter Jackson and Guillermo Del Toro today hosted a chat in which they answered fans' questions about The Hobbit and its companion film--or "film 2" as they called it--and gave some great details on their thoughts and where/what/when things are happening.
Peter Jackson and Guillermo del Toro invite you to a live internet chat about The Hobbit on May 24/25!
"Yes, it's true. I spoke to Guillermo in the very room that Peter Jackson offered me the part."
"It's my personal belief that in the next four of five days ... we will know if we were able to conclude every legal thing that is pending for me to be able to do it or not..."
Prospective director states there's been "a lot of movement" in bringing him on board to direct the two-part Hobbit film.
Ian McKellen has updated his personal blog, answering fans questions, and seemingly confirming that Guillermo Del Toro will be directing The Hobbit!
The Tolkien Trust is looking to terminate New Line's rights to The Hobbit, which would bring it's production.
Howard Shore, the Oscar-winning composer of Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings films, has stated in an interview with iF Magazine that he hopes to compose the score to The Hobbit.
Director of Pan's Labyrinth in talks to helm both of The Hobbit films.
"If I'm asked to go back and revisit that character and it makes sense, I would love to. I would absolutely love to."
In a recent interview posted today at PopMatters, Christopher Lee expresses interest in reprising his role as Saruman in Peter Jackson's slated Hobbit + Sequel films.
Jim posts this exciting bit of news over at MarketSaw: "Folks - the strong word from my embedded sources at Weta is that Peter Jackson will play host to key insider people for a rather large scale discussion on what 3D options to elect for "The Hobbit" Part 1 & Part 2 and the original "Lord of the Rings" trilogy. No date for the meeting is known yet, but the personel are being lined up as you read this post."