Del Toro Confirmed for Hobbit

Confirmed by Variety, that Guillmero has signed on to direct The Hobbit.

In a major step forward on “The Hobbit,” Guillermo del Toro has signed on to direct the New
Line-MGM tentpole and its sequel.

The widely expected announcement — which had been rumored for several
weeks — came Thursday afternoon jointly from exec producers Peter Jackson and Fran Walsh, New Line president Toby Emmerich, and Mary Parent, newly named chief of MGM’s Worldwide Motion Picture Group.

This will be good news for Rob, more so then me, cause we thought the deal was made months ago. Can’t wait to see Del Toro’s take on the franchise, cause he is a master storyteller.