Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Blomkamp Out for Directing The Hobbit

What the rumor gods giveth, they taketh away as The New York Magazine is reporting that Neill Blomkamp (District 9) is not going to direct The Hobbit. Instead his next project will be Elysium, a sci-fi project he created. Previously, The One Ring has reported that multiple sources indicated he was in the running but apparently it was more of a set visit/consultation rather than interview for the job.

"An insider at his agency, William Morris Endeavor, confirms to Vulture that not only is Blomkamp not doing the movie, no one from MGM/United Artists or Warner Bros. has even contacted them about his directing the film." Oh well, sounds like back to square one on the directing issue. This means Peter Jackson may be forced to take the helm, good news for fans, and probably not so much good for PJ.

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