Rumor: David Yates Considered to Direct "The Hobbit"
June 14, 2010, 05:00 PM
Rumors have been cropping up on the internet in the past few weeks regarding Harry Potter director David Yates possibly being in the running to take over the production of the film, "The Hobbit." As movie buffs will know, director Guillermo Del Toro ("Pan's Labyrinth") stepped away from the the director's chair of "The Hobbit" recently, which has caused much speculation as to who would be his replacement. Today, SlashFilm.com is reporting the rumor that Harry Potter director David Yates is the frontrunner to direct the film. This information is also being reported by CinemaBlend.com, which notes "that "industry insider tracking boards" have it that Yates is the studio's top choice to take over. It's worth noting that the studio in this case is MGM, which is famously mired in financial troubles and may not even be able to fund the film any time soon. It's also worth noting that Yates just wrapped production on the final Harry Potter film and will be spending the next few months locked in an edit room."
While this is indeed an exciting report, it is still very much a rumor, and will stay listed as such until official word comes from the studio or Mr. Yates' camp.
Thanks to HPANA
for the heads up!
NOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!! He butchered OOTP and HBP, if he destroys a film in the only other series I’m absolutley obsessed with I will die!! BLUHHH!!!! I want ♥Peter Jackson!!!!!! >=( is incedibley angry that anyone would ever think of letting David Yates near The Hobbit
I have enjoyed Yates films and think he did a fair job making movies out of books that would be difficult to translate into film as seen fit by fans. However, why would you have another director do any of Tolkiens movies when he did such an amazing job on the first 3. Lets get the director from the Matrix to do a love story?? Side Note: I still think that Tim Burton would have created an amazing Harry Potter movie. Does anyone know if he was ever considered? To me, he is the natural choice.
It doesn’t really matter much to me. I read “The Hobbit”, which led me to LOTR. I loved LOTR, and I loved Peter Jackson’s interpretation. I’m not excited about a “Hobbit” movie at all.