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Rumor: David Yates Considered to Direct "The Hobbit"

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Posted by: Edward
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!

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61 Comments

Toby_metal_thumb
135 Points

Yates at first production meeting: ok, but instead of going to the lonely mountain to steal from a dragon, lets make up some weird, out of place fight sequence where thorin gets killed by a newly invented orc machine gun!

Posted by splinch on June 15, 2010, 02:32 PM report to moderator
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1486 Points

Well yates may have good directorial vision but to a certain extent he messed up hp…
all the best for the hobbit-)

Posted by rohit_ASP«Я☼AR» on June 15, 2010, 02:49 PM report to moderator
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1486 Points

Well yates may have good directorial vision but to a certain extent he messed up hp…
all the best for the hobbit-)

Posted by rohit_ASP«Я☼AR» on June 15, 2010, 02:50 PM report to moderator
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1486 Points

Well yates may have good directorial vision but to a certain extent he messed up hp…
all the best for the hobbit-)

Posted by rohit_ASP«Я☼AR» on June 15, 2010, 02:52 PM report to moderator
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1486 Points

Well yates may have good directorial vision but to a certain extent he messed up hp…
all the best for the hobbit-)

Posted by rohit_ASP«Я☼AR» on June 15, 2010, 02:52 PM report to moderator
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1486 Points

Well yates may have good directorial vision but to a certain extent he messed up hp…
nevertheless, all the best for the hobbit-)

Posted by rohit_ASP«Я☼AR» on June 15, 2010, 02:54 PM report to moderator
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879 Points

Oh, no, I hope not >< His HP movies have been the worst by far… and how could he POSSIBLY be considered to replace Guillermo Del Toro, who is a true genius? What a mess that would be…

Posted by deadtree ♥WBM♥ on June 15, 2010, 03:43 PM report to moderator
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1925 Points

i hope he does but i think peter jackson should

Posted by Parkinsonpansy on June 15, 2010, 04:14 PM report to moderator
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1985 Points

Um we can we have Peter Jackson do it instead if he’s available? Please?

Posted by jhangelgurl (ITC!) on June 15, 2010, 09:12 PM report to moderator
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924 Points

I love the variety of opinions of the HP fans…
Of all the directors of the HP series, I thought Cuaron was the worst!!!

Posted by sessionka oom4 CW on June 15, 2010, 10:44 PM report to moderator
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168 Points

NOOO!!!

Posted by lupintonksteddyfan99 on June 16, 2010, 01:02 AM report to moderator
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31 Points

I’ll belive it when I see it. Im beggining to think their just never going to make the hobbit. :( I hope some one does. Evevn then it will be a while before it comes out If they ever get around to getting someone to make it.

Posted by thatothergrace on June 16, 2010, 01:23 AM report to moderator
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889 Points

To those who think Yates did such a great job on the HP films …(I’m serious) ….. Is there another version out there that I’ve missed because the ones I’ve been looking at are so dark that I’m missing the greatness that you’re seeing? I ‘m kind of in the dark here . Is my version bad or is there’s an alternate version?

Posted by molly43 on June 16, 2010, 02:01 AM report to moderator
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52447 Points

NO! Not David Yates! Never!
He completely killed OOTP and HBP!

Posted by WhyAllTheGlitter™ on June 16, 2010, 09:23 AM report to moderator
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125 Points

NO WAY!! He has to focus on Harry Potter!He might be good at “the Hobbit” but the director of the “Lord of the Rings” series was A-MA-ZING!

Posted by hpemmapie on June 16, 2010, 01:07 PM report to moderator
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