Update: David Yates Denies Being Offered “The Hobbit”

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Jun 16, 2010

Posted by John Admin

As you may remember, two days ago we told you about a rumor that Harry Potter director David Yates was being considered to take over the director’s chair for “The Hobbit.” Mr. Yates’s representatives have since responded to these claims, saying that they are “not true at all.”





16 Responses to Update: David Yates Denies Being Offered “The Hobbit”

Avatar Imagefloridianhp says: thank god!Avatar Imagefloridianhp says: oh! first comment again! :)Avatar ImageSmitch says: "thank god!" hahaha - that's genuine relief! I'm really not sure. I don't know enough about each director, or the film industry to make a judgement on that. Well, I suppose I'm an avid reader and film-goer...why do I not have a super strong opinion on Yates? I should watch more of his stuff. Any suggestions? Avatar ImageSmitch says: "thank god!" hahaha - that's genuine relief! I'm really not sure. I don't know enough about each director, or the film industry to make a judgement on that. Well, I suppose I'm an avid reader and film-goer...why do I not have a super strong opinion on Yates? I should watch more of his stuff. Any suggestions? Avatar ImageAmishPatronus66 says: Thank God is right! He'd have Bilbo hitting on random waitresses at The Prancing Pony, and Death Eaters burning down Bag End....bad stuff, people; Bad Random Added Stuff That Shouldn't Be There. No Yates!Avatar Imagejhangelgurl says: Wonder who is going to direct it then?Avatar Imageazaadpotter says: Bad luck David :(Avatar ImageDeliaDee says: This is the best news I've heard all month. Mr. Yates is very good at TV movies but I think he's proven quite well that he cannot do feature and/or fantasy films. That's nothing to be ashamed of. What he does well, he does very well. But we all would have been much better off if they'd hired a director who'd actually made a feature film before his first turn at Harry. I simply don't think he should have gotten his feet wet, with regard to both feature films and fantasy, on this franchise. His lack of experience is still blatantly obvious and it's not fair to us.Avatar ImageMidnightSun321 says: Not to sound mean but 'Phew!'! I'm sorry but it's really hard to do a film like that after Peter Jackson totally aced it (< I can't believe I just said something like that :P)! David Yates is a good director... just not as good as others :) @AmishPatronus66, loving the comment about Bilbo hitting on waitresses ;)Avatar ImageNumeroUnoFan says: peter jackson it isAvatar ImageGryffindor Cutie says: Well good because honestly I believe that The Hobbit should stay with Peter Jackson. The LoTR films belong to him.Avatar Imagekbicprez says: HALLELUJAH! I think Yates has proven that directing fantasy films is not his strong point.Avatar ImageScarStruck says: THANK GOD!!!!! OMG!! I also read the Peter Jackson stated that he "may be ready to step up" form his producers chair.EEEEEEEEEEEP!!!♥Avatar ImageGiant Squid says: Thats fine! I don't even know what the Hobbit is!Avatar ImageWON_TWO says: Thanks be to Providence for small miracles!Avatar ImageSlytherin Boy 2010 says: LOR movies are good

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