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    June 8, 2010


    Last week, Green Tea Movie joined the whole world in grieving in the departure of director Guillermo del Toro from the production of The Hobbit. The MGM and Warner Bros' production that adapts the prequel of Lord of the Rings trilogy book by J.R.R. Tolkien. Many were left devastated with the news and now attention seems to focus on why he left, who is the new director for The Hobbit and what will be the next for Guillermo del Toro?


    I can tell you that what you read next may help to answer at least two of the question. It seems that Guillermo del Toro left us a message at TheOneRing.net (via Screen Rant). From what I have read, I believe it's no easy decision for him to make, considering The Hobbit is one of those movie that will change your life forever. I think I'll just leave you the link here (http://newboards.theonering.net/forum/gforum/perl/gforum.cgi?do=post_view_threaded;post=261703;sb=post_time;so=DESC;), go and read his words on why he left the production. Maybe you can guess it right - it's all about commitment after all that matters. So who should continue the task left by del Toro? Peter Jackson? He said he will only do it if he had to. I have also enlisted my own three favourite directors to continue his work. Alfonso Cuaron? A good choice, why not considering they have been friends and their visionary reminiscent to each other. Or maybe others like Neill Blomkamp?


    Leaving The Hobbit would mean that there are plenty of contracts pouring in for him. As far as I am concerned, he is attached to various projects like four picture deals with Universal on Frankenstein, Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde's movie, a classic adaptation of Slaughterhouse-Five, vampire novel Drood and Universal's At The Mountain Of Madness. With so many projects in his plate (at least been rumoured to do), will he still have time or room for another one? Yes. The Playlist reports the latest rumour that he might direct The Great and Powerful Oz (the prequel of The Wizard Of Oz), joining other previously rumoured (also been mentioned here at GTM) directors like Sam Mendes, Adam Shankman and Timur Bekmambetov.

    Well, I am impressed and very pleased that this is one piece of a rumour. Even if in the end of the day when this rumour turns out to be real, del Toro's directing suits the Oz prequel a lot because of his smart outing in making a fantasy-filled and dark environment for the prequel. Well, it's all rumours folks!

    SOURCES: Screen Rant, TheOneRing(dot)net, The Playlist
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