Posts Tagged ‘Tolkien’

Guillermo del Toro quits as the Hobbit director!

May 31, 2010

An awesome¬†director said enuffzenuff after years of delays. Del Toro directed Pan’s Labyrinth and Hellboy movies, giving all of them an outlandish fantasy feel that would have been perfect for a Hobbit adaptation. His intent was to go with Tolkien’s style over his own, but I had no doubt he could do the job better than any other director out there. Instead we’ll probably get Peter Jackson stepping in (do you see him handing it over to someone else?). That’s alright, I guess, but it’s disappointing.


Tolkien’s new book out tomorrow!

May 4, 2009

Tomorrow’s the day for the new J.R.R. Tolkien book, The Legend of Sigurd and Gidrun. It’s a long set of two verses based on 1000-year old Nordic legends. There’s a good article on it here, and more info on the Tolkien site. Over the past few years I’ve not been into the fantasy books much, so I don’t know if I’ll be first in line for this. But if you see more Nordic swordsmen and hobbits than usual out by the bookstores, that’s why.