January 28th, 2008
There's no question del Toro has what it takes to make a good fantasy film, but part of me wonders why we need to return to Middle Earth at all. Will The Hobbit, a smaller and less epic story, get the audiences New Line is hoping for to return the cinema seven years after the release of The Return of the King?
(My customary pessimism about the prospects for belated prequels/sequels is kicking in big-time.)
[Via Ghost in the Machine]