28 January 2008

Bilbo to battle Pan!

Not really, of course, but RealMovieNews.com reports that Guillermo del Toro ("Pan's Labyrinth") is the director chosen to helm the pair of "Hobbit" movies produced by Peter Jackson.

Here's a scene from the forthcoming film, acquired somehow in spite of the fact that filming begins in 2009. Magic. You can click it for a closeup.

In other news, a panel of Tolkien experts have ruled that "helm" is the perfect verb to use in a brief about Middle Earth.

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