Yay! Sir Ian McKellen has confirmed to be back in the Hobbit as Gandy~!!! (BBC report here) *cheers*
Guillermo del Toro (Pan’s Labyrinth, Hellboy) will be the director of the 2 Hobbit movies (out in 2010 and 2011), while Peter Jackson and Fran Walsh will be the producer (wonder if Barrie Osborne will co-produce…?) Movie 1 will be based on the Hobbit (‘duh… ‘) while Movie 2 will be the link between the Hobbit and the LOTR trilogy…. LOTR purists will scream about this, methinks… But I’m keeping an open mind and see how it’ll turn out….
Besides, I really hope they drag David Wenham and Sean Bean back as Faramir and Boromir~ *grins*
Wonder what they’ll call the 2nd Hobbit movie…. The Hobbit 2 just sounds lame…