No official comment, but insiders say its true: Guillermo del Toro will direct the 2 new movies based on the The Hobbit and other works by author JRR Tolkien.

We first heard this would happen a month ago, and since then names like Frank Darabont (Shawshank Redemption, The Mist) and Sam Raimi (Spider-Man, Army Of Darkness) have made the rounds. Now it seems the del Toro, who’s pulp and fantasy epics Hellboy and Pan’s Labyrinth were so enjoyable, is going to bring about his vision of Middle Earth.

Expect an official announcement soon that Peter Jackson’s Mexican Doppleganger will pick up one of the great film series ever.

Source: Eonline