Del Toro Says Hobbit Deal Unsure

Think “Pan’s Labyrinth” helmer Guillermo Del Toro is all set to direct the upcoming film adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien’s “The Hobbit”? Think again.

“The reality is that the Hobbit story has broken early because the negotiations have not ended and The Hobbit is not a sure thing…The reality is, I will know that it’s happening when we have the final word and I am fully and officially on board” Del Toro tells Total Film.

He adds that “I think what happens very often is that these rumours have a way of becoming real or not. I don’t expect The Hobbit to be troublesome. But you know, then again, it may never happen… or it may!”.

Does he want to do it? “I would LOVE it. I bought all the Tolkein books that were available in Mexico when I was 11 years old, but the one that I read at 11 years old was The Hobbit. So it left an indelible mark in my imagination.”