Was Guillermo del Toro fired from The Hobbit?
But The Hobbit, a two-part prequel to Peter Jackson’s award-winning films, is in crisis after director Guillermo del Toro today said he was quitting the production. The announcement follows a series of setbacks that have plagued the film since its inception and will come as a blow to Jackson, its executive producer.
Are there two versions of The Hobbit?
The Hobbit has been published in two editions. The second intended to be more in tune with The Lord of the Rings. For example, the first edition makes a reference to “tomatoes”, which was altered to “pickles” by Tolkien in the second.
Are all 3 Hobbit movies based on one book?
The films are based on the 1937 novel The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien, with large portions of the trilogy inspired by the appendices to The Return of the King, which expand on the story told in The Hobbit, as well as new material and characters written especially for the films.
How did they make 3 movies out of The Hobbit?
In a documentary that appeared as a bonus feature on the home media release of The Hobbit, the celebrated director and his crew revealed that a disorganized production and a lack of planning time after taking over from del Toro played a part in turning the 300-odd page novel into a trilogy of movies.
Why did Peter Jackson change The Hobbit so much?
The reason Jackson initially opted not to direct The Hobbit was to avoid the problem of competing with his Lord of the Rings trilogy, but if production had started from scratch after he did find himself in the director’s chair, or if the issues with del Toro had been resolved, The Hobbit may have been more on par with …
Why is Peter Jackson not making movies?
Was he sick and tired of creating Middle-earth content? Nope. His schedule just didn’t line up. Payne simply states, “We reached out to Peter [Jackson], but between COVID and his schedules and our schedules, didn’t manage to actually ever get together for coffee, but certainly would love to at some point.”
Was Peter Jackson a LOTR fan?
“I read ‘Lord of the Rings’ first as a 17 year-old,” Jackson told Variety. “I wasn’t one of those avid fans who read it every year.