Director Guillermo Del Toro has announced
that he will no longer be directing The Hobbit, and has made a follow up statement
today. Speculation is rife
as to what he might work on next, having given up that massive commitment. Some
, based on this AICN interview promoting the movie Splice, that going forwards with his adaptation
of HP Lovecraft's At The Mountains of Madness
may be on his mind again.
Sure, Peter Jackson's
might be the most famous, and you've probably all heard of Ralph Bakshi's animated version
and the Rankin-Bass one
, but did you know that there have been other cinematic adaptations of J. R. R. Tolkien's works? Take a look at this 1960s musical adaptation of The Hobbit
, for instance, or a 1940s Warner Bros. version of the complete trilogy
. (Movie downloads require Quicktime.)
So who saw LOTR?
What did you think of it? Were you thrilled like Harry Knowles
? Or did you feel closer to Roger Ebert's 3 stars out of 4
review? I just saw it and was more disappointed than I thought I'd be...