According to The Hollywood Reporter and Ain’t It Cool News, fan fave director Guillermo Del Toro will direct THE HOBBIT, in two new films. Of course, THE HOBBIT is the prequel story to the epic LORD OF THE RINGS trilogy and this new series is being produced by Peter Jackson. Horror fans are familiar with Jackson’s humble beginnings with BAD TASTE and DEAD ALIVE. Del Toro is most well-know for THE DEVIL’S BACKBONE, BLADE 2, HELLBOY, MIMIC and most recently his masterpiece PAN’S LABYRINTH. Personally speaking, I’d say he’s the perfect choice to carry on with the LOTR’s films from Jackson!