Hey, guess what: We still don't know who's going to direct The Hobbit! Ever since Guillermo Del Toro ditched directing duties on the two-part Lord of the Rings prequel, a number of different names have been popping up as different sites look to their super secret sources in the hopes someone will slip them a worthwhile contender. The latest name to pop up by way of TheOneRing.net (who originally broke the Del Toro news) was that of District 9 helmer Neill Blomkamp.
Blomkamp made sense because of his close relationship with Peter Jackson, but what didn't make sense was the fact that Blomkamp was supposed to be working on a new sci-fi film that was announced earlier this year. Did that project suddenly disappear? Well no, it didn't -- according to Vulture (who spoke with Blomkamp's agency), he's still hard at work on the new sci-fi flick, titled Elysium, and he won't be directing The Hobbit. In fact, he was never offered the position, nor has anyone from MGM/United Artists or Warner Bros. contacted his agency regarding the project.
So now we're back to square one. Look for a new director to climb onboard The Hobbit in July, and we should probably expect an announcement to come during Comic Con. Until then ... anyone know any Hobbit games we can play?