Del Toro confirms Hobbit role

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Entertainment Weekly is reporting that Mexican film-maker Guillermo Del Toro has confirmed he is likely to direct ‘The Hobbit’ and a sequel to be shot in New Zealand – however the deal has yet to be signed off by New Line Cinema and exec producers Peter Jackson and Fran Walsh.

Del Toro, best known for the films ‘Pan’s Labyrinth’ and ‘Hellboy’, had been rumored since January to be directing the $US150 million film.

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