Director quits 'Hobbit' film over production delay

FILE - In this Aug. 19, 2008 file photo, Mexican director Guillermo del Toro poses for the media during a photo call to promote the movie "Hellboy 2-The Golden Army" in Berlin. Del Toro said Monday, May 31, 2010, that production delays have forced him to quit the planned film version of J.R.R. Tolkien's "The Hobbit," a two-part prequel to New Zealand filmmaker Peter Jackson's blockbuster trilogy "Lord of the Rings." (AP Photo/Miguel Villagran, File) (AP Photo/Miguel Villagran, File)

May 31, 2010 5:53:52 AM PDT
Hollywood director Guillermo del Toro said Monday that production delays have forced him to quit the planned film version of J.R.R. Tolkien's "The Hobbit," a two-part prequel to New Zealand filmmaker Peter Jackson's blockbuster trilogy "Lord of the Rings."

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