Guillermo Del Toro: The Hobbit Will Not Be in 3D


3D Hobbit? Not so according to director Guillermo del Toro. Rumors have been flying that del Toro was planning to take Tolkien’s classic and turn it into a 3D Hobbit Experience.

A poll among “Hobbit” fans at produced a definite thumbs down to the 3D idea that was circulating. The posts in their forum are overwhelmingly opposed to the idea. 74% voted against the The Hobbit in 3D.

The website then asked the director if there were any truth to the rumors they were hearing about The Hobbit films in 3D. Here’s his reply:

“I can safely say that, as of this moment, there are absolutely NO conversations about doing the HOBBIT films in 3D.”

Now, I would say this should end the speculation except for one little detail about del Toro’s response. He said “as of this moment” which of course could unintentionally keep the speculation open for what could happen at a later moment. The response might turn down the heat on the rumor, but those four words could leave little embers still burning.

The first film is scheduled for release in 2011.

What do you Hobbit fans think? To 3D or not 3D?  That is the question!

Robin Ruinsky has been a writer since penning her autobiography in fourth grade. Along the way she's studied theater at Syracuse University, worked with Woody Allen starring most of the time on the cutting room floor. A segue into the punk rock scene followed but writing was always the main focus. She writes for various crafty, artsy magazines about people who make craftsy, artsy collectible things. But her first love is writing fiction and film criticism which some people think are the same thing.

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