Ian McKellen was recently interviewed on the “Good Morning” show in New Zealand (clip below). A little after the four minute mark he’s asked about The Hobbit, which regarding the future of the movie, hopefully putting to an end all rumors about who might direct (Del Toro out, Peter Jackson maybe in, Neill Blomkamp rumored to be in, Neill Blomkamp never even asked to be in, Peter Jackson maybe in again, et cetera). Considering all the financial problems MGM is having, it might be for the best if they announce they’ve sold the rights to a studio with a better chance of finishing the project. Anyway, here’s part of what McKellen told the “Good Morning” show:
Well I’m not under contract and my time is running out and I’m enjoying working in the theater and frankly, I would like to race after doing Waiting For Godot, get on with doing another play but we’ll have to see. I don’t give the producers the impression that I’m sitting waiting. [BleedingCool]
So there it is. He won’t wait much longer, and an announcement’s coming. On the other hand, McKellen may be out of the loop on upcoming Hobbit announcements; last March he said the film would start shooting in June, and yet here it is July and I still don’t have my lawn chair set up outside the set while I wave a big foam hand and yell “Gandalf number one! Woooooo! I’m over 100 feet away it’s cool!”
[Inset pic via CollegeHumor]
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