Well, he isn’t on our list of directors that should take on The Hobbit. With the recent departure of Del Toro from The Hobbit, many people were left wondering who would take over the director’s chair. /Film tells us that the role may go to David Yates. You may remember Yates from some of his outings with the Harry Potter films for which he is most well known for. He has just finished shooting the last of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II, which hits theaters July 15th, 2011. Part 1 comes out this November.
The man does have experience with adapting fantasy novels for the big screen, and he has done a fairly good job with Harry Potter. While he is no Del Toro, I think Yates just may be able to pull off the task.
This is not yet confirmed and is merely a rumor. Although with the recent news about the film starting to shoot by the end of the year I’m guessing they have to find a director pretty quick.
What do you think of Yates as the director for The Hobbit?