It was announced on TheOneRing.net yesterday that the Mexican director would still be co-writing the screenplays with The Lord of the Ring's Peter Jackson, Philippa Boyens and Fran Walsh. “In light of ongoing delays in the setting of a start date for filming The Hobbit, I am faced with the hardest decision of my life”, said Guillermo. “After nearly two years of living, breathing and designing a world as rich as Tolkien’s Middle Earth, I must, with great regret, take leave from helming these wonderful pictures."
Over 200 items relating to the young comic book adventurer Tintin were sold off at the Drouot-Montaigne auction house in Paris Saturday. In total, the lot went for 1.3 million dollars.