Serkis McKellen On Board For Hobbit

Tinker Bell must team up with a rival fairy to keep their existence a secret from humans.

With Guillermo del Toro now officially confirmed as
directing ‘The Hobbit’ focus has shifted to  who else will be involved with the long-awaited prequels to the
Lord of the Rings trilogy.

According to del
Toro himself, two of the stars of Peter Jackson’s Oscar-winning series will
reprise their roles for his films.

In an interview, del Toro said that “in the last few
weeks I’ve been chatting with a ton of people via email, phone, and in person
from the previous films. People like Andy Serkis, Sir Ian McKellen, Howard
Shore, John Howe, Gino Acevedo, Richard Taylor next week I’m meeting Alan Lee.
I’m doing this to ensure that whatever we do we keep continuity with the other

He added, “I had the most charming meeting with Sir
Ian, and all bureaucracy pending, he’s on board, as is Andy Serkis. We will
continue giving you progress reports as they occur. It is our intention that we
will not lose any of the key elements.

EXTRAs: Del Toro’s favorite movie monsters are Frankenstein’s Monster and the Creature of the Black Lagoon.