Del Toro not directing Deathly Hallows

Although he has shown an interest in working on the much anticipated final installment of the Harry Potter film series, it has emerged today that Guillermo Del Toro will not be directing Deathly Hallows since “he’s rather busy”, as put by producer David Heyman. In fact, it seems that he will instead be taking the reigns of The Hobbit and its sequel film.

Since Deathly Hallows is set for release in 2010, and principal photography for The Hobbit begins in 2009, he would not be able to work on both projects.

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