Through Universal Pictures' official {italicsHellboy II Message Boards}, director Guillermo del Toro has chimed in on the current production status of both Hellboy II: The Golden Army and The Hobbit.{@@@[email protected]@@}{@@@[email protected]@@}

Whew- Not yet. BUT there has been a lot of movement. And for the last few weeks there has been a lot of creative / cast / crew / visual talks and agreements and we have witnessed great progress in areas that I cannot disclose or that have already leaked from other sources.{@@@[email protected]@@}{@@@[email protected]@@}I am dying to share news but I have to be patient and wait until the papers are done and my attachment is real. Nevertheless- a LOT of progress in defining the films, their cast and crew. And, may I add, we are all happily in synch about all creative aspects so far and all willing and eager to move forth.{@@@[email protected]@@}{@@@[email protected]@@}I cannot say more but if all&#180s well the time will come To talk of many things: Of shoes -- and ships -- and sealing wax -- Of cabbages -- and kings --{@@@[email protected]@@}{@@@[email protected]@@}May Luck be with us{@@@[email protected]@@}{@@@[email protected]@@}GDT{@@@[email protected]@@}{@@@[email protected]@@}PD my silnece means nothing more than the fact that we are RUNNING against an impossible deadline on the HBII film, poster, campaign, ADR, VFX, etc I am SWAMPED.{@@@[email protected]@@}{@@@[email protected]@@}BUT- Expect good things in the next 2 weeks and a nice item at COMICON. See you there-