We /could-neill-blomkamp-be-directing-the-hobbit/reported a few days ago that the director of last year's sci-fi blockbuster District 9 was heading to Middle Earth and now it seems that won't be the case. Vulture is reporting that Neill Blomkamp is not directing The Hobbit.

The site spoke with someone at Blomkamp's agency, William Morris Endeavor, who revealed that no one from MGM or Warner Bros. had approached them about Blomkamp directing the film.

The news isn't terribly surprising, since we reported last week that MGM and Warner Bros. were not pursuing other directors until they hear a definitive yes or no from Peter Jackson on whether or not he will step in to direct the film.

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Vulture is also reporting that Blomkamp's new sci-fi film will be entitled Elysium and, while they said that the, "storyline is being closely guarded," it was believed that this film will be set on another planet. We first reported on this new Blomkamp film back in October, which is being set up by Media Rights Capital.

We'll be sure to keep you posted on any further news on The Hobbit or Blomkamp's Elysium as soon as we have more information.

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