Guillermo del Toro confirmed to MTV News that hellboy creator Mike Mignoloa was coming on board the Hobbit production team to help out with early visualizations for the film.  Having seen del Toro’s take on Hellboy and knowing the two can create some rather twisted and scary images, I’m hopeful the Orcs come out of their caves with some badass designs that scare me as much as the Rankin-Bass design did when I was a wee tot.

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  1. hermit
    January 23, 2009 at 10:17 am — Reply

    they’re aiming to scare the sh*t out of children. if i recall, the hobbit is a kid story (not by today standard of course).

  2. January 23, 2009 at 12:11 pm — Reply

    AWESOME! Can’t wait.

  3. Rodrigo
    January 23, 2009 at 4:32 pm — Reply

    for some reason this concerns me.

  4. January 23, 2009 at 8:16 pm — Reply

    Sounds like a perfect fit for the more “old time fairy taley” The Hobbit.

  5. Bill
    January 24, 2009 at 9:22 am — Reply

    Actually, The Hobbit is not a kid’s story. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis had extensive arguments about writing fantasy stories for children when Lewis was working on the Narnia stories and Tolkien wrote his middle earth stories.

  6. January 24, 2009 at 11:02 am — Reply

    I think ‘The Hobbit’ is shaping up to be really good. It definitely has the potential to live up to the ‘Rings’ films. I can’t wait.

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