Pan’s Labyrinth and Hellboy director, Guillermo Del Toro, has a large number of projects lined up with Universal Studios which will keep him occupied until the year 2017. Del Toro’s main focus is currently on the Lord of the Rings prequel, The Hobbit, which is set for release in 2011/2012. The Hobbit has been planned as 2 films with filming scheduled for autumn 2009 in New Zealand. The films are expected to debut in cinemas Christmas 2011 and 2012. Definitely something to look forward to!