Producer Peter Jackson’s adaption of The Hobbit continues forward despite Guillermo del Toro leaving the director chair. There’s still no replacement at this time and Peter Jackson refuses to assume the director role.

The production is still moving along; auditions being held, and sets are near completion in New Zealand.

It’s too bad Guillermo del Toro is unable to direct — though Peter Jackson is determined to find a suitable replacement. Personally, I lean towards Terry Gilliam. He strikes me as a good fit for the project.

You can view more pictures of the sets built HERE.