Having seen Pan's Labyrinth (2006), I would have loved to see what Guillermo del Toro would have done with the Hobbit movies. Yes, MOVIES (plural). They are covering The Hobbit and other events leading up to The Lord of the Rings with The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012) and The Hobbit: There and Back Again (2013). However, I am even more pleased that Peter Jackson is back at the directorial helm. His work on The Lord of the Rings movies was unparalleled in the fantasy film genre.
Well, to follow what's going on with the production you can probably do no better than to start with Peter Jackson's Facebook page. But there have also been some photos released over the last couple of week of the various Dwarf characters. I'll update more as I discover additional news around the web.