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Peter Jackson To Produce “The Hobbit”
Posted: 27 December 2007 10:18 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 23 ]
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I prefer a del Toro movie to a Raimi one.

The only problem I would have with Raimi doing it is trying to figure out where Bruce Campbell and Ted Raimi (brother) would show up for their cameos.

As Smaug?  They could work together in a big pantomime-dragon suit.

Actually, I can sort of see Bruce Campbell as Bard. . .

Bard is a fairly prominent part.  I picture him more as the mayor of Laketown since that would be a more comical role for him and is much more cameo-ical, as well.

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Posted: 30 January 2008 01:46 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 24 ]
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Lovely news. It’s irresitible to watch and read.

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Posted: 31 January 2008 12:33 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 25 ]
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I haven’t read the Hobbit, but I have red The Fellowship Of The ring and watched the movies, I hope they make this as good as LOTR.

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Posted: 16 February 2008 05:23 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 26 ]
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I can’t believe it..I remember a right after the LOTR came out a trailer was bouncing around for the Hobbit…of course that was a hoax

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Posted: 16 February 2008 05:13 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 27 ]
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Somewhere in my random browsing since getting back I saw that Guillermo del Toro (sp?) was named director for The Hobbit.

I also read a (trusted by me) blog mentioning that the Tolkein Estate was suing New Line.  Seems they haven’t been paid anything yet for any of the LotR movies.  And part of that lawsuit also seems to be the stopping of any further movies.

Meaning, if the Estate wins the lawsuit, not only will they get the money owed them by New Line for the LotR movies, but The Hobbit will not be made.

I will provide links when I get caught up and get around to finding them again.

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Posted: 16 February 2008 10:47 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 28 ]
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New Line seems to be having problems with getting sued over owed money regarding the Tolkein movies.  If I recall correctly, it was something about money owed that led Peter Jackson to break with them.

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Posted: 27 April 2008 05:16 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 29 ]
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Mexican-born filmmaker Guillermo del Toro has been named as the director of the film version of JRR Tolkien’s The Hobbit and its proposed sequel.

The films, planned for release in 2010 and 2011, will be prequels to the Lord of the Rings trilogy directed by New Zealand’s Peter Jackson.

“Contributing to the Lord of the Rings legacy is an absolute dream come true,” said del Toro, 43.

Jackson will produce the films, to be made back-to-back in New Zealand.

According to studio New Line, the first will be an adaptation of The Hobbit, the novel Tolkien published before his Lord of the Rings cycle.

The second will be an original story focusing on the 60 years between the book and the beginning of the Rings trilogy.

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Jackson and his wife and fellow executive producer Fran Walsh called del Toro “a cinematic magician who has never lost his childlike sense of wonder”.

“We have long admired Guillermo’s work and cannot think of a more inspired film-maker to take the journey back to Middle Earth,” they said in a statement.

Del Toro’s acclaimed fantasy Pan’s Labyrinth won three Oscars and three Baftas in 2007.

His latest film, a sequel to his 2004 comic book adaptation Hellboy, is released later this year.

The director’s involvement in the Hobbit films has been mooted for some time.

Earlier this month, however, del Toro said nothing was definite “until everything is signed and put on paper”.

Sir Ian McKellen has already expressed an interest in reprising his Oscar-nominated role as the wizard Gandalf.

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Posted: 27 April 2008 10:28 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 30 ]
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I had heard he was going to do it, but it wasn’t “official” yet.  Glad to see it more or less official now (pending the ‘signed and put on paper’ bit).

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Posted: 28 April 2008 10:46 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 31 ]
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So the second movie is going to be mostly original material?  I know some of what went on is explained in LotR, but I’m not sure if any is explained in any of the other assundry materials.

I’m assuming (hoping) the second movie will include information on the Wizards driving the Necromancer out of Mirkwood.  That should be cool.

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Posted: 28 April 2008 03:17 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 32 ]
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Tah - 28 April 2008 02:28 AM

Got a link, MM?

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Posted: 21 May 2008 02:20 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 33 ]
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Cinema Blend is reporting that Variety is reporting that Viggo Mortensen is being signed for the new movies (probably the second one since Aragorn doesn’t appear in The Hobbit).  Since Sir Ian McKellan and Andy Serkis are already in this is starting to sound pretty cool.

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