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The Hobbit!

Postby Brookie on Mon Jun 16, 2008 5:26 am

All right since we seem to have so many other "Ring-ers" around here :lol: I thought it'd be only fitting to open up a thread about the discussion of the newest edition to the LOTR franchise.

I for one am very excited for the prequel film, "The Hobbit" (based naturally on the prequel book by Tolkien) though this one isn't going to be directed by Peter Jackson (though he will produce the film) but by Guillermo Del Toro. Not only is there slated to be one prequel film, but a second (unnamed film) is also to be made, presumably covering the time spent between Gandalf's leaving Bilbo after his grand adventure and the wizard's reapparance into the LOTR tale.

Ian McKellen is said to be returning for Gandalf and it is hopeful that Christopher Lee will return as Saruman. Ian Holm, who portrayed Bilbo Baggins in the LOTR film trilogy is rumoured to be narrating. Frontrunner for the role of Bilbo is said to be James McAvoy. Christopher Tolkien seems to be highly upset and is attempting to stop the production of the films, though it's unlikely he will win out in court (or say the rumour mills say).

Here are some links to the relevant articles:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/7366375.stm
http://www.theonering.net/torwp/2008/05 ... es-mcavoy/
http://www.empireonline.com/news/story.asp?NID=22681
http://www.sideshowcollectors.com/forum ... 06&t=34750

Discuss!! What do you all think of these films being made? :D
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Re: The Hobbit!

Postby The ODI on Thu Jun 19, 2008 8:45 am

i am super happy they are doing this!!

just fyi, McAvoy confirmed that he is NOT going to play bilbo..
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Re: The Hobbit!

Postby Joshjb on Thu Jun 19, 2008 10:56 am

just fyi, McAvoy confirmed that he is NOT going to play bilbo..


He didn't confirm that he won't be playing him, he just said that they haven't asked him yet. So it's still possible they will, although unlikely.

I can't wait for these movies, I read the LoTR trilogy about 3 times and I read The Hobbit once. They're going to be awesome! :D
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Re: The Hobbit!

Postby The ODI on Tue Jan 20, 2009 1:47 am

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Re: The Hobbit!

Postby Iceman on Tue Jan 20, 2009 1:49 am

Ugh really? Another one? Meh. :|
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Re: The Hobbit!

Postby UNIQUE on Tue Jan 20, 2009 2:00 pm

Hope it will be a great movie
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Re: The Hobbit!

Postby Joshjb on Tue Jan 20, 2009 5:35 pm

I really hope Dom does return. That would be awesome. :)
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Re: The Hobbit!

Postby UNIQUE on Mon Jan 26, 2009 12:05 pm

^That would be very cool and funny to see him again :thumbup:
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Re: The Hobbit!

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Re: The Hobbit!

Postby Woongo on Sun Apr 17, 2011 9:12 am

Bumping this thread for start of production video!!
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Re: The Hobbit!

Postby JacobsMom on Thu Apr 21, 2011 12:57 am

Woongo wrote:Bumping this thread for start of production video!!


Thanks for this wonderful video blog Woongo!! :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

I can't wait for the new movie and seeing Peter Jackson after his huge weight loss is almost surreal. Where are those famous shorts he always wore? Maybe he switched to pants after losing all that weight! :lol: So glad that he is the one directing "The Hobbit"!

So nice to see Weta Workshop again hard at work!! Love those guys and the amazing things they do. :D

I read somewhere that Jackson saved Bag End and used it as a guest house so it's nice to see it on the set once more. :cool:
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Re: The Hobbit!

Postby Two Sides on Thu Apr 21, 2011 1:21 am

Woaahhhh crazy time! I knew I recognised that man! Robert Kazinsky, one of the only Eastenders actors I have EVER liked/thought was good! He is in The Hobbit! :O Man, he is moving up in the world :O

And I cannot believe Martin Freeman has been cast as Bilbo :w00t: AWESOME!

AND I saw James Nesbitt in that video!! :O :O :O He's got a role too!

I have never known so many lesser known British actors to get in such films :O This is... this is EPIC!
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Re: The Hobbit!

Postby Selene1212 on Thu Apr 21, 2011 4:20 am

So excited!!! Thanks for sharing such a wonderful video. ...And whoo hoo!! Mitchell from Being Human!!!
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Re: The Hobbit!

Postby DarthLocke on Fri Jun 24, 2011 4:38 pm

Official Hobbit Blog:
http://www.thehobbitblog.com/

First Official Pictures (Entertainment Weekly):
http://www.ew.com/ew/gallery/0,,20504849,00.html

Iceman wrote:Ugh really? Another one? Meh. :|


:rofl:

I don't hate LOTR at all, but I never really got into them, despite the great cast and great director, but already feel like I will be more attached to these two prequels and look forward to seeing them.
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Re: The Hobbit!

Postby G-Man on Fri Jul 08, 2011 5:20 am

I just read The Hobbit over the weekend (first time in ages) and I'm kind of concerned. What I am most interested in finding out is how long each of the two films will be. I think 2 and 1/2 hours each should probably be enough. If Jackson tries to give each one a full-on LOTR treatment (aka 3+hours) I think they'll get too bogged down.

The Hobbit is such a leaner story and far less detailed. In many ways, it felt like Tolkien used it as a warm-up, a testing ground if you will, for his bigger, further-reaching story. One key area of difficulty will be giving all 13 dwarfs their own personalities without slowing things down. While reading the book, most of them were pretty interchangeable. Perhaps this is why the members of the Fellowship of the Ring in LOTR were so diverse.

Any speculation as to where the stories will be split? I can see a nice rising crane shot as they enter Mirkwood for a closing point for Pt. 1. Once they reached the Lonely Mountain, things really sped up (though I fully expect Jackson to expand Smaug's attack and the Battle of the Five Armies).
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