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Old 11-27-2006, 10:03 PM   #81
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I've heard some rumors about the rights to make a "The Hobbit" movie returning to Tolkien Enterprises "next year" or so thus leading New Line to rush their own, does anyone know something solid about this?
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Old 12-18-2007, 06:48 PM   #82
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Old 12-18-2007, 07:15 PM   #83
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I read on superherohype.com that Raimi was interested in directin the Hobbit movie(s). Anyone know if he's signed on yet?

Kinda odd to do The Hobbit movies AFTER The Lord of the Rings movies eh?
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Old 12-18-2007, 07:16 PM   #84
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A sequel to the Hobbit? WTF? That's LotR.
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Old 12-18-2007, 08:43 PM   #85
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A sequel to the Hobbit? WTF? That's LotR.
They mean the second part of the story obviously. I believe they're dividing the book into two films.
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Old 12-19-2007, 04:24 PM   #86
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Oh in that case.....BAH! That's lame. What a way to milk it. Best part of the story is the end.
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Old 12-19-2007, 04:40 PM   #87
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Ooo... It's being filmed here.

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Old 12-19-2007, 04:41 PM   #88
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They mean the second part of the story obviously. I believe they're dividing the book into two films.
That's crap. They can't do that to me.
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Old 12-19-2007, 05:21 PM   #89
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Can't say I'm that fond of splitting The Hobbit into two films; it just feels wrong. The Hobbit simply isn't the vast, multi-part epic that LOTR is.
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Old 12-19-2007, 05:48 PM   #90
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The Hobbit is one story. It'll fit in 3 hours. Though the BBC radio drama was 4 hours I think. I really liked that one.
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Old 12-19-2007, 07:26 PM   #91
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Can't say I'm that fond of splitting The Hobbit into two films; it just feels wrong. The Hobbit simply isn't the vast, multi-part epic that LOTR is.
I was curious about that myself. Frankly, it sounds like a money grab to me. By producing the two films simultaneously, they'll save considerably on cost and essentially get the revenue from two movies for the price of one. They know these movies are going to be big, so they're taking advantage of it.
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Old 12-20-2007, 12:03 PM   #92
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The first film is supposed to be The Hobbit. The second film is supposed to be a bridge between The Hobbit and The Rings Trilogy based on appendices and Tolkien's other writing. (Here is one source, but I've read this about a dozen times over the last year or two)

Guillermo Del Toro and Alfonso Cuaron are both in the running to direct if it's not Raimi, and I'd be okay with either one.
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Old 12-21-2007, 07:55 AM   #93
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The second film is supposed to be a bridge between The Hobbit and The Rings Trilogy based on appendices and Tolkien's other writing.
Interesting. I hope they get Christopher Tolkien's input since editing his father's work is his area of expertise. His work on the recently released The Children of Hurin was outstanding.
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Old 12-21-2007, 08:11 AM   #94
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Damn i was looking forward to Sam Raimi doing it.
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Old 12-21-2007, 05:54 PM   #95
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Cuaron might be up for it? That's cool. I saw Children of Men again last night, it's one of my favorite movies ever. I was also a big fan of his go at Harry Potter. Was it the thid movie? I forget.

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Old 12-24-2007, 07:49 PM   #96
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Interesting. I hope they get Christopher Tolkien's input since editing his father's work is his area of expertise. His work on the recently released The Children of Hurin was outstanding.
Wasn't Christopher Tolkien adamantly opposed to his father's work being adapted into movies? Rumor had he disowned his own son, Simon Tolkien, just for watching Jackson's trilogy, or at least not opposing it.

Maybe it's all speculation. Anyhoo, it sucks that Jackson won't be directing himself and while it does look like a cash-in, I'm still curious to see how they turn up. As long as McKellen, Holm and Serkis reprise their roles, I'll be happy.
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Old 01-28-2008, 05:15 PM   #97
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Del Toro in talks to direct both Hobbit films!
Whoomp! There it is!
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Old 01-28-2008, 05:34 PM   #98
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Cool but they should've done them in order...not LOTR then the Hobbit but whatever
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Old 01-28-2008, 06:11 PM   #99
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So will this feature the Hobbit portion from Unfinished Tales? I really liked that little story there.
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Old 01-29-2008, 08:13 AM   #100
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Wasn't Christopher Tolkien adamantly opposed to his father's work being adapted into movies? Rumor had he disowned his own son, Simon Tolkien, just for watching Jackson's trilogy, or at least not opposing it.

Maybe it's all speculation. Anyhoo, it sucks that Jackson won't be directing himself and while it does look like a cash-in, I'm still curious to see how they turn up. As long as McKellen, Holm and Serkis reprise their roles, I'll be happy.
Not that I'm aware of. As far as I've known the Tolkien estate approved of the LOTR movies.

I don't know why he'd hate them. Their IMO some of if not the best book adaption in film history.

I'm happy as hell that del Toro is in negotiations he was the best director for the job!
The Hobbit is going to be awesome!
Now they just need to get Martin Freeman to play Bilbo.
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Old 01-29-2008, 09:58 AM   #101
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I'm happy as hell that del Toro is in negotiations
Same here! I think he's a perfect fit for the material. If Jackson can't do it, he's just about the only other director I'd trust.
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Old 01-31-2008, 12:06 AM   #102
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I need to read the hobbit. I may have read it when I was young (or had it read to me in class), but I'm not positive.
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Old 04-27-2008, 11:57 PM   #103
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Surprised no-one has posted this - its finally official: GDT to direct Hobbit movies.
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Old 04-28-2008, 12:23 AM   #104
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Good to hear that Peter Jackson and his crew are involved with the project.
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Old 04-28-2008, 12:24 AM   #105
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Great news!
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Old 04-28-2008, 07:21 AM   #106
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That bridge movie sounds like something George Lucas would come up with. I don't understand why it's needed, considering LOTR fills in the blanks in the intro.
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Old 04-28-2008, 10:30 AM   #107
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As long as Jackson and Walsh are involved, I'll be excited. It's not even that I think they're needed for it to be good, I just want it to be consistent with the previous trilogy.
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Old 04-28-2008, 01:42 PM   #108
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Is the linking movie even confirmed? Or will Newline simply milk the franchise for everything it's worth by splitting The Hobbit into two films?
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Old 04-28-2008, 01:46 PM   #109
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Is the linking movie even confirmed? Or will Newline simply milk the franchise for everything it's worth by splitting The Hobbit into two films?
From what I've read, it'll be the Hobbit split into 2 movies.

As for director, if it wasn't Jackson, my first pick would have been Del Toro. Sam Raimi wanted to do it but I just couldn't see him fitting in.

What's nice about Jackson and Walsh settling their differences with New Line is the fact that almost all the actors like Ian McKellan, Andy Serkis, etc have been contacted/have said they'll gladly come back to do these movies.

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Old 04-28-2008, 01:57 PM   #110
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Now that is just what I want to hear.
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^^Hell yeah.
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News from last week: Del Toro is out.

http://www.theonering.net/torwp/2010...ts-the-hobbit/
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Old 06-05-2010, 08:00 PM   #113
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Makes me happy Del Toro is capable of far more interesting projects.
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Old 06-05-2010, 08:12 PM   #114
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Makes me happy Del Toro is capable of far more interesting projects.
The Hobbit is awesome.

Also, this movie is getting ****** by MGM.
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Old 06-05-2010, 09:50 PM   #115
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So is Bond.

BS going on at MGM: http://www.mi6.co.uk/news/index.php?...0&t=mi6&s=news
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Old 06-05-2010, 10:16 PM   #116
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I am very much looking forward to this, I just hope it doesn't throw off the LOTR films at all, as I'm looking forward to watching them in chronological order.

I remember wondering if they were ever going to make a live action Hobbit movie.
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Old 06-08-2010, 07:00 PM   #117
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http://newboards.theonering.net/foru..._time;so=DESC;

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Old 06-08-2010, 09:41 PM   #118
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Old 06-28-2010, 06:40 AM   #119
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Oh please please please please please . . . .

http://www.darkhorizons.com/news/176...ns-for-hobbit-
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Old 06-28-2010, 06:51 AM   #120
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^ Should have posted that myself. They really ought to get things moving. It's been too long.
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