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'The Hobbit'
« on: October 17, 2010, 08:35:51 PM »
I'm betting there are a few other Tolkien fans here.

'The Hobbit' is finally over most of the hurdles it's gone through on the road to being filmed. It is slated to start filming in February, with Peter Jackson now on to Produce and Direct.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-11560411

I'm looking forward to it.  :crazy:
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« Reply #1 on: October 17, 2010, 08:43:39 PM »
yeah, the last I had heard was that Peter Jackson wasn't doing it

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Re: 'The Hobbit'
« Reply #2 on: October 17, 2010, 08:47:01 PM »
He's been singed on to Produce it for quite awhile now, and Gillermo Del Torro was supposed to Direct it. But Del Torro backed out and it the went to Jackson.
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Re: 'The Hobbit'
« Reply #3 on: October 17, 2010, 09:16:08 PM »
I heard Samuel L Jackson is going to play the part of Bard...

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Re: 'The Hobbit'
« Reply #4 on: October 17, 2010, 09:39:19 PM »
Ian McKellen will return as Gandolf and apparently the part of Bilbo is already cast.
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Re: 'The Hobbit'
« Reply #5 on: October 17, 2010, 09:48:33 PM »
WOOO!! yess this is my favorite book

i love the hobbit, im glad jackson is doing it finally
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Re: 'The Hobbit'
« Reply #6 on: October 17, 2010, 11:50:58 PM »
I'm psyched. Childhood favorite. I was Gandalf for Halloween when I was 7.
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Re: 'The Hobbit'
« Reply #7 on: October 18, 2010, 12:37:20 AM »
I need to put this book on my to-do list.  I'm not sure how I managed to go this far in life without reading it, but I hear I'm missing out. 
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Re: 'The Hobbit'
« Reply #8 on: October 18, 2010, 08:42:25 AM »
I need to put this book on my to-do list.  I'm not sure how I managed to go this far in life without reading it, but I hear I'm missing out.

Get on that shit, dude.


I'm psyched about this.
Apparently, MGM has been strapped for cash and has been unable to green light shit for a while. Because of those delays, they lost del Toro and were about to lose Ian McKellen (scheduling).

Martin Freeman was rumored to be cast as Bilbo but he had to turn it down due to scheduling problems but that may change...

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Re: 'The Hobbit'
« Reply #9 on: October 18, 2010, 08:44:34 AM »
Stoked. Wouldnt have been the same if Jackson didnt do it.

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Re: 'The Hobbit'
« Reply #10 on: October 18, 2010, 08:44:59 AM »

Hopefully it's as long and boring as ROTK.

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« Reply #11 on: October 18, 2010, 10:54:18 AM »
Glad DelToro is out and Jackson back in.  I can't fuckin wait for this.  In my opinion, the one Hobbit book beats the shit out of all three LOTR books in a lot of ways.  For one, its a lot less depressing to me...   way too much end of our days and now is the time of man shit in LOTR.  I like it best when man is hardly involved in middle earth.  It will be interesting though to see what they do with movie #2 and how they tie it in to the beginnings of LOTR.   

There is so much material in all of these books that they have to leave out..  wish they didn't but the average movie watching public can only take so much I suppose.  They could make the Hobbit 4 hours long and I would love every minute of it though.
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Re: 'The Hobbit'
« Reply #12 on: October 18, 2010, 11:15:28 AM »
Ian McKellen will return as Gandolf and apparently the part of Bilbo is already cast.

No Ian Holm return? Is the Bilbo character supposed to be much younger in "The Hobbit"? (Obviously, I haven't read the book.)
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Re: 'The Hobbit'
« Reply #13 on: October 18, 2010, 11:17:48 AM »
Ian McKellen will return as Gandolf and apparently the part of Bilbo is already cast.

No Ian Holm return? Is the Bilbo character supposed to be much younger in "The Hobbit"? (Obviously, I haven't read the book.)

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Re: 'The Hobbit'
« Reply #14 on: October 18, 2010, 11:29:22 AM »
Glad DelToro is out and Jackson back in.  I can't fuckin wait for this.  In my opinion, the one Hobbit book beats the shit out of all three LOTR books in a lot of ways.  For one, its a lot less depressing to me...   way too much end of our days and now is the time of man shit in LOTR.  I like it best when man is hardly involved in middle earth.  It will be interesting though to see what they do with movie #2 and how they tie it in to the beginnings of LOTR.   

There is so much material in all of these books that they have to leave out..  wish they didn't but the average movie watching public can only take so much I suppose.  They could make the Hobbit 4 hours long and I would love every minute of it though.


I think that the two movies will contain much of what Gandalf is doing when he leaves Bilbo and co. apparently they've cast Radagast and the entire White Council and Gandalf's dealings with the Necromancer will be the flesh that turns this into two films. I'm pretty psyched about this.


Ian McKellen will return as Gandolf and apparently the part of Bilbo is already cast.

No Ian Holm return? Is the Bilbo character supposed to be much younger in "The Hobbit"? (Obviously, I haven't read the book.)


Although they did briefly portray Bilbo finding the ring in the LOTR films, Bilbo is a much younger Hobbit at the time of his journey than he was in LOTR (111.) factor in that Ian Holm is getting older too, it makes a lot of sense to recast, although He did turn in a stellar performance.

I think that if schedules permit, Martin Freeman could make an excellent Bilbo if he puts on a few pounds.