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Saul Zaentz Chimes In: Peter Jackson Will Direct The Hobbit
Cinematical ^ | November 26, 2006 | Scott Weinberg

Posted on 12/01/2006 9:46:45 AM PST by DaveLoneRanger

You may remember seeing the name "Saul Zaentz" in the opening credits of Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings movies. His name is also listed on the credits for the Ralph Bakshi animated version from 1978. So who is Saul Zaentz, anyway? He's the producer who, in 1976, bought the rights to Tolkien's works and, logically, started up a company called Tolkien Enterprises. So what that basically means is that New Line "leased" the LOTR rights from Zaentz ... and it looks like those rights will be reverting back to the guy some time next year.

And apparently Saul Zaentz really wants Peter Jackson to direct the Hobbit movie. Matter of fact, Showbiz Data is carrying a quote from Mr. Z that states the following: "It will definitely be shot by Peter Jackson."

(Excerpt) Read more at cinematical.com ...


TOPICS: Books/Literature; TV/Movies; The Hobbit Hole
KEYWORDS: hobbit; lordoftherings; peterjackon; tolkien
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Yay, Saul Zaentz. Now. The question is, will the companies attempt to throw a movie together before their rights run out?
1 posted on 12/01/2006 9:46:47 AM PST by DaveLoneRanger
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To: ecurbh

Ring ping!


2 posted on 12/01/2006 9:47:04 AM PST by DaveLoneRanger ("I am here to fight evil and exchange good-natured barbs." - The Tick)
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To: 2Jedismom; 300winmag; Alkhin; Alouette; ambrose; Anitius Severinus Boethius; Anne of DC; artios; ...

Ring Ping!!

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Anyone wishing to be added to or removed from the Ring-Ping list, please don't hesitate to let me know.

3 posted on 12/01/2006 9:55:16 AM PST by ecurbh (Rudy in 2008)
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To: DaveLoneRanger

There and back again.... :~)


4 posted on 12/01/2006 9:56:39 AM PST by HairOfTheDog
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To: DaveLoneRanger

But will Peter Jackson agree, with all of these legal issues?


5 posted on 12/01/2006 9:57:12 AM PST by Rocko
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To: HairOfTheDog

Curiouser and curiouser...


6 posted on 12/01/2006 9:57:15 AM PST by ecurbh (Rudy in 2008)
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To: ecurbh

Oh, yay!

I hope this is the definitive answer. I don't want The Hobbit without PJ there!

Now, this rumored "prequel" thing is freaking me out...


7 posted on 12/01/2006 9:58:16 AM PST by JenB (50,001/50,000 - www.nanowrimo.org)
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To: DaveLoneRanger

i thought this was a defniite. they were supposed to be making two movies, one with the origional story, the other with other stuff.

in either event, a lot of ths hobit was shown in LOTR; bilbo finding the ring for example, but there ARE a whole lotta scenes i'd love to see.


8 posted on 12/01/2006 10:05:14 AM PST by camle (keep your mind open and somebody will fill it full of something for you)
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To: DaveLoneRanger

Zanz Kant Danz


9 posted on 12/01/2006 10:16:19 AM PST by drjimmy
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To: ecurbh; HairOfTheDog

But the bad news: It's gonna be a musical.

"Where there's a whip... there is a way..."

:-)


10 posted on 12/01/2006 10:18:23 AM PST by Ramius ([sip])
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To: Ramius

"Frodo of the nine fingers, and the ring of dooooooooom!"


11 posted on 12/01/2006 10:19:58 AM PST by ecurbh (Rudy in 2008)
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To: Ramius
But the bad news: It's gonna be a musical.

They'll intercut scenes from the Rankin Bass animated version, the one with the voice of John Huston as Gandalf.

Remember the froggy-looking elves?

12 posted on 12/01/2006 10:21:37 AM PST by Oberon (What does it take to make government shrink?)
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To: ecurbh; Ramius

My brain tends to merge Rankin and Bass and the Bakshi horror into one.

Which is the one where the Balrog wears giant bunny slippers? And Gandalf keeps milking the giant cow?

Ah...Entmoot flashbacks...


13 posted on 12/01/2006 10:25:10 AM PST by RosieCotton (NaNoWriMo: DONE!!! 50,000 words PASSED!)
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To: Oberon; Ramius; ecurbh; g'nad; Overtaxed; HairOfTheDog
Remember the froggy-looking elves?

Well, elves are a little French...if you get muh drift...


14 posted on 12/01/2006 10:25:36 AM PST by Corin Stormhands (http://wardsmythe.com)
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To: RosieCotton

The Bakshi is the one with the fuzzy-slippered, butterfly-winged, lion-headed Balrog... and Gandalf milking the giant cow.


15 posted on 12/01/2006 10:28:52 AM PST by ecurbh (Rudy in 2008)
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To: Corin Stormhands

Oh, geesh...haven't seen the ol' elf bash gif in awhile.


16 posted on 12/01/2006 10:29:30 AM PST by RosieCotton (NaNoWriMo: DONE!!! 50,000 words PASSED!)
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To: ecurbh
...Was that the one where we used freeze frame to check if Boromir was, in fact, wearing skivvies?

Way to freak out the poor siblings on the first night of Entmoot...

17 posted on 12/01/2006 10:30:32 AM PST by RosieCotton (NaNoWriMo: DONE!!! 50,000 words PASSED!)
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To: RosieCotton

I do believe it was... sheesh, was that the first night? I'd forgotten.

Sigh. Entmoot. While I for obvious reasons have Shootmoot as my favorite Hobbity gathering, that was an incredible amount of fun. I just wish we could do something like that again.


18 posted on 12/01/2006 10:35:38 AM PST by JenB (50,001/50,000 - www.nanowrimo.org)
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To: JenB; TalonDJ; RosieCotton; Lil'freeper
I just wish we could do something like that again.

Hey...we offered to watch the movies at Wedding Moot II. But noooooo...y'all that places to go...

19 posted on 12/01/2006 10:38:28 AM PST by Corin Stormhands (http://wardsmythe.com)
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To: RosieCotton

And the Rankin-Bass had the awful songs and the yodeling singer. And the frog-Gollum.


20 posted on 12/01/2006 10:39:21 AM PST by ecurbh (Rudy in 2008)
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To: JenB

First night...remember we took the group picture then, as not everyone was staying the full time? And we all spontaneously started singing "Where there's a whip"...

Good times, good times.

But the Boromir thing kinda made them nervous. Especially as it was such a big production with lots of argument on both sides of the issue. I think they wondered what kinda sick freaks these people were. ;-)


21 posted on 12/01/2006 10:40:24 AM PST by RosieCotton (NaNoWriMo: DONE!!! 50,000 words PASSED!)
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To: RosieCotton; JenB; HairOfTheDog
First night...remember we took the group picture then, as not everyone was staying the full time?

~snif~

I left too soon.

22 posted on 12/01/2006 10:42:55 AM PST by Corin Stormhands (http://wardsmythe.com)
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To: Corin Stormhands

Yes, you did.


23 posted on 12/01/2006 10:43:54 AM PST by ecurbh (Rudy in 2008)
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To: RosieCotton

"But the lord of the lash says nay nay nay!"

Good times... Oh wait, I was not there. Never mind.


24 posted on 12/01/2006 10:48:15 AM PST by TalonDJ
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To: RosieCotton

I remember the singing and the pictures though I would have sworn we did that Saturday night before the theater trip. I still get a kick out of us northerners going swimming and the down-southers freaking out because it was too cold.


25 posted on 12/01/2006 10:51:50 AM PST by JenB (50,001/50,000 - www.nanowrimo.org)
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To: TalonDJ; JenB; Ramius; RosieCotton; Corin Stormhands; ksen; Overtaxed; ecurbh; All

The remarkable thing about "where there's a whip", is that you can sing it along with the Howard Shore score at the part where the Orcs are marching out of Minus Morgul and Frodo&co are watching from the 'stair'. I think Shore wrote that piece with the whip chorus in mind :)

We did sing it, in the theater at Entmoot, if I recall.... :~)


26 posted on 12/01/2006 10:57:51 AM PST by HairOfTheDog
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To: HairOfTheDog
I kinda fell asleep at the theater...
27 posted on 12/01/2006 11:03:41 AM PST by RosieCotton (NaNoWriMo: DONE!!! 50,000 words PASSED!)
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To: JenB

I thought Sam was only there the first night, though.

But my memory is often faulty, so you could well be right. It was still pretty early days, in any case. And we did watch Rankin and Bass and Bakshi right off - think we had those playing when the WA contingent showed up.


28 posted on 12/01/2006 11:04:54 AM PST by RosieCotton (NaNoWriMo: DONE!!! 50,000 words PASSED!)
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To: RosieCotton; JenB; HairOfTheDog; ecurbh; Ramius; SuziQ; Overtaxed; g'nad; Sam Cree

You know, since none of us can really remember, we'll just have to do it again...

(thinking about you and Jeanne, Sam)


29 posted on 12/01/2006 11:06:53 AM PST by Corin Stormhands (http://wardsmythe.com)
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To: RosieCotton

Sam came Saturday! He and Jeanne brought the pizzas at lunchtime. I don't remember if he was at the theater though.


30 posted on 12/01/2006 11:11:41 AM PST by JenB (50,001/50,000 - www.nanowrimo.org)
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To: ecurbh; HairOfTheDog; DaveLoneRanger

YEEEEEEE! HAAAAAAAA!


31 posted on 12/01/2006 11:14:18 AM PST by Anne of DC (Bush Conservative on board!)
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To: JenB; RosieCotton; HairOfTheDog; ecurbh
He and Jeanne brought the pizzas at lunchtime.

*ahem*

WHO brought the pizzas on Saturday?

But you are correct. Sam and Jeanne went to the movie with us.

32 posted on 12/01/2006 11:18:32 AM PST by Corin Stormhands (http://wardsmythe.com)
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To: Corin Stormhands

History became legend, legend became myth... ;~)

What I remember fondly were them steaks :~)


33 posted on 12/01/2006 11:21:02 AM PST by HairOfTheDog
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To: HairOfTheDog

~snif~

I left before the steaks too...


34 posted on 12/01/2006 11:23:57 AM PST by Corin Stormhands (http://wardsmythe.com)
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To: RosieCotton

There were skivvies.


35 posted on 12/01/2006 11:24:38 AM PST by Overtaxed (Throw imans from the plane.)
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To: Corin Stormhands

Oh - ouch... that stinks, man...


36 posted on 12/01/2006 11:24:42 AM PST by HairOfTheDog
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To: HairOfTheDog

Mmmmmm...steaks...

Those were steaks of mythical proportions, fer sure.


37 posted on 12/01/2006 11:26:21 AM PST by RosieCotton (NaNoWriMo: DONE!!! 50,000 words PASSED!)
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To: Overtaxed

Yep...as I recall, we got screenshots as proof.


38 posted on 12/01/2006 11:26:45 AM PST by RosieCotton (NaNoWriMo: DONE!!! 50,000 words PASSED!)
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To: RosieCotton

Well, it figures. You'd better be wearing skivvies if you're wearing a miniskirt and plan on battling orcs.


39 posted on 12/01/2006 11:27:46 AM PST by Overtaxed (Throw imans from the plane.)
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To: Overtaxed

And thank goodness for that... :~)


40 posted on 12/01/2006 11:27:51 AM PST by HairOfTheDog
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To: HairOfTheDog

Ya know, we haven't chat-viewed Bakshi yet...


41 posted on 12/01/2006 11:28:36 AM PST by Overtaxed (Throw imans from the plane.)
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To: Corin Stormhands

Oh, I stand corrected.

You did miss the most epic steaks ever, though.


42 posted on 12/01/2006 11:29:21 AM PST by JenB (50,001/50,000 - www.nanowrimo.org)
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To: Overtaxed

His mama raised him right.

Er...or something.


43 posted on 12/01/2006 11:30:48 AM PST by RosieCotton (NaNoWriMo: DONE!!! 50,000 words PASSED!)
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To: Overtaxed; ecurbh

Well, we certainly ~should~! ecurbh claims 'we don't have it'


44 posted on 12/01/2006 11:32:53 AM PST by HairOfTheDog
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To: HairOfTheDog

Make a run at the rental place?


45 posted on 12/01/2006 11:34:07 AM PST by Overtaxed (Throw imans from the plane.)
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To: HairOfTheDog

I would not be at all surprised if it was one of the cheap movies at Fred Meyer.

Chatview would be fun!


46 posted on 12/01/2006 11:34:35 AM PST by RosieCotton (NaNoWriMo: DONE!!! 50,000 words PASSED!)
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To: RosieCotton

Well, since I have to go to ~town~ for a meeting anyway, I'll see if it's in the bargain bin at Fred Meyer.


47 posted on 12/01/2006 11:35:56 AM PST by ecurbh (Rudy in 2008)
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To: Overtaxed; HairOfTheDog; ecurbh

Or...I have Netflix now, if we had time to plan ahead.


48 posted on 12/01/2006 11:36:17 AM PST by RosieCotton (NaNoWriMo: DONE!!! 50,000 words PASSED!)
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To: HairOfTheDog; Corin Stormhands
Oh - ouch... that stinks, man...

naw... I ate his steak... so no worries...

49 posted on 12/01/2006 11:39:22 AM PST by g'nad
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To: HairOfTheDog

Hmmm... a chat view would be fun... i haven't seen that monstrosity since Entmoot. I wonder if the Family Video has it?


50 posted on 12/01/2006 11:40:25 AM PST by JenB (50,001/50,000 - www.nanowrimo.org)
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