Skip to comments.Saul Zaentz Chimes In: Peter Jackson Will Direct The Hobbit
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."
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There and back again.... :~)
But will Peter Jackson agree, with all of these legal issues?
Curiouser and curiouser...
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...
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.
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But the bad news: It's gonna be a musical.
"Where there's a whip... there is a way..."
"Frodo of the nine fingers, and the ring of dooooooooom!"
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?
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?
Well, elves are a little French...if you get muh drift...
The Bakshi is the one with the fuzzy-slippered, butterfly-winged, lion-headed Balrog... and Gandalf milking the giant cow.
Oh, geesh...haven't seen the ol' elf bash gif in awhile.
Way to freak out the poor siblings on the first night of Entmoot...
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.
Hey...we offered to watch the movies at Wedding Moot II. But noooooo...y'all that places to go...
And the Rankin-Bass had the awful songs and the yodeling singer. And the frog-Gollum.