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Posted on 10/15/2010 7:51:41 PM PDT by Lucius Cornelius Sulla
OSCAR WINNER PETER JACKSON TO DIRECT THE HOBBIT IN TWO INSTALLMENTS
Peter Jackson Set to Direct J.R.R Tolkiens The Hobbit, In a Two-Part 3D Production of Extraordinary Scope
(Los Angeles, October 15, 2010) The two films based on The Hobbit are now greenlit and will begin principal photography in February 2011, under the direction of Peter Jackson, it was jointly announced today by Toby Emmerich, President and Chief Operating Officer, New Line Cinema, Alan Horn, President and Chief Operating Officer, Warner Bros. and Steve Cooper, co-Chief Executive Officer of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc..
Exploring Tolkiens Middle-earth goes way beyond a normal film-making experience Jackson says, Its an all-immersive journey into a very special place of imagination, beauty and drama. Were looking forward to re-entering this wondrous world with Gandalf and Bilbo and our friends at New Line Cinema, Warner Brothers and MGM.
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IMO, it was very poorly done.
Bombadil didn’t appear in The Hobbit. He was left out of LOTR.
There is plenty of material to draw on from the Book of Lost Tales I&II as well...The Fall of Gondolin comes particularly to mind...
Telling the tale of the Silmarils and keeping it as close to the text as possible would be an even bigger challenge than LOTR was, but it could be done, but it would be a life’s work to keep a project like that on track. It would also be a way to break out of the entire cast of LOTR and start fresh with a new cast, but it would take more than three films to do it right.
Back to the Hobbit...I’ll be very interested to see who they pick up for the Dwarves too...
Yep, we are now in the Second Age, the time of The Hobbit.
True, it would have been interminable. I think Peter Jackson did an awesome job bringing Tolkein’s words to life. Folks can quibble about what was left in, and what was left out (The Scouring of the Shire, IMO, chief among many), but all in all it was a wonderful group of films.
I could dispense with Tom Bombadil, which wasn't really crucial to the story line, but I WAS upset about them leaving out "The scouring of the Shire", where the combat-veteran hobbits return to the Shire and deal a final conclusion to Saruman (who had taken over while they were busy with Mordor)
Not necessarily. One of the first things Gandalf says to Bilbo at the beginning of Fellowship is, "You haven't aged a day". It's my understanding that from the time Bilbo found the One Ring, his aging slowed, because of the power bestowed on the one who possesses it. So whatever Bilbo looked like at the beginning of Fellowship is what he would look like in The Hobbit. I could understand, though, if Jackson wants to go with someone a little younger than Ian Holm; it certainly wouldn't make me enjoy the movie any less.
See #36, above.
Sir Ian (Holm) has long said he is simply not up to it. (Nice to have a cast with TWO ‘Sir Ians’ again though).
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