Skip to comments.Peter Jackson On The Possibility Of A Silmarillion Movie
Posted on 07/31/2014 6:34:48 PM PDT by Perdogg
With The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies capping off The Hobbit trilogy - and finishing out what Jackson thinks of as a six-part set of films, that includes Lord of the Rings - it would seem that his time in Middle-earth is at an end.
However, some fans wonder if there isn't one more work of Tolkien that Jackson could adapt to film. The Silmarillion, something of a history of Middle-earth that precedes both The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings, remains unfilmed.
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The Chapter on Beren and Lúthien would take at least a movie on its own.
Wow. This would be a challenge. Peter? up to it?
you mean, remains un-cgi’d...
“The Chapter on Beren and Lúthien would take at least a movie on its own.”
Probably the path that he would follow.
Prequels are tough to do right.
I am reminded of “the Phantom Menace’ and the TV show “Enterprise”.
Peter Jackson doesn’t have a clue about characters or their development. The result would be an unending CGI-generated videogame fantasy.
He’s ruined enough with The Hobbit in the Temples of Doom...
How you would have both Glaurung and Ungoliant without CGI?
Btw, I think Jaime Lannister is a ripoff of Turin Turnambar.
IMO, Jackson has jumped the shark with the Hobbit films, and, thus, it’s no tragedy if he won’t be adapting The Silmarillion. However, it’s slightly ridiculous to say that it can’t happen because the Tolkien family would never approve. Christopher Tolkien is pushing 90, and sister Priscilla isn’t far behind. It’s only a matter of time before the grandkids gain control of the estate, and who knows what they’d approve? Money can be very persuasive.
I want another Howard Shore soundtrack. Howard isn’t getting any younger.
i do not understand what you just said. :-)
i’m not saying cgi is bad, i am saying a large portion of those movies is not “filmed”.
When I was smart (in college) I tried to read that book.
I am over half way done, about 100 more pages.
Other than both sleeping with his sister (which Turin did unwittingly and Jaime knowingly), they two have nothing in common.
I liked LOTR but I haven’t seen the Hobbit movies yet
Is your brain starting to explode?
No, I am actually getting addicted. Never in a million years did I ever think I would become of a big Tolkien fan.
“...the Hobbit films so far, while not quite as good, are extremely well-done and entertaining to say the least. In fact, IMHO Peter Jackson improved upon Tolkien’s work.”
Ummm...no. Not even close. The Hobbits films are stupid beyond pain. The only good thing about the second one was that I fell asleep and missed about half of it. I won’t waste time watching the third unless I have copious beer and a desire to scream at someone...
The Hobbit is a book that is all about character development, and Jackson couldn’t be more clueless if someone shot him in the head 50 times with a 12-gauge.
LOTR is great!
The Silmarillion??? Not so great
I read once that PJ couldn't get the rights to The Hobbit, so he used indexes and such from some of the material he already had rights to and had to fill in a lot of blank spots. Still good movies.
thanks for the tip
For those trouncing LOTR and Hobbit, hey, actors exist, hollywood exists. Go make a better one and lets see how it stacks up!!!
The Silmarillion is awesome, it is just written like a biblical epic rather than the novel way LOTR and the Hobbit were written....personally I love all the drama and backstory in the Silmarillion...
You apparently saw something in it I didn’t. All I saw were endless chase scenes, with poor attempts at slapstick humor, with a focus on an elf, and an elf-dwarf love affair, that seemed aimed directly at the Twilight crowd. There was none of the character development that was the central theme of the Hobbit, nor was there any of the sense of adventure. I think he thought that because it was a book aimed at children, he thought he had to make the movie silly and superficial. But what separated Tolkien from the rest is that whereas most writers treat children as shallow and easily distracted by shiny objects, Tolkien treated them with respect, and capable of grasping deeper concepts like sacrifice and honor, and capable of understanding the evolution of Bilbo (which was what the book was really all about).
To each his own, I suppose. But after enduring the first Hobbit movie, and being thoroughly disgusted by the second, I will happily skip the third, and wait patiently for the next 30 years until someone comes along and does the book justice.
There must be a widespread belief in the entertainment industry that women simply can't sit through a movie that doesn't contain some romance in it. The second Hobbit movie was utter crap.
He’s ruined the Hobbit, so what possible harm could this trilogy do?
Check out the Tolkien professor, who has his Simarillion seminar on line. I never got through the book either, but having it explained helps. Its on iTunes or google the Tolkien professor.
Most of the Simarillion is unfilmable, except for Luthien and Beren. TurinTurimbar’s story is too depressing.
However, Jackson has the rights to LOTRs including the appendices, so Aragorn and Arwen could be filmed.
Indeed. Just the creation story of the Ainur by Ilúvatar would take up 3 films. To do the rest would take many more and any potential audience would get very bored, very fast.
Plus...a representation of The Music of the Ainur and Melkor's divergence to create his own song on film would start to look suspiciously like David Bowman's journey into the Monolith at the end of "2001". Audiences would have a very large 'WTF' moment or three.
Let it go Peter.
Try listening on Audio Book. Or download the 13 parts from YouTube. It is very enjoyable that way.
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