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New Hobbit Movie(s)?
« on: November 04, 2006, 07:20:15 pm »
Thats right folks! You asked for it, and you got it! MGM is in the middle of plans to produce not one but TWO, yes count them TWO, Hobbit movies. They will follow the wild and woolie adventures of our favorite midget as first put forth in JRR Tolkiens 1937 novel. As yet, no director has been named, but MGM has stated they'd be thrilled to get Peter Jackson working on this.
http://movies.ign.com/articles/741/741713p1.html





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Re: New Hobbit Movie(s)?
« Reply #1 on: November 04, 2006, 10:16:30 pm »
OMFG, YES!  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

I do not have a doubt within my mind that Peter Jackson will direct 'The Hobbit' as well. It was a heartbreaking experience for him to leave LoTR behind, so for him to have the chance to go through it all over again would probably make him absolutely ecstatic.  8)
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Re: New Hobbit Movie(s)?
« Reply #2 on: November 04, 2006, 10:37:47 pm »
All I can say is, what took them so long to figure out this was a good idea?  DUH!

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« Reply #3 on: November 04, 2006, 10:38:44 pm »
All I can say is, what took them so long to figure out this was a good idea?  DUH!

Seriously, I've been dying for this, but eh, if I can get TWO movies out of this, it will be all worth it.  :D

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« Reply #4 on: November 05, 2006, 12:20:48 am »
All I can say is, what took them so long to figure out this was a good idea?  DUH!

Copyright issues.  About three million people, across hundreds of countries own some kind of copyright to the Hobbit.

I'm a little worried about them completely ruining this though.  Two Hobbit movies seem like they're just trying to milk it for as long as possible.  What are they going to do next?  The Silmarillion?   ::)

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« Reply #5 on: November 05, 2006, 01:02:53 am »
All I can say is, what took them so long to figure out this was a good idea?  DUH!

Copyright issues.  About three million people, across hundreds of countries own some kind of copyright to the Hobbit.

I'm a little worried about them completely ruining this though.  Two Hobbit movies seem like they're just trying to milk it for as long as possible.  What are they going to do next?  The Silmarillion?   ::)

That I'd like to see, wonder how long it would be. I always thought it would be kind of cool to see a Hobbit movie, if only for the mental image of Smaug swooping down from his lair to toast the town. But what would the second movie be about?
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Re: New Hobbit Movie(s)?
« Reply #6 on: November 05, 2006, 11:23:54 am »
Sorry, the only one who could have captured the dullness of Silmarillon was Andrei Tarkovsky, and he's dead.

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Re: New Hobbit Movie(s)?
« Reply #7 on: November 05, 2006, 08:00:13 pm »
Seeing about 7 years ago there was some kind of Hobit stage show going around I didn't think it would be that hard to organise right if they could do it for a stage show.

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« Reply #8 on: November 05, 2006, 08:56:59 pm »
I guess in some ways I'm interested to see it be two movies, because hopefully they can fit more of the story into them. Then again, I always assumed there'd be one movie and it does smack somewhat of milking the franchise.

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Re: New Hobbit Movie(s)?
« Reply #9 on: November 06, 2006, 05:59:20 am »
Not Peter Jackson again...  :(

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Re: New Hobbit Movie(s)?
« Reply #10 on: November 06, 2006, 06:36:06 am »
Dont complain. If you want an epic, you assign Jackson as director. Its the law.
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Re: New Hobbit Movie(s)?
« Reply #11 on: November 06, 2006, 07:31:59 am »
There were rumors about a Hobbit movie going around when the second LOTR was released.

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Re: New Hobbit Movie(s)?
« Reply #12 on: November 07, 2006, 12:54:27 am »
I guess in some ways I'm interested to see it be two movies, because hopefully they can fit more of the story into them. Then again, I always assumed there'd be one movie and it does smack somewhat of milking the franchise.

My point was that the Hobbit was not a long story.  It wasn't even half as long as the Fellowship of the Ring.  There is absoloutly no reason why they need to turn this in to two movies, except to make more money.  I loved the LOTR movies, but I'm fully expecting another unneccesarily long, padded out movie.  Two, infact.

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« Reply #13 on: November 07, 2006, 01:25:07 am »
Dont complain. If you want an epic, you assign Jackson as director. Its the law.

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Re: New Hobbit Movie(s)?
« Reply #14 on: November 08, 2006, 11:16:25 pm »
I am worried about this two movie thing too. Were are they going to end movie 1? I loved The Hobbit, but only seeing the first half will leave me feeling like I just watched a two hour advertisement for the next movie.

As to other renditions of the Hobbit, there used to be a puppet show put on every year by this weird shop in downtown Riverside (CA) called Dragon Marsh. I never saw it, but I heard that their Smog was quite the spectacle. Last I heard they had quit doing the show.

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Re: New Hobbit Movie(s)?
« Reply #15 on: November 09, 2006, 03:33:10 pm »
Dont complain. If you want an epic, you assign Jackson as director. Its the law.

Nah, you want something interesting, try George Lucas directing it. That'd be a twist.

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Re: New Hobbit Movie(s)?
« Reply #16 on: November 11, 2006, 09:49:01 am »
They kill Smaug by firing an arrow into his exhaust port.  8)
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Re: New Hobbit Movie(s)?
« Reply #17 on: November 11, 2006, 10:52:58 am »
That's a much better ending.

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« Reply #18 on: November 11, 2006, 11:04:54 am »
Its also a double entendre  :P
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« Reply #19 on: November 11, 2006, 11:13:39 am »
Its also a double entendre  :P

You certainly showed him. ;D

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« Reply #20 on: November 11, 2006, 01:00:46 pm »
I can see it now. A parody of the scene where the squid Admiral explains how to destroy the death star.

"Smaug is extremely powerful, with more firepower than all the armies of Gondor combined. Although he is too encrusted with treasure for a direct attack to work, we have discovered a weakness..."
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« Reply #21 on: November 11, 2006, 01:41:30 pm »
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« Reply #22 on: November 13, 2006, 10:11:30 am »
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« Reply #23 on: November 13, 2006, 07:25:38 pm »
Oh awesome little conversation I started with my George Lucas idea. I didn't think anyone would give my post more than a reply or 2.

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« Reply #24 on: November 13, 2006, 07:31:31 pm »
I dont know if anyone has seen George Lucas Directs Lord of the Rings before, but it seems to fit the convermasation and it's funny.
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« Reply #25 on: November 13, 2006, 07:51:00 pm »
I dont know if anyone has seen George Lucas Directs Lord of the Rings before, but it seems to fit the convermasation and it's funny.

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« Reply #26 on: November 14, 2006, 04:46:23 am »
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Re: New Hobbit Movie(s)?
« Reply #27 on: November 20, 2006, 02:03:19 am »
http://comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=17619

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« Reply #28 on: November 20, 2006, 05:06:38 am »
Wow, that's retarded. I want Jackson to do it, he's a pretty natural choice.

But I guess neither side is going to back down on this one.

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Re: New Hobbit Movie(s)?
« Reply #29 on: November 21, 2006, 11:10:19 pm »
Basically, it spells out the doom of The Hobbit.  >:(

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Re: New Hobbit Movie(s)?
« Reply #31 on: November 30, 2006, 01:46:04 am »
Jackson is back.  New Line is gone.

The only problem I see is, there will never be a complete DVD boxed set.  I can live with that.

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« Reply #32 on: November 30, 2006, 06:19:32 am »
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« Reply #33 on: November 30, 2006, 11:56:32 pm »
Jackson is back. New Line is gone.

The only problem I see is, there will never be a complete DVD boxed set. I can live with that.

Oh, I don't know. Ray Harrihausen did a bunch of movies for various film companies, and I've seen his movies in boxed sets. Give it thirty or fourty years, and I'm pretty sure you'll get your boxed set.



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Re: New Hobbit Movie(s)?
« Reply #34 on: January 30, 2007, 07:49:36 am »
Well, another, and in my opinion far superior, director has presented himself as a possibility for directing "The Hobbit". Obviously, a lot of details would need to be worked out, but personally I would love to see Sam Raimi direct "The Hobbit".
http://movies.ign.com/articles/759/759239p1.html



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« Reply #35 on: January 30, 2007, 08:55:35 am »
Raimi?

Lets look at his resume':

Some classic, though extremely cheesy, horror films.
A western.
A corny sports drama.
Some Thrillers.
Spiderman.

I see no trace of any epic fantasy.

Whereas Jackson has proven himself up to the job by making a massive sucess out of Lord of the Rings, which is set in the same world and involves several of the same characters as LoTR.

My money is on Jackson.
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« Reply #36 on: January 30, 2007, 11:25:26 am »
Raimi hasn't done anything good bar Spiderman (and even then...), and certainly doesn't look a better candidate than Jackson.

I'm waiting for the rights to transfer back to Zaentz so that Jackson can do it.

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Re: New Hobbit Movie(s)?
« Reply #37 on: January 30, 2007, 12:22:24 pm »
Seeing as the movies Jackson did before LOTR were just as gory as those Sam Raimi's were, featured equally weird and inspired camerawork, and also had a really twisted sense of humour, I understand how the parallels are drawn.

I for one would find a "solid" director. As good as Raimi is, it might prove too much, or he will make it too much. I always liked the Hobbit more than LOTR for it's smaller and cosier setting.

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« Reply #38 on: January 30, 2007, 12:24:11 pm »
Oh, I don't know. He's done a number of good Hercules and Xena episodes. Though admittedly, most of his work has been in horror. The grudge, Boogeyman, Darkman, Evil deads, Timecop, and acted in a number of other movies: Hudsucker Proxy, The shining, spies like us, etc.
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« Reply #39 on: August 15, 2007, 12:08:32 am »
http://movies.ign.com/articles/812/812289p1.html
Huh. Go figure. Looks like New Line Cinema has worked through its legal problems, and Peter Jackson might be back on board for directing the Hobbit.



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« Reply #40 on: August 15, 2007, 06:39:22 am »
http://movies.ign.com/articles/812/812289p1.html
Huh. Go figure. Looks like New Line Cinema has worked through its legal problems, and Peter Jackson might be back on board for directing the Hobbit.

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« Reply #41 on: August 30, 2007, 04:46:48 pm »
I hope they start production on the hobbit soon, it would be nice to see it in mid-late 2009
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Re: New Hobbit Movie(s)?
« Reply #42 on: September 21, 2007, 01:37:57 am »
I think that "The Hobbit" was much funnier to read than Lord of the Rings, so i can't wait for the movie  ;)
But it does sound a bit strange that they will make 2 movies out of it? Unless it's going to be part 1 and 2.... Which i don't really think the book is long enough to be split halfway
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Re: New Hobbit Movie(s)?
« Reply #43 on: December 18, 2007, 03:13:29 pm »
Confirmation.  Peter Jackson will produce two Hobbit movies, set to be released in 2009/10
http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=40300

I'm still upset they've decided to split it into two, the book was nowhere near long enough to fill two movies, it seem like nothing but an attempt to milk it further.  That aside, I am really looking forward to seeing it.

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« Reply #44 on: December 18, 2007, 05:48:10 pm »
Hurrah!

Perhaps they'll be padding them out with stuff from The Silmarillion. You couldn't make a coherent film out of that, so it would make sense to incorporate what they can.

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« Reply #45 on: December 18, 2007, 06:49:02 pm »
I wouldn't mind back story on the Dwarves, the Lonley Mountain, et cetera. Tell the story of Thorin Oakenshield in that big Goblin-Dwarf war, for example.
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Re: New Hobbit Movie(s)?
« Reply #46 on: December 19, 2007, 02:28:27 am »
Hurrah!

Perhaps they'll be padding them out with stuff from The Silmarillion. You couldn't make a coherent film out of that, so it would make sense to incorporate what they can.

You can say that again.  They couldn't even make a coherent book out of it.