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« Reply #320 on: 05-28-2011 12:53 »

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Peter Jackson confirms Legolas will return to Middle Earth!
Ten years ago, Orlando Bloom created an iconic character with his portrayal of Legolas. I'm excited to announce today that we'll be revisiting Middle Earth with him once more. I’m thrilled to be working with Orlando again. Funny thing is, I look older—and he doesn’t! I guess that's why he makes such a wonderful elf.
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« Reply #321 on: 05-30-2011 21:43 »

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Titles and Release Dates Announced for the Hobbit Films!

New Line Cinema, Warner Bros. Pictures and MGM have announced the titles and release dates for filmmaker Peter Jackson's two-film adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien's enduringly popular masterpiece "The Hobbit." The first film, titled "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey", will be released on December 14, 2012. The second film, titled "The Hobbit: There and Back Again", is slated for release the following year, on December 13, 2013.

Both films are set in Middle-earth 60 years before Tolkien's "The Lord of the Rings," which Jackson and his filmmaking team brought to the big screen in the blockbuster trilogy that culminated with the Oscar-winning The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King. The adventure of "The Hobbit" follows the journey of title character Bilbo Baggins, who is swept into an epic quest to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor from the fearsome dragon Smaug.

Under Jackson's direction, both movies are being shot consecutively in digital 3D using the latest camera and stereo technology. Filming is taking place at Stone Street Studios, Wellington, and on location around New Zealand.

Ian McKellen returns as Gandalf the Grey, the character he played in "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy, and Martin Freeman, who just won a BAFTA TV Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in the BBC series "Sherlock," takes on the central role of Bilbo Baggins. Also reprising their roles from "The Lord of the Rings" movies are: Cate Blanchett as Galadriel; Orlando Bloom as Legolas; Ian Holm as the elder Bilbo; Christopher Lee as Saruman; Hugo Weaving as Elrond; Elijah Wood as Frodo; and Andy Serkis as Gollum. The ensemble cast also includes (in alphabetical order) Richard Armitage, Jed Brophy, Adam Brown, John Callen, Stephen Fry, Ryan Gage, Mark Hadlow, Peter Hambleton, Stephen Hunter, William Kircher, Sylvester McCoy, Bret McKenzie, Graham McTavish, Mike Mizrahi, James Nesbitt, Dean O'Gorman, Lee Pace, Mikael Persbrandt, Conan Stevens, Ken Stott, Jeffrey Thomas and Aidan Turner.

The screenplays for "The Hobbit" films are by Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens, Guillermo del Toro and Peter Jackson. Jackson is also producing the films, together with Fran Walsh and Carolynne Cunningham. The executive producers are Ken Kamins and Zane Weiner, with Philippa Boyens serving as co-producer.

"The Hobbit" films are productions of New Line Cinema and MGM, with New Line managing production. Warner Bros Pictures is handling worldwide theatrical distribution, with select international territories as well as all international television licensing being handled by MGM.
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« Reply #322 on: 05-31-2011 13:08 »


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« Reply #323 on: 06-02-2011 08:31 »

Two films?  Really?  They crammed all of The Lord of the Rings into just three films, but they need two to do The Hobbit?

Also, some of those actors who will be reprising their roles from the LOTR movies play characters that weren't even in The Hobbit.
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« Reply #324 on: 06-02-2011 20:00 »

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The project has been envisaged as two parts since 2006, but the proposed contents of the parts has changed during development. MGM expressed interest in a second film in 2006, set between The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings.[105] Jackson concurred, stating "one of the drawbacks of The Hobbit is [that] it's relatively lightweight compared to Lord of the Rings... There [are] a lot of sections in which a character like Gandalf disappears for a while. From memory – I mean, I haven't read it for a while now – but I think he references going off to meet with the White Council, who are actually characters like Galadriel and Saruman and people who we see in Lord of the Rings. He mysteriously vanishes for a while and then comes back, but we don't really know what goes on."[57] Jackson was also interested in showing Gollum's journey to Mordor, and Aragorn setting a watch on the Shire.[106]
After his hiring in 2008, Del Toro confirmed the sequel would be about "trying to reconcile the facts of the first movie with a slightly different point of view. You would be able to see events that were not witnessed in the first."[9] He also noted the story must be drawn from only what is mentioned in The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, as they do not have the rights to The Silmarillion and Unfinished Tales.[107] Del Toro also added (before writing began) that if they could not find a coherent story for the second film, they would just film The Hobbit, stating "The Hobbit is better contained in a single film and kept brisk and fluid with no artificial 'break point'."[108] By November 2008, he acknowledged that the book was more detailed and eventful than people may remember.[109] He decided to abandon the "bridge film" concept, feeling that it would be better for the two parts to contain only material from The Hobbit:
When you lay out [...] the story beats contained within the book (before even considering any apendix [sic] material) the work is enormous and encompasses more than one film. That's why we are thinking of the TWO INSTALLMENTS as parts of a single NARRATIVE. That's why I keep putting down the use of a "bridge" film (posited initially). I think the concept as such is not relevant anymore. I believe that the narrative and characters are rich enough to fit in TWO films.[110]
Del Toro said that he was faced with two possible places to split the story,[74] including Smaug's defeat. He noted the second film would need to end by leading directly into The Fellowship of the Ring.[111] In June 2009, Del Toro revealed he had decided where to divide the story based on comments from fans about signifying a change in Bilbo's relationship with the dwarves.[112] The second film's story would also have depended on how many actors could have reprised their roles.[64]

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« Reply #325 on: 06-02-2011 21:16 »

That sounds an awful lot like they're padding it out to two films by adding in a bunch of stuff that wasn't in the book.

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one of the drawbacks of The Hobbit is [that] it's relatively lightweight compared to Lord of the Rings...

I don't think that is a drawback.  In fact, it seems like that would make The Hobbit easier to adapt to film than The Lord of the Rings.
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« Reply #326 on: 06-03-2011 00:04 »

Maybe it means they're adding things not in the book...or MAYBE this time Jackson wants to get as many scenes from the book into the movies (there are a LOT of awesomely cool scenes in The Hobbit).

When Jackson was told to make the movies for the trilogy, the studio didn't know how successful it would be so they limited him to one movie per book at first, and he probably just stuck with that because that was how he started.

But now that those films were a huge success, they know they can afford to make more than one movie. Now they can fit in as many scenes from The Hobbit into the movie as possible, whereas the trilogy movies were truncated and didn't have anywhere close to all the scenes in the book in them.

I loved the trilogy films, but The Hobbit is the one I've been looking forward to the most, it's the funnest and scariest book of the series in my opinion. So the fact that they are making it two movies to get as much of it in as possible? Not a problem with me. smile
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« Reply #327 on: 06-03-2011 21:56 »

Maybe it means they're adding things not in the book...or MAYBE this time Jackson wants to get as many scenes from the book into the movies (there are a LOT of awesomely cool scenes in The Hobbit).

Yeah, maybe.  I'm not sure how all those characters from LOTR will be making appearances in that case, though.  I mean, having Legolas make a cameo appearance with the elves in Mirkwood would be easy enough, but I don't see how characters like Saruman or Galadriel could appear without major changes and/or additions, and Frodo wasn't even born yet.

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I loved the trilogy films, but The Hobbit is the one I've been looking forward to the most, it's the funnest and scariest book of the series in my opinion. So the fact that they are making it two movies to get as much of it in as possible? Not a problem with me. smile

I don't have a problem with The Hobbit being made into two movies.  I think that The Lord of the Rings could have easily been made into six movies instead of three (and they still wouldn't have been able to fit in everything from the books).  However, I'd much rather have one Hobbit movie that sticks to the story from the book, than have two movies that are half Tolkien, half Peter Jackson's (or anyone else's) original ideas.

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« Reply #328 on: 06-04-2011 03:56 »

I thought it was all supposed to be stuff pulled from the Silmarillion and the appendices?
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« Reply #329 on: 06-04-2011 05:22 »

That's also possible.
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« Reply #330 on: 06-04-2011 05:40 »

Well, according to your previous post, they don't have the rights to The Silmarillion, so it can't be anything from there.  I suppose it could be stuff pulled from the appendices, assuming you mean the appendices from The Lord of the Rings, since The Hobbit doesn't have much in the way of appendices (and certainly nothing that mentions characters from LOTR who weren't in The Hobbit).

Anyway, I don't really want two movies that are half The Hobbit, half stuff pulled from The Silmarillion and the appendices either.
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« Reply #331 on: 06-04-2011 06:17 »
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In the end, who really cares...we pretty much know they'll be good no matter what anyway.
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« Reply #332 on: 06-06-2011 17:34 »

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« Reply #333 on: 06-06-2011 17:37 »


Ugh kill me now. laff
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« Reply #334 on: 06-13-2011 17:49 »

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« Reply #335 on: 06-13-2011 23:55 »


I really like that they made the poster fit the film's theme. Makes it look classy and it stands out. Often with hero movies they just fart out a picture of the main guy with words around him/her.

Personally I want to see Green Lantern more than this, but I'm sure this will be a good flick as well.
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« Reply #336 on: 06-14-2011 06:59 »

super 8 owned. that is all.
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« Reply #337 on: 06-14-2011 14:55 »

Maybe it means they're adding things not in the book...or MAYBE this time Jackson wants to get as many scenes from the book into the movies (there are a LOT of awesomely cool scenes in The Hobbit).

Yeah, maybe.  I'm not sure how all those characters from LOTR will be making appearances in that case, though.  I mean, having Legolas make a cameo appearance with the elves in Mirkwood would be easy enough, but I don't see how characters like Saruman or Galadriel could appear without major changes and/or additions, and Frodo wasn't even born yet.

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I loved the trilogy films, but The Hobbit is the one I've been looking forward to the most, it's the funnest and scariest book of the series in my opinion. So the fact that they are making it two movies to get as much of it in as possible? Not a problem with me. smile

I don't have a problem with The Hobbit being made into two movies.  I think that The Lord of the Rings could have easily been made into six movies instead of three (and they still wouldn't have been able to fit in everything from the books).  However, I'd much rather have one Hobbit movie that sticks to the story from the book, than have two movies that are half Tolkien, half Peter Jackson's (or anyone else's) original ideas.

So you're saying you'll enjoy it when they remake the Lord of the Rings into 9 movies in a few years?  Who cares if it makes any narrative sense... you'll pay to see it... fuck you.
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« Reply #338 on: 06-14-2011 17:22 »

i wonder how christopher lee's gonna be saruman? i read somewhere that he wasn't going to fly all the way to new zealand due to the toll it would take on his health - the dude is almost 90, after all.
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« Reply #339 on: 06-14-2011 21:56 »

Fortunately for him, he won't have to fly anywhere, because Saruman isn't even in The Hobbit.
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« Reply #340 on: 06-15-2011 00:21 »

Not in the version you're used to anyways. smile
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« Reply #341 on: 06-16-2011 18:43 »

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DUUcOmgYEhY&feature=player_embedded
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« Reply #342 on: 06-18-2011 00:25 »
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Fortunately for him, he won't have to fly anywhere, because Saruman isn't even in The Hobbit.

they're pretty much going all the way on linking this to the lotr trilogy:
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Also reprising their roles from "The Lord of the Rings" movies are: Cate Blanchett as Galadriel; Orlando Bloom as Legolas; Ian Holm as the elder Bilbo; Christopher Lee as Saruman; Hugo Weaving as Elrond; Elijah Wood as Frodo; and Andy Serkis as Gollum.

dunno what the hell he can even do in the hobbit except vaguely imply that he might not really be a good guy, but hey.
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« Reply #343 on: 06-18-2011 20:24 »


I am so excited about this. I love Jason Siegel.
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« Reply #344 on: 06-25-2011 17:42 »





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« Reply #345 on: 06-30-2011 06:25 »

Here's my lol of the day: I just got an email from PETA that asked me to boycott the Kevin James' movie Zookeeper of the apparent abuse the animals used in the movie suffered. I'm all for standing up for animal rights, but the reason I'm not seeing Zookeeper has nothing to do with the animals. It's going to suck.
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« Reply #346 on: 06-30-2011 06:47 »

Here's my lol of the day: I just got an email from PETA that asked me to boycott the Kevin James' movie Zookeeper of the apparent abuse the animals used in the movie suffered. I'm all for standing up for animal rights, but the reason I'm not seeing Zookeeper has nothing to do with the animals. It's going to suck.
No kidding. The commercials they show on TV are cringe worthy.
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« Reply #347 on: 06-30-2011 06:54 »
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It looks almost as good as Furry Vengeance!
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« Reply #348 on: 06-30-2011 07:03 »

Wow... I didn't even know that movie existed. At least I knew the worse-rated Vampires Suck was even made!
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« Reply #349 on: 07-02-2011 04:21 »

I bet Zoo Keeper is better than this movie!
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« Reply #350 on: 07-02-2011 08:42 »

コクリコ坂から (Kokurikozaka kara)

Will be ages again till I can see it here frown
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« Reply #351 on: 07-08-2011 10:36 »

Nori, Ori, Dori

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« Reply #352 on: 07-08-2011 21:42 »

Oin and Gloin! (heh, Gimli looks like his dad)
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« Reply #353 on: 07-08-2011 21:43 »

they all look a bit weird...
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« Reply #354 on: 07-09-2011 09:46 »

As opposed to…


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« Reply #355 on: 07-09-2011 10:14 »

Well, they have more of a DSA look than a Middle Earth look, or at best an AD&D look.
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« Reply #356 on: 07-09-2011 17:21 »


Click for trailer (low quality but still fun looking)
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« Reply #357 on: 07-10-2011 23:42 »

Batman Trailer! big grin
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« Reply #358 on: 07-10-2011 23:46 »


That's not the Dark Knight Rises! And that link doesn't work in the UK!
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« Reply #359 on: 07-11-2011 01:12 »

Fooooled you, haw haw!
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