The HOBBIT An Unexpected Journey 2013

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Re: HOBBIT film

Postby witchfire » Wed Jun 02, 2010 10:27 am

distinct style does allways translate well when dealing with
something with an already established look like
Tolkien's world
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Re: HOBBIT film

Postby Praetorian » Thu Jun 03, 2010 7:12 am

witchfire wrote:distinct style does allways translate well when dealing with
something with an already established look like
Tolkien's world

Established Look?

I would say the looks are very similar...but I would hardly say that there is a finite design to Tolkien's world. I mean, look at how many artists redesigned smaug, from a childish look to what the Humbrodt's (sp?) did.
Del Toro has a distinct style...and I don't think those teeth he was sitting by in the picture were Smaugs. I got a feeling those were the troll teeth....but I could be wrong.
See...Peter Jackson's trolls....while amazing in the LotR movies, have a flaw when translated into the Hobbit: their mouth designs and basic overall design don't translate well into the three trolls that have a huge convo while trying to figure out HOW to cook dwarves. This left a problem that I believe someone with Del Toro's skill's could have fixed very easily, though a redesign would have been in order.

but I guess we might never see the film, with all the people that are dropping out of it
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Re: HOBBIT film

Postby luketheduke86 » Fri Oct 15, 2010 11:00 pm

Hobbit gets greenlight! It's about damn time!
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Re: HOBBIT film

Postby Arcane Guyver » Sat Oct 16, 2010 3:41 am

Now, let's hope the Film Actors Guild doesn't get in the way of progress. :P
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Re: HOBBIT film

Postby witchfire » Sat Oct 16, 2010 8:32 am

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Re: HOBBIT film

Postby Kit » Thu Oct 21, 2010 10:12 pm

From E:

Peter Jackson has his fearless burglar in the bag. Or should we say, the Baggins?

The studios behind The Hobbit officially confirmed Thursday that British actor Martin Freeman will be playing the titular Shire hero, Bilbo Baggins, in Jackson's two-part Lord of the Rings prequel.

"Despite the various rumours and speculation surrounding this role, there has only ever been one Bilbo Baggins for us," Jackson said in a statement.

But Bilbo isn't going it alone in today's casting news. MGM, New Line and Warner Bros. also rolled out a roster of actors who will be playing the hobbit's comrades in treasure hunting and Smaug slaying...

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Brit Richard Armitage, who presumably will be seen in Captain America: The First Avenger long before The Hobbit's journey concludes, has signed on to play Thorin Oakenshield, head of the company of dwarves who are off to recapture his lost inheritance.

Rounding out the troop are Aidan Turner and Rob Kazinsky as Kili and Fili; Graham McTavish as Dwalin; John Callen as Oin; Stephen Hunter as Bombur; Mark Hadlow as Dori; and Peter Hambleton as Gloin. (You never know which one of them is going to be the next Dominic Monaghan!)

The manly group will gather in February—possibly in New Zealand, possibly elsewhere—to start shooting the long-awaited epic.

In response to the decision made by SAG, AFTRA and New Zealand Actors' Equity not to boycott or otherwise interfere with the production, the studios said in a joint statement earlier today that they are still waiting to hear from other industry unions before they make their final decision about whether to move production out of New Zealand, where LOTR was shot.

"The actions of these unions have caused us substantial damage and disruption and forced us to consider other filming locations for the first time," the studios said. "Alternative locations are still being considered."

Meanwhile, since the film was officially greenlighted, there's been no word on whether Ian McKellen, who's been attached as Gandalf since the project's inception, or Andy "Gollum" Serkis are officially on board.
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Re: HOBBIT film

Postby Kit » Tue Dec 07, 2010 2:52 pm

Weirdly, it is being reported that Cate Blanchet will reprise the role of Galadriel in this film...
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Re: HOBBIT film

Postby Kit » Mon May 30, 2011 6:22 pm

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Re: HOBBIT film

Postby Chris F » Fri Jun 17, 2011 5:53 pm

Kit wrote:Weirdly, it is being reported that Cate Blanchet will reprise the role of Galadriel in this film...


There are several other actors returning from The Lord of The Rings whose participation in the Hobbit duology seems peculiar: Christopher Lee (Saruman), Ian Holm (and older Bilbo), Elijah Wood (Frodo Baggins), and Orlando Bloom (Legolas). My guess is that there will be a framing story used as a bridge to The Lord of The Rings. I just hope Jackson doesn't let the bridging material interfere with The Hobbit proper.

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Re: HOBBIT film

Postby Jameson » Fri Jun 17, 2011 6:03 pm

rumor has it that Old Bilbo is reading from the book to Frodo (thus framing the story)

Legolas, being a wood elf of Mirkwood, is likely to be featured in those scenes in the Elven King's domain

Sauruman and Galadriel will most likely feature into the added material concerning Gandalf and the fall of the Necromancer.

Those are the rumors though.

Oh ... and Benedict Cumberbatch is to provide the voice of Smaug
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Re: HOBBIT film

Postby ClassDunce » Fri Jun 17, 2011 6:05 pm

Jameson wrote:Oh ... and Benedict Cumberbatch is to provide the voice of Smaug


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Re: HOBBIT film

Postby Kit » Tue Dec 20, 2011 10:59 pm

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Re: HOBBIT film

Postby Beleriphon » Wed Dec 21, 2011 2:07 am

That look pretty awesome. Who is playing Thorin in this?

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Re: HOBBIT film

Postby Jameson » Wed Dec 21, 2011 6:31 am

Forty six and two are just ahead of me.

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Postby Kit » Wed Aug 01, 2012 12:59 am

Libra wrote:Ouch. Definately a little from column 'A' and a little from Column 'B'.

Making The Hobbit into two films? That's just greedy. :(


and now, its somehow THREE films
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