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I didn't know production of the Hobbit movies was in jeopardy still, thought it was already cleared up. But, glory be, they're all done scaring each other and production is under way!

http://www.latimes.com/business/la-f...,3237684.story


Edited by journeymom - 12/12/12 at 9:39pm
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I never really got into LotR, but I LOVE The Hobbit! I'm excited to see the movies when they are done.
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I can't wait. :
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Little tidbits!

Guillermo Del Toro Talks About Smaug

More I haven't had time to read it yet.
post #5 of 118
Oohhhhhh, yay!
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I just had to chime in to say I LOVE the title of this thread! Whenever the kids are really dirty/ripe, DH and I like to call them "filthy hobbitses." Other people don't get it. Glad someone out there would!
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McKellen Says the Hobbit Starts in July

http://www.empireonline.com/news/feed.asp?NID=27331
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Well then! I didn't know Guillermo Del Toro had dropped the job.

So now Peter Jackson is back at the helm.

http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/165...15/story.jhtml
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Sigh. Yeah, Guillermo did heaps of work on the script and pre-production, but eventually had to back out because the negotiations weren't going anywhere and he had other contracts to fulfil. He was really sorry about it, and I was sad he left - I thought he was a fantastic choice for director, and he's been a real sweetie about communicating with fans, even bouncing ideas off a LOTR message board! Apparently one of his locked-in projects is a Haunted Mansion movie for Disney based off the ride (!).

I'd rather PJ did it than anyone else who springs to mind, but I do wish del Toro had gotten his shot. And I REALLY hope they manage to keep the filming in NZ, 'cause I live here. The LOTR films and NZ were so closely connected that it'll feel like a real kick in the teeth if they take the production elsewhere.
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Another Haunted Mansion movie based on the ride, I hope it's better than the last one. I'm glad Jackson is back!
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Apparently one of his locked-in projects is a Haunted Mansion movie for Disney based off the ride (!).
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Hey, if anyone could make a Haunted Mansion-based film worth watching, it might just be Guillermo.

New Zealand's all in an uproar at the moment about moving the filming offshore. The Prime Minister's trying to keep it here.
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I think he will make an excellent Bilbo
post #16 of 118
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More! With a vague, tantalizing mention of David Tennent!

http://www.deadline.com/2010/10/pete...or-the-hobbit/

Do you suppose Beorn will make it into the movie? Jim Carter would make a nice Beorn.

Richard Armitage doesn't seem right for Thorin Oakenshield, though he's very appealing.

Bill Nighy would make an excellent Smaug.
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*gasp* I love David Tennant! That would be awesome! Although I gotta say, I have NO idea which role they'd put him in. Any guesses?
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No idea, either! But he might make a good elf king. All fair and pointy nosed.
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Not pretty enough. As I say, I love the guy, but I have high standards for Elf-kings. And isn't he a bit too... intense and frenetic for an Elf?

(That said, I thought Hugo Weaving was a fantastic Elrond, even though he's not what I'd call attractive. So I guess there's room for compromise. But at least he had a kind of stately bearing. David Tennant, not so much. Too gangly. But we'll see.)
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I *LOVE* David Tennant!


I have only seen him in Harry Potter and Doctor Who so...not really anything entailing noble bearing.

I think he would make a rather nice Thranduil.
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