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RobertSpence
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Does anybody know the news of what is ahppening with turning The Hobbit into a film? comments here..


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"Oscar winning director Peter Jackson says it will be at least three years before he shoots The Lord of the Rings prequel, The Hobbit." Anybody think this will actually be made?


This will not be made. New Line co-chairman Bob Shaye and Peter Jackson are in the middle of a massive feud and have been there for quite some time. This has even made it to the major news outlets. Check out this article for basically the most up-to-date info on this film and the feud, over at CNN.

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That's harsh. It's a shame it all came to this. I think if I were paid a quarter billion dollars, though, I'd be happy with the paycheck.


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Some good news. It seems that New Line is trying to make amends with Peter Jackson over The Hobbit.

Get more details over at Premiere.


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I read that earlier. I hope they do get everything with Jackson worked out. I wouldn't want it to end up in the hands of someone like the director of Spiderman. arrg. That would suck. I like Spiderman and everything, but to me, they were nothing groundbreaking and the last one wasn't very good.

Jackson seems like the only good choice to film something in Middle-Earth...at least to me, a fan of the books and the movies.

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Some very cool news. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Guillermo del Toro is in talks to direct back-to-back installments of The Hobbit.


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Because of the strike, no writer has been hired to adapt Tolkien's children's classic, though that process will be fast-tracked once it's resolved. Del Toro and Jackson will oversee "Hobbit's" writing.


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Can't say I much cared for the Lord of the Rings movies, but I'll definitely give these ones a look if Del Toro winds up directing. Be really interesting to see his take on things.


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I'm a huge fan of Peter Jackson and the Lord of the Rings movies, and was hoping he'd be the one at the helm for continuities sake. I've never cared much for Del Toro's films. I even got bored with the trailer for Hellboy 2.

He better not screw it up.

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Just when everyone thought this film was finally going to be made, New Line gets sued again. This time by the Tolkien Estate, who are claiming that the company failed to pay a cut of gross profits for the blockbuster films.


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...the plaintiffs have a right to terminate any further rights New Line may have to the Tolkien works under the agreements, including The Hobbit...


read more over at comingsoon.com


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Hey,

While certainly a tangle in Gandalf's beard, hopefully it won't hold it up too much. I hope New Line isn't so stupid as to throw away all the potential money to be made over a petty 150 million dollars.

Pay up New Line. Let's get this dragon into the sky.

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Hey,

It's official, Guillermo del Toro is going to direct  The Hobbit and a second movie that's going to bridge the gap between The Hobbit and LOTR.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/hr/content_display/film/news/e3i0f3a7216274d5d8241ccf88e0f921f7f

I feel alright with this. Toro is competent and Peter Jackson supposed to be involved. Hopefully it's able to live up to it's potential.

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I feel alright with this. Toro is competent and Peter Jackson supposed to be involved. Hopefully it's able to live up to it's potential.

sheepwalker


I certainly would say that Toro is more than competent, he should do a really good job. The Hobbit is quite a dark book really. Toro has agreed to move to New Zealand and live their for 4 years just to make these movies!! With that kind of dedication you just know he will do a brilliant job.

There seems to be some confusion over what the second movie will be, but it does seem that they are planning to cut the book in half and not as some have suggested make the Hobbit and then some as yet unwritten sequel. I cannot see them doing anything else, there is more than enough going on in that book to get two movies out of it.

I was not really a huge fan of LOTR, I saw the movies and was impressed but never seen them since and have no real urge too. But I loved the Hobbit when I was a kid and would love to see it on screen.

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No, the first film will be The Hobbit, and the second will be an untitled sequel that bridges the 60 year gap between The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings.


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It's good news for Tolkien fans but....I was hoping Del Toro would finally find someone to finance "In The Mountains Of Madness". So this puts it on the back burner for 4-5 years now.

And gee...we already had the Rankin-Bass Hobbit  


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Hey,


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The Hobbit is quite a dark book really.


Really? I didn't get that when I read it. But I was 12, maybe it was over my head.


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There seems to be some confusion over what the second movie will be, but it does seem that they are planning to cut the book in half and not as some have suggested make the Hobbit and then some as yet unwritten sequel.


I think the second one may be based on the Silmarillion, a kind of history of middle earth, or something. I tried reading it but found it pretty dry. It really was like a history book, even though Tolkien writing is sort of like that anyway it's especially the case with this. But I did find out that Aragorn was actually a half elf( or at least partially elf, his great, great grand daddy married one)

But hopefully they focus it some and fill in the characters some more and it will turn out alright.

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