Amph The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, The Desolation of Smaug, Battle of the Five Armies

Discussion in 'Community' started by -Courtney-, Nov 25, 2006.

  1. -Courtney- Jedi Grand Master

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    From IMDB

    As Lord of the Rings fans mounted a protest following word that New Line had dropped Peter Jackson from consideration as director of The Hobbit and another Lord of the Rings prequel, producer Saul Zaentz has given assurances that Jackson will indeed direct the two films. A German website, Elbenwald.de, posted an interview with Zaentz, who acquired the rights to the works of the late Rings writer, J.R.R. Tolkien, in 1976 (the Saul Zaentz Company owns Tolkien Enterprises), in which Zaentz says, "It will definitely be shot by Peter Jackson. ... Next year The Hobbit rights will fall back to my company. I suppose that Peter will wait because he knows that he will make the best deal with us. And he is fed up with the studios: to get his profit share on the Rings trilogy he had to sue New Line. With us, in contrast, he knows that he will be paid fairly and artistically supported without reservation." (The preceding quotation is a translation that appeared on TheHobbit-Movie.com from the German interview posted on Elbenwald.de.)


    That has to be the greatest news I have ever heard...Ever! Just goes to show you what the power of the fans can achieve.

    Edit: Unlocking for new news.

    Yvette Edit: More unlocking
  2. Siths_Revenge Jedi Youngling

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  3. Padawan716 Force Ghost

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  4. Mr_Blah_666 Jedi Master

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    for a start, she posted the thread for people who DO care about it...
  5. Frosted_Lemon_Jedi Jedi Youngling

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    Awesome. This sorta made my day. I can't imagine the Hobbit being directed by anyone else, except maybe George Lucas.
  6. Im_just_guessing Jedi Grand Master

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    I cant imagine a worse director for any movie ever.
  7. zacparis VIP

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  8. PrincessChattyCathy Manager Emeritus

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    There is a problem with this whole thing. The rights don't fall back to that company for a year. Meaning if New Line wants to they could start principal photography with a new director and maintain those rights.
  9. Raja_Io Force Ghost

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  10. wild_karrde Chosen One

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    News from IMDB is about as reliable as a Wiki.
  11. Frosted_Lemon_Jedi Jedi Youngling

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    Good. We can be sure it is true then.
  12. -Courtney- Jedi Grand Master

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    QFT.

    I actually found this through AICN.
  13. DarthSapient Jedi Youngling

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    If it's from IMDB, I would keep researching and check theonering.net. That's where Jackson sent the letter to begin with that he wouldn't be making the film.
  14. Leonard_Shelby Force Ghost

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    It's been posted at TORN, too...here. I guess it could go either way at this point...though I'm hopin' that this second report comes true, as it wouldn't be the same without PJ and crew.
  15. Semi-DarkLord90 Jedi Master

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    QFT.

    -Semi
  16. JediTrilobite Force Ghost

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    I know Onering.net has an article that Sam Raimi has been asked to direct the film.
  17. Armenian_Jedi Force Ghost

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    Damnit, I was hoping Uwe Boll would direct it. :(
  18. KissMeImARebel Force Ghost

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    Well, this producer guy seems to just be assuming PJ will get on board with him. So I'll take this will a grain of salt. Good to know though. ;)
  19. gabe Administrator Emeritus

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    Don't underestimate the power of the fanboys!
  20. Darth Dark Helmet Manager Emeritus

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    Exactly. Once New Line starts making the movie without Peter Jackson, this company won't be able to get the rights back.
  21. VadersLaMent Chosen One

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    I hope it's true. I liked the LOTR films.
  22. Frosted_Lemon_Jedi Jedi Youngling

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    Peter is the ONLY one who will do this right...of that I am sure.

    Of course, I find it slightly hard to be TOO excited for the Hobbit...its like getting the Pea Soup after the T-Bone Steak.
  23. Siths_Revenge Jedi Youngling

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    Wow. It's obvious Peter and this other guy are trying to make New Line look evil in the maagzines, etc.

    I can't get too excited for the Hobbit, either. I'm more excited about that LOTR preque; film. It would be cool to get characters like Aragorn, Sam, Gandalf, etc back on the screen again, and show people what they were all doing before the LOTR trilogy began.
  24. ZebulaNebula Force Ghost

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    Yessssssssssssssssss!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  25. -Courtney- Jedi Grand Master

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    Why did this thread become a place to post pictures of Vader?