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. Rox Administrator Emeritus

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    I was stating my opinion, my bad I'll check with you next time. :rolleyes: Of course the studios would not pass up the chance to make a quick half billion per picture.
  2. MrZAP Force Ghost

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    AHEM!

    Please, read theonering.net regularly. Then these kinds of things wouldn't have to be clarified for you.
  3. FlareStorm Force Ghost

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    lol...fans beat them to it with the Hunt for Gollum
  4. Rox Administrator Emeritus

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    One nerd website is all I can check regularly but thanks for the link.
  5. jp-30 Manager Emeritus

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    WTF? You made a comment, and asked you to expand / clarify / justify. Do you understand how discussion threads work?
  6. MrZAP Force Ghost

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    :(

    You make me sad. Come, Patsy!
  7. Rox Administrator Emeritus

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    I read your reply as you making a pretty sarcastic response so I gave you one back. Going back and reading it again it wasn't at all and I apologize. JC + putting 3 year old to bed = not paying attention so well
  8. Bacon164 Force Ghost

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    I really do wish they'd cut it down to one film.
  9. Mar17swgirl Chosen One

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    O noes! :( I hope this won't mean another delay... And if del Toro backed out, I hope that PJ will step in and will direct the Hobbit films.
  10. solojones Chosen One

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    I really, really hope Jackson just steps in. At least that way they could keep all their pre-production work. If they bring in another director, they'll have to start from scratch.

    I don't blame del Torro for backing out. 6 year is a long time to wait and give up the chance to work on other projects. This project is, really sadly, entering development hell.

    -sj loves kevin spacey
  11. jp-30 Manager Emeritus

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    http://www.theonering.net/torwp/2010/05/31/36934-pj-may-direct-the-hobbit-2/


  12. MrZAP Force Ghost

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    Ye, I read that article...about....I guess eight hours ago now? Maybe seven? The point is, I already knew about it.:p

    If you click the read more at the bottom of the article, it goes to an external source.

    In the middle of that article, it says this:

    And then, it goes on about this more after the history of the past articles.

    So, chances are, he was referring to Tintin (which we've known about for years now) and Dambusters (as it notes he is one of the screenwriters, as well as because it is the project of his old friend from WETA, Christian Rivers. Tintin, as noted, is set to be released next year, so the second installment (which Jackson is directing) is more than likely going to be shot shortly after that release and box-office returns start coming in (probably in Spring 2012, based on the first movie's release date). Dambusters is kind of up in the air, it seems. I doubt Mortal Engines or His Majesty's Dragon, Throne of Jade and Black Powder War, are solid enough at this point to be real threats to Jackson directing The Hobbit.

    Now that we know with near-certainty that The Hobbit probably won't start shooting until this November at the earliest, even if a new director is found posthaste, it doesn't look good for Jackson's directing prospects, as it will probably take about two years (by my estimate) for the first film to be released, which means it would need another year for the second installment, if we go by the LotR productions. Is Jackson an amazing director? I think so, at least most of the time. Can he direct and manage both Hobbit films AND the second Tintin film at the same time, all three of which are sure to be blockbusters requiring tons of time individually? I doubt it.

    To be honest, the departure of Del Toro saddens me a lot, coupled with the fact that Jackson probably can't direct it either. I had really started to believe in Del Toro, and I always believed in Jackson, and I'm going to have a hard time accepting anyone other than those two helming the project. The only other (living) directors that seem to be kind of in that same vein to me are maybe Ridley Scott, David Fincher, J.J. Abrams, and Richard Attenborough. And I really think the films should NOT be directed by someone from the U.S. or Canada....so that eliminates Abrams and Fincher. I'd adore Attenbor
  13. DarthNotsonice Force Ghost

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    That's what Bakshi did and we see how well that turned out.
    Though in his defense,there are segements of the Lord of the Rings Trilogy
    that are lifted shot for shot from the Bakshi edition.[face_thinking]
  14. Mar17swgirl Chosen One

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  15. Rew Force Ghost

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    The Hobbit movie is entering the same category as the Star Wars live action TV series and the second coming of Jesus.

    I'll believe it when I see it. :p
  16. Strilo Manager Emeritus

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    Wow he really looks the part!
  17. Healer_Leona Manager Emeritus

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    I have to agree. Looks like a younger Ian Holm.
  18. Mar17swgirl Chosen One

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    That photo is a bit dated, it's from the 1996 Doctor Who TV film.

    This is from a DW Confidential episode from 2005, so it's more recent:

    [image=http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c251/Tauriel/mccoy_confidential.jpg]
  19. Spider-Fan Force Ghost

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    Yeah I was going to say that pic was old, but the DWC pic only enforces how similar he looks. Works for me.
  20. Sith-Lord-Gunray Ex-Mod

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    I'm all for olderness but if that second photo is accurate, then DO NOT WANT. He looks too old there, in the sickly way of being old, not the healthy/happy way that a hobbit should be old. Wasn't Bilbo supposed to only be 50 anyways?
  21. Spider-Fan Force Ghost

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    Make-up and performance can go a long way these days.
  22. Mar17swgirl Chosen One

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  23. Sith-Lord-Gunray Ex-Mod

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  24. Ghost Chosen One

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    I really hope this will finally go through.
  25. DarthLowBudget Force Ghost

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    I don't know where that rumour about McCoy playing Bilbo came from, I'd heard that they wanted him for Radagast the Brown.