Hobbitt,''Rings' Prequel, in the Works

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    http://apnews.myway.com//article/20040306/D814VP480.html
     
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    Wow... I was always pretty scared by the old animated version of The Hobbit. I always had to close my eyes at some parts, but probably because I was just a kid then. I wonder what Jackson's version would be like...
     
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    Isn't everyone Ringed out by now? Is a total nerd-fest.
     
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    i remembering downloading a trailer of the what was supposed to be the Hobbit off of the internet... and it had scenes from it which i had never seen in any of the lotr films. Although, i havent watched the extended versions... the one scene i remember the most was that of a dragon attacking the shire... is that a scene from one of the extended versions?
     
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    I don't know about Dragons in the extended version of the Return of the King, But no dragon ever attacked the (hobbit's) shire in any of the books. I don't recall the Silmarillion all that well (only read it twice, when I was 13 and 16) but even then there were no hobbits, and no "shire per say, only the area and whatever it was called back than.

    I'd bet you saw a really good spoof :D

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    Hope they get this done before Ian (Gandalf) dies. Hes getting old.
     
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    One of Gandalf's fireworks at Bilbo's eleventy-first birthday was of a dragon that flew low over the crowd.
     
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    I certainly hope that the studios can work out the legal issues. It sounds as though it will make a great movie. Thank you for the update vinow.

    I'm not sure that I'm all that interested in a remake of "King Kong" but if Jackson is the director then I'll take a look.
     
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    I saw the "trailer" for the Hobbit that rickvanr is talking about. It was a fake. Very well put together... but fake nonetheless. I was reading something where a guy far geekier than myself was dissecting it piece by piece.

    So to answer JesseJames' question, no, no one will ever be ringed out. How many of us nerds are still going to see the next Star Wars even after the last couple of crappy ones? At least I won't be camping out overnight, waiting in a long line.

    But I know some people who will.
     
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    Will the agony ever end :mad:
     
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    Yeah, but it creates a wealth of intelligent discussion because the spectrm of opinion is so spread, both geographically accross the globe, and qualitywise as many argue it's the best thing ever while many say that it's just dire.

    Whereas you compare that to the Matrix trilogy, I don't know anybody this side of their medication who can seriously tell me that films 2 and 3 were worth wasting the 5 hours of your life that you will never get back.
     
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    If they do the Hobit right, they can easily make $1billion off it (like the LOTR films).

    But isnt Peter Jackson doing King Kong next, so if he does make The Hobbit, it probably wont be until around 2006 before he starts tp make it and released around 2008.
     
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    Too bad they didn't think of this while they had all of the sets built. :D

    After the success of the the other films the making of this one was inevitable.
     
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    I think they ought to leave it alone. LOTR was awesome...the Hobbitt was really just a Tolkein 'warm-up' to LOTR. In fact, he had to rewrite it several times after completing LOTR to keep in 'in line' with those books. Its a nice little story, but I think it would be anti-climactic for PJ to finish his Middle Earth journey with The Hobbitt.
     
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    i totally agree. very anticlimatic. Lord of the Rings is about saving the world from ... well you know. The Hobbit is the story of a bunch of dwarves that wanna have their revenge and get their money back from some dragon.
    But maybe the fact that this adventure is somewhat trivial in comparisson doesn't matter. I'm sure it'd still be a cool movie. I'd love to see how they do smaug, and the spider scene would be pretty cool. Who would play Beorn though, that giant bear guy. How bout that huge guy from the green mile and uhh... the kingpin from daredevil. Andre the giant coulda been great too. The bigger the guy, the better the actor! I'd also really like to see how they do the goblin's. I could never really find any description of them in the books. I just picture them as more lanky, angular versions of orcs.
    but i dunno, i think i'd really prefer it if they just left it alone, leave it at the LOTR trilogy, don't sell out like everyone does.
     
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    Michael Clarke Duncan is the actor your thinking of.

    Also a possibility Robbie Coltrane who plays Hagrid in the Harry Potter movies, of course since they are ongoing he might not be available.
     
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    He's not that old, only 64. Ian Holm, on the other hand, is 73. Hopefully when PJ gets around to making it, he'll be game to play Bilbo again.
     
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    isn't bilbo supposed to be like 40 something in the hobbit? I think they'd have to find someone else. I think i'd find the 12 dwarves quite entertaining, same goes for the trolls, what with their thick accents...
     
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    Btw, the end battle in the Hobit is as epic as the one in RotK. I guess you will have to read the book again... In my mind, its even more heroic because of the number of parties involved...
     
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    I both love and hate learning about movies in the works. I can't wait to see The Hobbit, but that's exactly the problem. I can't wait. I just have to hope I forget about it soon.
     
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    i'm glad there making it, but i'm glad it won't be for awhile...your right we're all "ringed" out... but in 5-10 years from now most everyone will have forgetten about all the hype and it'll be fresh again... just forget about it and then get excited for when you see the previews

    (thats what i'm doing with any info on ender's game)
     
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    Along those lines, maybe he could rewrite the end to return of the king to include the scourge of the Shire. I think it was a much better ending to Sauromon. (I don't think that is how you spell it...) Also I found the bar scene at the end a little awkward. It kind of implied that the Hobbits were just normal in the shire and not the heros that they became. In the book it was much more interesting how they saved the Shire by themselves. (Although my butt was pleading for the movie to end by the time gandalf got to Mt. Doom. :D)
     

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