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Films The Hobbit (Or There and Back Aagain)

Discussion in 'General' started by GreatOldOne, 22 Oct 2010.

  1. GreatOldOne

    GreatOldOne Wannabe Martian

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    It's all official, filming starts next year in NZ, the actors guilds have been buttered up and the first casting details (apart from the fact that we knew who was playing Gandalf already) are being released:

    http://www.sfx.co.uk/2010/10/22/the-hobbit-first-casting-announced/

    Interesting. Very Interesting. Dr Watson is Bilbo, Lucas (or is that John?) North is Thorin and Kili is some Vampire from Bristol. ;)
     
  2. LJF

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    Seem like a fairly low rent cast, which isnt a bad thing in anyway - Should be interesting. I guess they'll be saving the budget for the masses of CGI!!
     
  3. Draksis

    Draksis New Member

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    Personally, can't wait. Loved the LotR trilogy

    I think most of that CGI budget will go to Smorg :rock:
     
  4. steveo_mcg

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    Just as long as Dr Watson remebers he still has Sherlock to do...
     
  5. GreatOldOne

    GreatOldOne Wannabe Martian

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    Fixed.

    Don't ever spell a dragon's name wrong. They get seriously pissed about it. Honest. ;)

    Never had you down as a Slash fan, Steve... :lol:
     
  6. Weekly_Estimate

    Weekly_Estimate Gives credit where its due

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    been waiting 2 long for this, Will check cinema's to see if their doing any "play all 4 one after another" deals

    wooo
     
  7. GreatOldOne

    GreatOldOne Wannabe Martian

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    Play all 5 one after another. The Hobbit is being split into two films.

    Also, it looks as if the shennanigans with the NZ acting unions isn't over, and that it might be filmed here in blighty rather than Middle Zealand .

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-11604193
     
  8. Weekly_Estimate

    Weekly_Estimate Gives credit where its due

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    oh bloody hell didn't know that, Interesting :eyebrow: so long as they do it right i guess,
     
  9. mars-bar-man

    mars-bar-man Side bewb.

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    Ooooh, looking forward to this! Wasn't the guy who's playing Bilbo, in Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy?
     
  10. GreatOldOne

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    Yes - Martin Freeman played Arthur Dent in the movie version of HHGTTG.
     
  11. Krikkit

    Krikkit All glory to the hypnotoad! Super Moderator

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    My worries exactly - will he have time to be filming new Sherlock if he's off being spanked into doing the Hobbit?
     
  12. boiled_elephant

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    Sherlock was kind of on its way to 100% flop, though. You could see it getting worse and worse - which is an achievement in itself when you only have to make 3 episodes. Felt gimmicky.

    Wrong thread for all of that, though, I suppose.

    I and everyone I know read The Hobbit as a kid, so this one has a lot of expectation riding on it. I remain on the fence - Peter Jackson gets it right sometimes, then not so much other times (c.f. King Kong). Sadly, as with so many modern films, it may be made or broken entirely by how the CGI is employed.
     
  13. Bogomip

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    Martin Freeman is brilliant, and im sure he will do a great job as Bilbo... eeeeeeeee :D
     
  14. Jux_Zeil

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    They have a lot to live up to with a generation spanning classic like this.

    If I was religious I'd be praying.
     
  15. leveller

    leveller Yeti Sports 2 - 2011 Champion!

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    About time to!

    I agree. I also think Identity went the same way. 1st episode kinda good, then downhill. Like the writers had one good idea but the producers pushed for more.

    I agree he is. But, I really worry that I've seen him in too many things for him to elevate to a hollywood role. Like Simon Pegg in Star Trek. Kudos to Pegg for getting in on the act, but he will always suit typically English roles, and I didn't like his character one bit.
     
  16. cyrilthefish

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    how odd.

    they compressed a 5 book series into 3 films, yet split the single book prequel into 2 films... crazy :D
     
  17. lp1988

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    saw this coming from a mile away, but really hope they do Tolkien justice. this is one of the best books in the world, and THE most well developed realms.

    A mediocre result is unforgivable.

    But I am properly going to be watching it several times anyway.
     
  18. EvilMerc

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    Still haven't read the book. Read all three LOTR books something like 3 times now but I haven't touched The Hobbit as yet.

    The LOTR films are remarkably good for the length of the books and detail included so hopefully this'll turn out similarly, or maybe better.
     
  19. Volund

    Volund Am I supposed to care?

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    sorry? the movies follow the books three books in the lord of the rings series.... unless I'm missing something :worried:
     
  20. sleepygamer

    sleepygamer More Metal Than Thou

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    Actually, The Lord of the Rings is 6 books. I have an old printed copy with all of them in one big book. Read them countless times. 2 books per story part.

    But the Hobbit is a sufficiently awesome enough book to be split. I'm happy. :D
     

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