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  • otto Moderator 19 Dec 2007 03:52:33 49,291 posts
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    Feanor wrote:
    getting the right voice for Smaug will be crucial.
    Leslie Phillips, obviously.

    Two films for this when they did LOTR in three is just a goddamn disgrace. It just goes to show that the cunts making this have no respect for Tolkien at all and are just looking to cash in. No surprise at all seeing as Jackson has been wheeled back in to pick at the corpse.

    There should be laws against this kind of cultural vandalism.

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  • otto Moderator 19 Dec 2007 03:59:13 49,291 posts
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    I agree, the Hobbit lends itself much more to being filmed than LOTR ever could. I'd actually rather like to see a film of the Hobbit, made by the right person. Who obviously IS NOT PETER JACKSON.

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  • spindizzy 19 Dec 2007 06:25:11 6,400 posts
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    So who would you ideally have directing it Otto? Spielberg? McG?
  • Onny 19 Dec 2007 06:40:03 5,697 posts
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    They won't be able to fit it into a single film without a large amount of prunage. When I was little I went to see a 2 hour staged version of The Hobbit, and they had to leave a lot of good stuff out (The Forest Of The Spiders being the most disappointing example).

    What's interesting (to me at least) is that I distinctly recall Peter saying during an interview that he didn't want to do a Hobbit film since there wasn't much story there, it was pretty much a "go from A to B" sort of thing.

    Anyway. Fingers crossed this will be good!
  • morriss 19 Dec 2007 08:09:34 70,749 posts
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    Dexter wrote:
    Here's hoping that Michael Bay gets it instead!
    ...and that it goes HD-DVD exclusive. That'll learn him!
  • bivith 19 Dec 2007 08:47:31 2,466 posts
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    Thorin sits down and sings about gold.



    Sam Raimi has said previously he would like to direct it.
  • Universal_Hamster 19 Dec 2007 08:49:31 4,948 posts
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    Quick note about the casting of Bilbo - When Gandalf meets him at the start of LOTR, he says, "You haven't aged a day"

    So, Ian Holm for Bilbo then?
  • LeoliansBro 19 Dec 2007 09:01:33 41,865 posts
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    Right, casting:

    Gandalf: John Travolta
    Bilbo: Tom Cruise
    Saruman: Al Pacino (wait, is he in the Hobbit?)
    Thorin: Vin Diesel
    Beorn: Brian Blessed (should be in every film ever)
    Smaug: Vanessa Feltz (no makeup or CGI required)
    That archer who shoots Smaug: Kevin Costner
    Gollum: Noel Fielding
    Sundry Dwarves: Oompa Loompas
    All wood elves: Graham Norton
    Trolls: Wayans brothers
    Giant Spiders: stop motion animatronics by Nick Park

    THAT I'd see.

    LB, you really are a massive geek.

  • Genji 19 Dec 2007 09:04:28 19,691 posts
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    bivith wrote:
    Thorin sits down and sings about gold.
    GOLD, GOLD, GOLD, GOLD
    GOLD, GOLD, GOLD, GOLD
    GOLD, GOLD, GOLD, GOLD
    GOLD, GOLD, GOLD, GOLD
  • Universal_Hamster 19 Dec 2007 09:05:39 4,948 posts
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    You missed a word there.
  • LeD 19 Dec 2007 09:09:20 6,192 posts
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    otto wrote:
    Feanor wrote:
    getting the right voice for Smaug will be crucial.
    Leslie Phillips, obviously.

    Two films for this when they did LOTR in three is just a goddamn disgrace. It just goes to show that the cunts making this have no respect for Tolkien at all and are just looking to cash in. No surprise at all seeing as Jackson has been wheeled back in to pick at the corpse.

    There should be laws against this kind of cultural vandalism.

    Ok. How do you report a mod for trolling? PM to rauper I guess?
  • nickthegun 19 Dec 2007 09:13:10 55,866 posts
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    bivith wrote:
    Thorin sits down and sings about gold.

    Sam Raimi has said previously he would like to direct it.

    Only if all the songs can be turned into excessively long dance sequences and the smouldering relationship between Gloin and Bilbo can be stretched out over 9 films.

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  • Tremendosaurus 19 Dec 2007 09:20:44 1,196 posts
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    Leolian'sBro wrote:
    Right, casting:

    Gandalf: John Travolta
    Bilbo: Tom Cruise
    Saruman: Al Pacino (wait, is he in the Hobbit?)
    Thorin: Vin Diesel
    Beorn: Brian Blessed (should be in every film ever)
    Smaug: Vanessa Feltz (no makeup or CGI required)
    That archer who shoots Smaug: Kevin Costner
    Gollum: Noel Fielding
    Sundry Dwarves: Oompa Loompas
    All wood elves: Graham Norton
    Trolls: Wayans brothers
    Giant Spiders: stop motion animatronics by Nick Park

    THAT I'd see.


    lol! +1, especially regarding Brian Blessed.

    How about Uwe Boll to direct?

    /waits for violence and insults

    -T
  • Pac-man-ate-my-wife 19 Dec 2007 09:31:26 6,999 posts
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    We should all thank the Lord (or the Flying Spaghetti Monster) that the Golden Compass is bombing. I imagine that it's failure was a wake-up call to New Line that they shouldn't continually piss off or block the guy who's grossed them $1bn!
  • LeoliansBro 19 Dec 2007 09:31:28 41,865 posts
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    Tremendosaurus wrote:

    How about Uwe Boll to direct?

    /waits for violence and insults

    -T

    Should be an experimental episodic format with multiple directors:

    Uwe Boll to overuse CGI, reduce previously brilliant actors to one-dimensional cartoons and reap millions from the German tax system.

    David Lynch for a 15 minute interlude involving Dennis Hopper, Nicholas Cage, Kyle Mclachlan and a vast amount of hallucinogens.

    Quentin Tarantino for a grainy Latin suburban section where Smaug chases Bilbo (played by Uma Thurman) in a muscle car.

    Stephen Fry for the Rivendell section.

    LB, you really are a massive geek.

  • [menace] 19 Dec 2007 09:34:19 2,415 posts
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    spindizzy wrote:
    [menace] wrote:
    Peter Jacksons LoTR movies were crap anyway..

    I thought the books were unfilmable before I saw what he did with the Fellowship of the Ring. The Return of the King could have done with a lot of pruning, but to say those films were crap is ... well, utterly ridiculous.

    You're entitled to your opinion of course.. but I think he got a few too many things wrong, and overall there's too much bad CGI and even worse; poor acting/directing (some of the lines of Legolas especially are cringeworthy in both execution and setup), which altogether makes for some poor movies - or just plain and simple crap.
  • SirScratchalot 19 Dec 2007 09:36:29 7,872 posts
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    blizeH wrote:
    otto, what's your problem with the LoTR series? Or do your hippy tendencies make you hate anything that's a commercial success, regardless of content?

    I hated the LOTR films because they completely missed the points of the books for me. The books were dark and gloomy and against impossible odds, the films have a bunch of schampoo commercial actors beating down on Orcs with the fighting skills of a quadruple amputee.

    And it has Legolas surfing on a shield. The only thing missing was a voiceover saying "Live life to the MAX!" while the elf in question chugs back a can of pepsi.

    For that alone I would not want to see him directing the Hobbit.
  • bivith 19 Dec 2007 09:49:09 2,466 posts
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    According to AICN it's one film for the Hobbit, and another film cribbed from Tolkein's other writings.
  • Deleted user 19 December 2007 09:55:26
    otto wrote:
    I agree, the Hobbit lends itself much more to being filmed than LOTR ever could.
    I disagree with that completely really. The sheer amount of different locations means that it'd very easily become a horrible, inconsistent mess. Especially if they try to cram it all into one film.
  • Feanor 19 Dec 2007 18:47:10 13,921 posts
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    otto wrote:
    Feanor wrote:
    getting the right voice for Smaug will be crucial.
    Leslie Phillips, obviously.

    Two films for this when they did LOTR in three is just a goddamn disgrace. It just goes to show that the cunts making this have no respect for Tolkien at all and are just looking to cash in. No surprise at all seeing as Jackson has been wheeled back in to pick at the corpse.

    There should be laws against this kind of cultural vandalism.

    Fight the power, yeah.
  • Feanor 19 Dec 2007 18:49:53 13,921 posts
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    bivith wrote:
    According to AICN it's one film for the Hobbit, and another film cribbed from Tolkein's other writings.

    Hmm, that sounds interesting. Maybe a film set between The Hobbit and LotR where Aragorn and Gandlaf hunt for Gollum, etc.
  • Deleted user 19 December 2007 18:51:26
    Yeah, I think that it's a mix of the Appendix and the bits that the Hobbit didn't show (i.e. where Gandalf buggered off to).
  • Tremendosaurus 20 Dec 2007 11:13:41 1,196 posts
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    Feanor wrote:
    bivith wrote:
    According to AICN it's one film for the Hobbit, and another film cribbed from Tolkein's other writings.

    Hmm, that sounds interesting. Maybe a film set between The Hobbit and LotR where Aragorn and Gandlaf hunt for Gollum, etc.

    Nah, a film version of the Silmarillion.
  • BanjoMan 20 Dec 2007 11:16:49 13,730 posts
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    Tremendosaurus wrote:
    film version of the Silmarillion
    Would require audience ingestion of LSD one hour prior to screening.

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  • Trane 20 Dec 2007 14:24:56 4,049 posts
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    BanjoMan wrote:
    Tremendosaurus wrote:
    film version of the Silmarillion
    Would require audience ingestion of LSD one hour prior to screening.

    It's the next logical step after 3D glasses really.
  • Madder-Max 20 Dec 2007 14:27:21 11,568 posts
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    Perhaps the hobbit will be interesting and entertaining now.

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  • Feanor 20 Dec 2007 17:57:36 13,921 posts
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    You could never do the Silmarillion properly in just one movie.
  • Tremendosaurus 21 Dec 2007 09:57:34 1,196 posts
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    Agreed. But you'd also need to dumb it down a LOT.
  • Onny 21 Dec 2007 10:24:19 5,697 posts
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    I don't think you'd need to dumb it down.. it's more like a historical document than a story, so a direct film of it would feel more like a documentary IMO. Although I would love to see what Weta could do with Morgoth, I really doubt it's going to happen.

    Having said that, a film of The Children Of Hurin would be nice.

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