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Count Zarth
12-18-2007, 04:59 PM
YES!!!!!!!!

http://www.deadlinehollywooddaily.com/urgent-peter-jackson-jackson-will-executive-produce-hobbit/

Peter Jackson And Bob Shaye Settle; Jackson Will Exec Produce 'Hobbit'

After nearly three years of legal battling and public bad-mouthing and six months of settlement talks, it's all over. Even better, it's back to Middle Earth for all parties. Today's big news is that JRR Tolkien's The Hobbit and its sequel will finally be made back-to-back for New Line and MGM the way they should be -- under the Academy-Award-winning creative vision of Mr. Lord Of The Rings.

But Jackson won't be directing this time out, because of his previous commitments to DreamWorks for The Lovely Bones and Tintin trilogy with Steven Spielberg. While that will disappoint his LOTR fans, they'll be pleased to know that the famed director will be integrally involved as executive producera long with his partner Fran Walsh. I'm told Jackson will make all creative decisions in concert with New Line, which will manage the production of the films.

The two Hobbit films The Hobbit and its sequel have long been stalled. Now they are scheduled to be shot simultaneously, with pre-production beginning as soon as possible. Principal photography is tentatively set for a 2009 start, with the intention of releasing The Hobbit in 2010 and its sequel the following year, in 2011.


More at the link.

Brock
12-18-2007, 05:01 PM
I didn't know The Hobbit had a sequel.

Count Zarth
12-18-2007, 05:02 PM
I didn't know The Hobbit had a sequel.

I'm guessing they'll split it into two parts. This reminds me - I need to re-read The Hobbit!

morphius
12-18-2007, 05:02 PM
I didn't know The Hobbit had a sequel.
It doesn't, but there may be enough of Tolkien writings around to be able to do it.

It is good that they worked it out so that he could do it.

Deberg_1990
12-18-2007, 05:03 PM
Awesume! Another 3 1/2 hour CGI snoozer from Peter Jackson!!

Count Zarth
12-18-2007, 05:04 PM
It doesn't, but there may be enough of Tolkien writings around to be able to do it.

It is good that they worked it out so that he could do it.

Peter pretty much twisted their nuts.

Brock
12-18-2007, 05:05 PM
Awesume! Another 3 1/2 hour CGI snoozer from Peter Jackson!!

:drool:

Count Zarth
12-18-2007, 05:07 PM
Awesume! Another 3 1/2 hour CGI snoozer from Peter Jackson!!

My guess is that it will be two 2.5 hour movies.

Adept Havelock
12-18-2007, 05:08 PM
Nice. Will Ian and Ian be reprising their roles from LOTR?

Fish
12-18-2007, 05:08 PM
I didn't know The Hobbit had a sequel.

Hobbit 2: Bilbo Boogaloo

Deberg_1990
12-18-2007, 05:09 PM
My guess is that it will be two 2.5 hour movies.


My guess is Jacksons ego wont let him make a film under 3 hours again.

King Kong was decent, but it could have used an editor.

Count Zarth
12-18-2007, 05:11 PM
Nice. Will Ian and Ian be reprising their roles from LOTY?

With Peter on board, they can't be far behind.

I adore Ian McKellan's Gandalf. It wouldn't be the same without him.

And Holmes can wear a wig.

Adept Havelock
12-18-2007, 05:16 PM
I adore Ian McKellan's Gandalf. It wouldn't be the same without him.

And Holmes can wear a wig.


I think McKellan is a fantastic actor. I always loved his monologue when he hosted SNL.

He talked about how back in the days of touring with the Royal Shakespeare company he never dreamed that Judy would be "that Harry Potter Lady", Tony would be best known for eating people's liver with Chianti, and he would have not one, but two action figures on the market. LMAO

the Talking Can
12-18-2007, 05:18 PM
will the hobbits be gay or straight this time?

Count Zarth
12-18-2007, 05:19 PM
will the hobbits be gay or straight this time?

They will still be gay, but it will be interracial porn, with Dwarves.

morphius
12-18-2007, 05:27 PM
Awesume! Another 3 1/2 hour CGI snoozer from Peter Jackson!!
You can always watch the cartoon version if you are going to be that picky.

Thig Lyfe
12-18-2007, 05:35 PM
Yay. More boring nerd orgies.

Count Zarth
12-18-2007, 05:36 PM
Yay. More boring nerd orgies.

Go and watch Live Free or Die Hard, then. Whatever.

Thig Lyfe
12-18-2007, 05:38 PM
Go and watch Live Free or Die Hard, then. Whatever.

I'm the last person to accuse of needing explosions to enjoy a movie. The best picture this year in my opinion is No Country for Old Men. Three-hour-long movies about elf battles just aren't my bag.

RustShack
12-18-2007, 05:39 PM
Yes!

Count Zarth
12-18-2007, 05:40 PM
Three-hour-long movies about elf battles just aren't my bag.

To characterize it as that is quite ignorant.

Deberg_1990
12-18-2007, 05:40 PM
Go and watch Live Free or Die Hard, then. Whatever.


While i admire the filmaking, good God, the Rings Trilogy is a chore to watch.


Im of this opinion:


Randal Graves: Oh, I'm crazy? Those f*ckin' hobbit movies were boring as hell. All it was, was a bunch of people walking, three movies of people walking to a ****ing volcano.

dirk digler
12-18-2007, 05:45 PM
Randal Graves: Oh, I'm crazy? Those f*ckin' hobbit movies were boring as hell. All it was, was a bunch of people walking, three movies of people walking to a ****ing volcano.

LMAO

Randal Graves: That look was so gay, I thought Sam was gonna tell the little Hobbits to go for a walk so he could saunter over to Frodo and suck his ****ing cock. Now *that* would have been an Academy Award-worthy ending.
Hobbit Lover: Hey, faggot! They're not gay. They're hobbits.

talastan
12-18-2007, 05:48 PM
Hells yes!! You defintely have to have a peticular taste to enjoy the LotR trilogy. I can't wait for the Hobbit. I really hope that both Ians reprise their roles.

Pestilence
12-18-2007, 05:52 PM
Sweet....I can't wait.

Thig Lyfe
12-18-2007, 05:54 PM
To characterize it as that is quite ignorant.

Oh, I guess I should appreciate the intricate fake languages and mythology and shit.

Lord of the Rings is extremely overrated and the movies are just boring.

FAX
12-18-2007, 05:55 PM
There was a sequel, but it wasn't very popular. In The Hobbit, the hero was Bilbo. The follow up featured a real funky hobbit named Hobo.

FAX

Count Zarth
12-18-2007, 05:56 PM
Oh, I guess I should appreciate the intricate fake languages and mythology and shit.


No. You should appreciate the characters and their development.

Lord of the Rings is pretty to look at and filled with action, but the characters are at the heart of the story.

patteeu
12-18-2007, 06:09 PM
I hope the new director doesn't screw it up.

KcMizzou
12-18-2007, 06:13 PM
While i admire the filmaking, good God, the Rings Trilogy is a chore to watch.
I love them, and I own all three extended editions on DVD. I've seen each movie once in the theater, and once on DVD. They're just too damned long for repeated viewings.

Still, I like knowing they're there in the DVD rack. I'll get back to 'em some day.

Glad to hear about The Hobbit. I'll definitely be seeing it.

Count Zarth
12-18-2007, 06:15 PM
I hope the new director doesn't screw it up.

PJ will pick the new director. Ain't happenin.'

kcfanintitanhell
12-18-2007, 06:20 PM
So will I...not only am I a fan of the books, but also was blown away by Jackson's ability to adapt them to a screenplay and keep it fairly accurate.
Not to mention that they were filmed in New Zealand, and the scenery was spectacular.

ChiefaRoo
12-18-2007, 06:24 PM
I have all three LOR on DVD and just re-watched them for the first time in a few years. First of all they are all too long eventhough they are well made. The message isn't queer it's about fellowship and real friendship which is rare in this world.

I think the messages about friendship, fellowship, bravery and good vrs. evil is excellent.

I just wish they would of condensed the movies down into two parts because they overdue the themes too often. At some point you lose your place and don't even know which battle is being fought over what.

All in all good movies with some great moments but the great moments are watered down because of to much soap opera drama.

Count Zarth
12-18-2007, 06:25 PM
BTW, highly recommended in HD.

KcMizzou
12-18-2007, 06:29 PM
BTW, highly recommended in HD.Sunday TNTHD ran them all back to back to back.

Shoulda switched to that after halftime of the Chiefs game.

Valiant
12-18-2007, 06:32 PM
good, hopefully the movie is over five hours long on the extended version.. That way they do not leave too much out..


As for the people harping on movies being to long.. short attention span, must be the type that cannot read a book then..

Cochise
12-18-2007, 06:54 PM
I liked the treatment of the other books. The Hobbit is more of a kid's book but this should still be good. Looking forward to it.

Chiefmanwillcatch
12-18-2007, 07:53 PM
Lord of the Rings = most overrated piece of shit ever.

Never should have won any damn award.

Amazingly boring on TV. Yeah,it's too long.

FAX
12-18-2007, 08:03 PM
I liked the treatment of the other books. The Hobbit is more of a kid's book but this should still be good. Looking forward to it.

If I remember correctly, there was that part with the dragon at the end, Mr. Cochise. Where the dragon spewed vile lava spittle all over poor Bilbo when his back was turned. That was a pretty spooky scene. Add a few nude orks and you might get a PG13 rating.

FAX

el borracho
12-18-2007, 10:26 PM
Wow! I am amazed at the number of people here who didn't enjoy the LOTR trilogy. Best trilogy ever made, IMO, and based on one of the best (and most popular) books of the 20th century. I might actually fly to New Zealand for the premier this time (assuming the movies are made in New Zealand).

Count Zarth
12-18-2007, 10:28 PM
I might actually fly to New Zealand for the premier this time.

Rich SOB. :)

el borracho
12-18-2007, 10:31 PM
Hah. Rich has nothing to do with it. According to the article I have a few years to save the money. I would love to spend a few weeks in that part of the world and go diving and see all the weird animals in New Zealand.

Count Zarth
12-18-2007, 10:32 PM
Hah. Rich has nothing to do with it. According to the article I have a few years to save the money. I would love to spend a few weeks in that part of the world and go diving and see all the weird animals in New Zealand.

Oh, that's true. I just had a mental image of el borracho drinking champagne on his private jet as he flies to New Zealand, where a limo whisks him away to the premier and he walks down the red carpet in a tux.

Guru
12-18-2007, 10:46 PM
tintin should be interesting.

KcMizzou
12-18-2007, 10:51 PM
Hah. Rich has nothing to do with it. According to the article I have a few years to save the money. I would love to spend a few weeks in that part of the world and go diving and see all the weird animals in New Zealand.It doesn't exactly look like a bad place to spend a vacation.

bowener
12-19-2007, 01:27 AM
i wonder if smog the dragon will look cool or blow...

bowener
12-19-2007, 01:29 AM
Oh, that's true. I just had a mental image of el borracho drinking champagne on his private jet as he flies to New Zealand, where a limo whisks him away to the premier and he walks down the red carpet in a tux.

fantasize much? Somebody has a crush!! :p

Taco John
12-19-2007, 01:34 AM
Still, I like knowing they're there in the DVD rack. I'll get back to 'em some day.


Yup... I might only watch the entire Trilogy once every four years or so... But I'm glad that I own them and have them at my disposal. I look forward to being able to enjoy them with my son once he gets old enough to sit through something like this.

Amnorix
12-19-2007, 06:03 AM
Excellent news.

DaKCMan AP
12-19-2007, 06:16 AM
Wow! I am amazed at the number of people here who didn't enjoy the LOTR trilogy. Best trilogy ever made, IMO, and based on one of the best (and most popular) books of the 20th century. I might actually fly to New Zealand for the premier this time (assuming the movies are made in New Zealand).

LOL, like there are so many trilogies to choose from. I prefer The Godfather.

DaKCMan AP
12-19-2007, 06:24 AM
LOL, like there are so many trilogies to choose from. I prefer The Godfather.

Austin Powers too.

keg in kc
01-28-2008, 02:59 PM
Looks like Guillermo del Toro is in talks to direct them both.

Bill S Preston
01-28-2008, 03:06 PM
This really is great news. LOTR was such a great trilogy, and they did a fair job of representing the books. Just give Annie Lennox another song in these two movies.


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Spicy McHaggis
01-29-2008, 07:51 AM
i wonder if smog the dragon will look cool or blow...

It's actually Smaug. I may just have revealed too much of my inner nerd.

Amnorix
01-29-2008, 07:56 AM
It's actually Smaug. I may just have revealed too much of my inner nerd.

Pfeh. If you can't discuss Ancalagon the Black and Glaurung, Father of Dragons, in detail, then you better hand your nerd card over boy...

morphius
01-29-2008, 07:59 AM
Pfeh. If you can't discuss Ancalagon the Black and Glaurung, Father of Dragons, in detail, then you better hand your nerd card over boy...
Luckily I can still be a geek I suppose.

Ebolapox
01-29-2008, 08:02 AM
I didn't know The Hobbit had a sequel.

the Silmarillian (spelling?) was kinda a prequal. not written like a prequel, just a sh*tton of background info on the creation of the world and various other stuff.

Spicy McHaggis
01-29-2008, 08:06 AM
Pfeh. If you can't discuss Ancalagon the Black and Glaurung, Father of Dragons, in detail, then you better hand your nerd card over boy...

Heh, I actually had a friend in high school that had a T-Shirt made with the entire genealogy of Aragorn printed on the back. He's already taken my nerd card from me.

Amnorix
01-29-2008, 08:10 AM
Heh, I actually had a friend in high school that had a T-Shirt made with the entire genealogy of Aragorn printed on the back. He's already taken my nerd card from me.

Yeah, he could have mine too. :D

Adept Havelock
01-29-2008, 09:36 AM
Pfeh. If you can't discuss Ancalagon the Black and Glaurung, Father of Dragons, in detail, then you better hand your nerd card over boy...

Wankers, the both of them. :p

Kneel before Ungoliant and bring many flies! Or the trees of the Valar, if that is easier.

kc rush
01-29-2008, 09:55 AM
Looks like Guillermo del Toro is in talks to direct them both.

Great choice. I was a bit worried who would direct since it didn't sound like Jackson was going to.

I am pissed off that they will probably have Euro actors in this. F*ck Europeans and Australians and anyone else, those parts should be played by Middle Earthens. Why can't they just have a Hobbit play the Hobbit. Since del Toro is directing, we will probably get a latin hobbit with a fake hobbit accent that will sound weird.

BigChiefFan
01-29-2008, 10:29 AM
Sounds like it's going to be fantastic. The book was phenomenal and Jackson really did a very good job on the other movies.

Lzen
01-29-2008, 10:59 AM
I love them, and I own all three extended editions on DVD. I've seen each movie once in the theater, and once on DVD. They're just too damned long for repeated viewings.

Still, I like knowing they're there in the DVD rack. I'll get back to 'em some day.

Glad to hear about The Hobbit. I'll definitely be seeing it.

Same here. I love them all and I own all 3 extended edition dvds. I did only see The 2 Towers and Return of the King in theaters. I have watched my SE dvds multiple times.

ChiefaRoo
01-29-2008, 11:45 AM
They will still be gay, but it will be interracial porn, with Dwarves.

I know it's been said before but you are a very disturbed man. I'm sure Houston has many very qualified and capable shrinks who could help you out significantly. You need this help GC and it's better you do this now before you end up in some bathhouse in a crappy part of Houston yanking random units via the glory hole.

bringbackmarty
01-29-2008, 12:24 PM
LMAO

Randal Graves: That look was so gay, I thought Sam was gonna tell the little Hobbits to go for a walk so he could saunter over to Frodo and suck his ****ing cock. Now *that* would have been an Academy Award-worthy ending.
Hobbit Lover: Hey, pillowbiter! They're not gay. They're hobbits.
Wow, I am sitting here in a sociology class, I read this post, burst out laughing audibly, and had to explain.....