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Gyron
12-18-2007, 12:41 PM
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20071218/ap_en_ot/film_the_hobbit&printer=1;_ylt=Alon3AG0Q6bRS.tCOebOFrJY24cA (http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20071218/ap_en_ot/film_the_hobbit&printer=1;_ylt=Alon3AG0Q6bRS.tCOebOFrJY24cA)
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Peter Jackson to produce `The Hobbit'

By JAKE COYLE, AP Entertainment Writer1 hour, 13 minutes ago


Peter Jackson and New Line Cinema have reached agreement to make J.R.R. Tolkien's "The Hobbit," a planned prequel to the blockbuster trilogy "The Lord of the Rings."
Jackson, who directed the "Rings" trilogy, will serve as executive producer for "The Hobbit." A director for the prequel films has yet to be named.
Relations between Jackson and New Line had soured after "Rings," despite a collective worldwide box office gross of nearly $3 billion an enormous success. The two sides nevertheless were able to reconcile, with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios (MGM) splitting "The Hobbit" 50/50, spokemen for both studios said Tuesday.
"I'm very pleased that we've been able to put our differences behind us, so that we may begin a new chapter with our old friends at New Line," Jackson said in a statement. "We are delighted to continue our journey through Middle Earth."
Two "Hobbit" films are scheduled to be shot simultaneously, similar to how the three "Lord of the Rings" films were made. Production is set to begin in 2009 with a released planned for 2010, with the sequel scheduled for a 2011 release.
New Line Cinema is owned by Time Warner. Sony and Comcast are among the owners of MGM.
(ADDS detail, quotes, background. SUBS overline to CORRECT that Jackson will produce, sted direct, films.)

Gyron
12-18-2007, 12:43 PM
WOOHOO!!!!! They finally solved their differences and he can begin work on the films. Its only right that he's the one to do these 2 films since the success of Lord of the rings was because of him, and the cast and the crew he put together.

Doug
12-18-2007, 01:15 PM
This is good news. It should be interesting to see how this compares to The Lord of the Rings. It's a little bit lighter and seems like two LONG movies might be stretching things a bit thin.

But I did hear something about the expansion of Gandalf's little side business to tie it better with LoTR, so maybe that will give it a bit more "weight" and accounts for the increased length.

bellisimo
12-18-2007, 01:23 PM
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Suaveness
12-18-2007, 02:37 PM
Why are they doing this in two movies? Surely they could fit it into a single movie?

Hicks
12-18-2007, 07:08 PM
It will be one movie to cover the Hobbit book, and the second will be a bridge between The Hobbit and the Lord of the Rings Trilogy using the gobs of material Tolkein left behind with his many notes et al. I'm thrilled; now I just need to read that he officially is set to direct. I'm guessing he will, but so far he's "only" down for producing and heading it.

obnoxiousmodesty
12-18-2007, 08:25 PM
YAY!

Is it too soon to stand in line for tickets? :o

pig norton
12-18-2007, 11:22 PM
Exiting, I hope the sequel will be good but I'm sure I will love The Hobbit. I cannot wait.

Suaveness
12-18-2007, 11:27 PM
It will be one movie to cover the Hobbit book, and the second will be a bridge between The Hobbit and the Lord of the Rings Trilogy using the gobs of material Tolkein left behind with his many notes et al. I'm thrilled; now I just need to read that he officially is set to direct. I'm guessing he will, but so far he's "only" down for producing and heading it.


Is this actually what's happening, or your guess?

Hicks
12-19-2007, 12:55 AM
Is this actually what's happening, or your guess?

http://www.aintitcool.com/node/35108

Hicks
12-19-2007, 12:56 AM
The more I think about it and how things are being stated, the less sure I am that Jackson will direct. I really, really hope he does; the lack of visual/style continuity without PJ directing would take me out of the world.

Arcadian
12-19-2007, 01:13 AM
During LotR he had teams of directors doing the shooting. I'm betting he is going to promote one of them then be more involved in the post production--editing and special effects.

Suaveness
12-19-2007, 05:14 PM
I worry about Peter not directing. If he isn't going to be there as often as he was during the LOTR shooting, I don't know if it'll have the same feel as the earlier movies.

cactusjack
12-19-2007, 06:25 PM
Outstanding! Now we can speculate on when/whether they will turn The Silmarillion into a movie.

Suaveness
04-30-2008, 11:06 PM
To add to the news, Guillermo del Toro (http://movies.yahoo.com/movie/contributor/1800026601) is directing.

And...guess who's back as Gandalf?

http://movies.yahoo.com/mv/news/ap/20080430/120959376000.html


Report: McKellen to reprise Gandalf role
Wednesday April 30 3:16 PM ET



Ian McKellen (http://movies.yahoo.com/movie/contributor/1800019000) will again take up the robes of Gandalf the Wizard in the cinematic adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien (http://movies.yahoo.com/movie/contributor/1807615496)'s fantasy classic "The Hobbit (http://movies.yahoo.com/movie/1800077026/info)" a British film magazine reported Wednesday.

But McKellen's publicist warned that final arrangements were yet to be made. "Of course he wants to do it, but nothing's been agreed or signed," Clair Dobbs said.

Empire magazine's Web site quoted McKellen as saying that director Guillermo del Toro (http://movies.yahoo.com/movie/contributor/1800026601) told him he would again be playing the white-haired wizard.

"He confirmed that I would be reprising the role," the magazine quoted McKellen as saying. "Obviously, it's not a part that you turn down, I loved playing Gandalf."
McKellen's sonorous interpretation of Gandalf in the "Lord of the Rings" trilogy delighted fans and critics, earning him an Academy Award nomination for best supporting actor.

The 68-year-old British actor previously told The Associated Press that he would hate to see anyone else play the role.

The "Lord of the Rings" movies, based on the Tolkien book series of the same name, were extremely lucrative, grossing some $2.8 billion at theaters worldwide.

"The Hobbit" is being produced by Peter Jackson (http://movies.yahoo.com/movie/contributor/1800031300), the director of the "Rings" movies, and is likely to be filmed in his home country of New Zealand next year.

Anthem
04-30-2008, 11:30 PM
They still haven't cleared the rights with the Tolkien family, have they?

Pig Nash
05-01-2008, 12:17 AM
I think it was because Peter Jackson wasn't involved yet. I think now that he is, it'll get cleared.

Anthem
05-01-2008, 12:57 AM
I think it was because Peter Jackson wasn't involved yet.
I was fairly sure it was because of money issues.

travmil
05-01-2008, 01:30 AM
I like several of Del Toro's movies, but he absolutely does have his own unique visual style. You know when you hear a new Pearl Jam song on the radio and you're like "hey that's Pearl Jam!"? You can see literally 2 seconds of one of his movies and know it's him. Anyone see Pan's Labyrinth? It's an excellent movie with amazing and imaginitive visuals, but if The Hobbit movies end up looking anything like it, or Hellboy, I'll be upset.

http://www.aolcdn.com/aolmovies/pans-labyrinth-433 I need to make this into an avatar


http://www.toxicshock.tv/news/wp-content/uploads/doug_jones_abe_sapien.jpg

To show how good his makeup artists are, both of these pics are the same actor...

Putnam
05-01-2008, 07:53 AM
WOOHOO!!!!! They finally solved their differences and he can begin work on the films. Its only right that he's the one to do these 2 films since the success of Lord of the rings was because of him, and the cast and the crew he put together.


Tolkein wrote a very good story. Jackson succeeded best when he stuck exactly to the story as written.

Gyron
05-01-2008, 08:39 AM
You are correct Putnam. I didn't mean to discount Tolkein. Without him none of it exists.

I only meant the film adaptation wouldn't have happened to the scale and success it did without Peter Jackson's vision.

I really hope Del Toro can come close to what Peter did in the movies.