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I ran across this and it looks sweet!
A new independant film about Arathorn and Gilraen.
[url=http://www.bornofhope.com/Welcome.html:2vk6sf4q]Born of Hope website[/url:2vk6sf4q]
It's going to be released this fall I believe. The trailer is pretty cool.
Wow, that's excellent. I wonder if it's the same people producing as the Hunt for Gollum crew. I'll explore the site more when I have a bit more time. I'm looking forward to seeing it :mrgreen: .

[b:ffv9s05n]GB[/b:ffv9s05n]
I know there iare some of the same crew and I think they are using some of the same orcs from the Hunt for Gollum.
Nice. I thought the high production values looked similar. Those folks are going to town. Maybe Show, and many of us who would like to see the Silmarillion get filmed will get our wish through these high quality Fan Productions 8-) .

[b:cj0yrlnu]GB[/b:cj0yrlnu]
hmm...I thought I mentioned this film a while back. Anyways, I have been following it for some months now.
I believe that the director of BoH helped out with HFG, and a lot of the crew and stuff is the same. But I think that BoH is going to be longer than HFG, since they've been working on it for a long time. If you have time, then read the director's video about how the project started. It's really cool, and I believe that she's a real Tolkien geek like us <img src='/images/smileys/wink.gif' border='0' alt='Wink Smilie' />.
[quote="Gandalfs Beard":pfybncpp]Nice. I thought the high production values looked similar. Those folks are going to town. Maybe Show, and many of us who would like to see the Silmarillion get filmed will get our wish through these high quality Fan Productions 8-) .

[b:pfybncpp]GB[/b:pfybncpp][/quote:pfybncpp]

If you have that much faith in private filming groups, [b:pfybncpp]GB[/b:pfybncpp], I'm impressed <img src='/images/smileys/bigsmile.gif' border='0' alt='Big Smile Smilie' /> .

I sometimes doubt Hollywood could successfully bring out a movie on the Silmarillion and still make a profit. With so much Graphic Animation and how much time it would take to cover the whole story to link up with all the movies, I would imagine the cost would be rather large. And plus, many people would not know of the Silmarillion being one of Tolkien's greatest works as they do The Lord of the Rings. The Silmarillion would disappoint many in which it does not have the epic fight scenes in which The Return of the King does, perhaps driving some away.

But, in the end, I am sure all of the more hard-core Tolkien fans would be drooling all over their popcorn if there ever was such a movie to hit the big screen :lol: .
I was very impressed with The Hunt for Gollum, Durin. That showed me it was possible for a non-profit group to make something with professional production values 8-) .

The likely cost to profit ratio for the Silmarillion would make it an unlikely pick for a Hollywood Studio. But if you don't care about profits, and it's an all volunteer production it's definitely feasible. Many of the battles in The Silmarillion aren't described in detail, but I think there's still a few in there <img src='/images/smileys/wink.gif' border='0' alt='Wink Smilie' /> . And I'll drool even if it just hits my computer screen :lol: .

[b:24o2foa0]GB[/b:24o2foa0]
I'm definitely excited to see this, especially after [i:uww2l925]The Hunt for Gollum[/i:uww2l925], which I really enjoyed despite a few iffy parts. That was definitely worth the time it took to watch, and [i:uww2l925]Born of Hope[/i:uww2l925] looks encouraging as well.

I don't know if anyone from here is going to Ring*Con in Germany (I definitely can't <img src='/images/smileys/sad.gif' border='0' alt='Sad Smilie' /> ), but it's [url=http://www.bornofhope.com/Events.html:uww2l925]premiering[/url:uww2l925] there on the weekend of October 2. I'm not sure when it'll be available online, but hopefully not long after that. <img src='/images/smileys/bigsmile.gif' border='0' alt='Big Smile Smilie' />
I definitely agree with GB on whether the Silmarillion could be made as a 'standard' profit-making movie. To cram the stories into a normal length movie (or even trilogy) would require leaving out so much of the context that a lot of the meaning would be lost.

Plus, the Silmarillion is much more difficult to digest than Lord of the Rings - the much larger group of important characters alone would be enough to make all but the dedicated readers give up (I know of several persons who did just that). Therefore, the potential audience for Silmarillion movies is too small to make it worthwhile money-wise.

After seeing The Hunt for Gollum (which I didn't know off until two days ago) I have a renewed hope of seeing Silmarillion movies. I wouldn't have believed anyone would put that much effort in a movie without the promise of money. So - great job, and please keep them coming...
Born of Hope was released on December 1st. It's AMAZING in my opinion. [url:wg53bp9h]http://www.bornofhope.com[/url:wg53bp9h]
WOW!!!!!!!!!! That was beautifu :cry: l. Thanks for posting the link Bargo :mrgreen: . Odo, if you're out there, you need to watch this film.

[b:2wmi5y66]GB[/b:2wmi5y66]
No problem, GB! I thought this one was AMAZING. I'm glad there are fans like this with the skill, money, and patients to recreate a part of Tolkien's world.