Thread: 2006 "The Hobbit"
I just keep wondering how they're gonna pull off a younger looking Bilbo? Are they still gonna use Ian Holm or someone else?
Itís a well-known fact that P.J.ís next project after ROTK is King Kong. Given the fact that ROTK doesnít come out until almost 2004, and then P.J. will be busy putting the theatrical version, and extended versionís of ROTK together for DVD, I donít see his personal involvement with the LOTR films ending until at least halfway through 2004 at best, and then he is going to do King Kong. That certainly doesnít leave much time for The Hobbit to come out in 2006.
I have heard nothing about 'The Hobbit' being made into a movie. Namo please send me this preview you have to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Taz, I actually think I already mailed it to you, but using my tolkienmail. I don't know to use it quite well son maybe it didn't work out, my hotmail doesn't have so much space for files. I'll see what I can do.
I would love to be wrong about this, but I have a crisp $5 bill that says I'm not!
When you made your initial post, and postAuthorIDed this thread, you stated it as fact that The Hobbit is going to come out in 2006, and that youíve seen the preview, and that Ian Holm is cast as Bilbo, and this is what I have a problem with! If you take a good look around this website, you will notice that quite a few of us have been discussing the possibility of The Hobbit being made into a movie for many months now, but thatís just it, a possibility! In all of the conversation weíve had, everything weíve discussed has been addressed as possibility, rumor, or speculation!
If you would have started this thread and said something like, ďwell I heard a rumorĒ, or ďthere is some speculationĒ, I would have been cool with that, and that would have been (and is) completely appropriate, but again, you did not do this, you stated it as a fact. Iíll have you know that Iím a HOUND for information, and I surf the net everyday looking for Tolkien related information, specifically in regards to the LOTR films, and what P.J. is up to. This is far from the only site I come to for info, there is about a half dozen sites that I frequent on an almost daily basis, and these people know far more than I do. In fact, some of the sites I go to have insiders working for P.J. right now, and they leak out info all the time, and NONE of these people know a darned thing about what your saying!
There is NO WAY in Helcaraxe that you know something these people donít! Itís just not possible Namo! In addition you have dodged everything I have listed in this thread about P.J.ís next project, and the timetable conflict that would cause with the date you have listed. Everything I have posted in this thread in regards to P.J.ís next project is FACT!
Please forgive me all if Iím coming off as being overly abrasive, but again, I feel that if youíre going to come on this website, and commit something in print as fact, where literally hundreds of people might, or will read your post, you have a moral obligation to those people to be as truthful as possible. I donít know if your just confused, or if you think your playing some kind of funny prank on all of us, but this has got to end! And please, for the love of Eru, donít tell me that you sent some copy of the prologue to FOTR with the Gollumís cave scene to Taz, and wasted his, and our time! Again I would love to be wrong about this, I really would, and if I am, I will promptly apologize to you, but I sincerely doubt thatís going to be the case!
I donít agree with you that P.J. will have time to do both films by 2006. Logistics, and common sense prove this false to me, but if you want to think that, then you are certainly entitled to your own opinion. You have now stated that the reason you posted what you did was due to excitement (which I completely understand, and encourage), and that you believe it to be true, and if it turns out that it is not, you are sorry. I accept that Namo, and I apologize to you if I have hurt your feelings in anyway; it was never my specific intention to do so. If someone has tricked you, than I feel bad for you, and shame on him or her for doing so.
It Ďs not a waste of my time to read about something probably, or possibly Tolkien related coming out, and I look forward to many healthy discussions with you, and many others here at PT in the future discussing the possibility of The Hobbit being made into a film, but to read about something that is a hoax over, and over again is a waste of my time. And as you said, until someone can show me credible information proving that this is indeed true, I will still say it is false. However, I hope we can move on from this, and bury the hatchet so to speak, because as I said, I would much rather be friends.
Maybe I let my self fall into excitement and didn't think this through, but I said, what would you think if one of your best friends sends you a preview of a movie? I mean, you have the preview, why wouldn't you belive it? That is the reazon I stated it as a fact, and I still think it is one, but if anyone has a problem with it I will say maybe, because I don't fell like arguing with anybody. But I still think of it as a fact.
Is it possible, Namo, that your preview has been made from edited scenes from FotR by some clever hoaxer?
Of course it is possible, but it has to be a VERY clever hoaker to make Smaug apear on it.
[Edited on 7/6/2003 by Namo]
Is it possible, Namo, that your preview has been made from edited scenes from FotR by some clever hoaxer? There is enough material in FotR to be able to make what would appear to be a Hobbit trailer if someone with the know-how wanted to.
This has been my gut feeling all along, but Iíll leave it alone now, Iíve spoken my peace.
I'm glad we are speaking in the same laguage here Elfstone (I mean, to prefer being friends than arguing) , but I think this has been a totaly respectful talk and I admire that.
Well said Namo, and I quite agree (reaching out to shake your hand)!
Let's just hope that whenever it is, that we do indeed get to see The Hobbit on the big screen someday, and that the proper justice is done to the film.
Well said Namo, and I quite agree (reaching out to shake your hand)!
(Reaching to shake yours also)
Iīd love to see The Hobbit preview.....can you see Smaug on it?!?!
Thanks Namo for bringing this to our attention!!
I think Namo is having us on; giving us something to chew the fat about while we are all awaiting the DVDs and the final movie. And even if he is pulling our legs, it is fun to speculate.
Of course that's just my humble opinion, I could be wrong.
I think Taz's silence speaks volumes! Case closed, game over!!!
You know what I mean...
And I am really sorry if I seeded false hopes on you, but it was not my intention.
I really do not believe that you were trying to deceive anyone. You have heard some exciting news and wanted to share it with your friends. I am sorry that it ended up that someone had played a mean hoax on you. But please do not worry about us. We had really hoped that it was true too.
If it had not been you to bring this news to us, believe me, it would have been someone else. So please do not worry about it. We are all still friends.
If you or anyone else find any future items or rumours, feel free to present them. We can have fun talking about them or trying to varify them. You might get credit for a scoop. The worst that can happen is we shoot them down, but we won't hold that against you as long as the hoax isn't malicious.
On the other hand many people do not know about any Hobbit book and the film would have them appreciate the vastness of Tolkien's world they would appreciate the looooooong years of his writings and would enable other ones to understand more about what LOTR is all about. Well that's my oppinion anyway!!!!
I wish though that somehow the estate or the family of Tolkien would have commissioned such a film and oversaw it from start to finish. That is what I might have done and that way, not only ensure that it is a flawless and honest to the book film as well as leaving my own sort of legacy in honor of my father.