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[quote="[url=http://www.empireonline.com/news/story.asp?NID=29160:38q99wao]Empire Online[/url:38q99wao]":38q99wao]“We’ve seen these reports before, reports saying there was going to be a greenlight in a couple of days — well, a week’s gone by and there isn’t one," adds Jackson. "You can’t believe everything you read. There is only one thing you want to believe and that’s when the studio announces a greenlight. As far as I’m aware that’s not going to be today."[/quote:38q99wao] Funny, I think I said something similar to that in the "PJ takes gloves off" thread a few days ago. :mrgreen:
Next time I'll try not to get my hopes up :lol: TORn needs to stop shouting wolf!
In a way I can't blame them: they've completely rebranded themselves as a Hobbit News website, so if there isn't real Hobbit news they have to scrape the bottom of the barrel in order to keep updating their front page. So yeah, it's probably best to be skeptical when the TORn reporters get into excited fanboy mode. :P
Somebody told me that MGM filed bankruptcy and that spyglass was going to buy them. I'm so out of the loop I don't know what's true or not! He also said that PJ's asking for 500 million dollars to shoot the movies. I can only guess what that will mean.....
I think the Spyglass-MGM deal was confirmed, but the implications of that for The Hobbit aren't fully known yet. As for $500 million, I haven't heard that, but it would make them some of the most expensive films ever made.... Avatar was about $300 million for one film, I believe.
The movie could be done for a quarter of the price if they stick to the simplicity of the story and forgo excessive CGI and set making! Keep it simple, I say.
[quote="Odo Banks":i0kdmixe]The movie could be done for a quarter of the price if they stick to the simplicity of the story and forgo excessive CGI and set making! Keep it simple, I say.[/quote:i0kdmixe] I agree, I hope they keep the CGI to a minimum. Some CGI is needed though, Smaug being one example. But yes, no excessive CGI, as little as possible, please!
It's not "how much" CGI, it's "How well" it's done. I don't care how much CGI is used if it pushes the envelope of realism. [b:1ix6fyy1]GB[/b:1ix6fyy1]
Well, that's a good point. CGI is ok, as long as it doesn't [i:2pnf4m62]look[/i:2pnf4m62] like it's CGI. Like Gollum, obvously there's lots of CGI there, but very smoothly done Edit: At second thought, Gollum looks very CGI, but not in a bad way if you know what I mean, it's all very smoothly handled <img src='/images/smileys/smile.gif' border='0' alt='Smile Smilie' />
I'm glad that PJ used real models and miniatures as much as he did with LOTR, because I think it lends a greater feeling of coherence to the film since it isn't just actors standing in an empty green room. I recall from the EEs Elijah Wood commenting on how hard it was to do a single scene with a greenscreen; now compare LOTR to the recent Star Wars movies which had greenscreen in just about every single shot. :roll: That said, CGI is definitely important for some parts and is definitely useful in portraying fantastic elements or massive armies or rich backgrounds.
Actually, Gollum is only noticeably CGI in the first film (a fact even Jackson acknowledges), but in the second and third films, the only "CGI" giveaway isn't the CGI itself, but the fact that we have no other visual frame of reference for Gollum but Illustrations and Animated versions--which Jackson rather faithfully based his version on. I agree Eldo, the extensive use of models and miniatures, blended with CGI, created a much more seamless look than--for example--the first two Star Wars Prequels (which despite some beautiful work is hit and miss). Though I think Lucas really ironed out most of the kinks by Revenge of the Sith. [b:ip5nftsf]GB[/b:ip5nftsf]
Hooray http://www.thewrap.com/movies/column-po ... ight-21749
http://www.theonering.net/torwp/2010/10 ... to-direct-“the-hobbit”-in-two-installments/ Sorry about the 2 posts, wouldnt let me put the 2 together. Still good news <img src='/images/smileys/smile.gif' border='0' alt='Smile Smilie' />
I wonder if PJ decided he'd like to direct or if they really couldn't find anyone else. I wouldn't be surprised if there were no serious directors who wanted to pick up PJ's and GDT's sloppy seconds after the scripts had already been finished. In any event, now that the studios have (unsurprisingly) hammered out the financial issues I expect to see a lot of casting confirmations in the next few months.
Sloppy seconds? :lol:
One word Chris: Reapectability!!!! :x (AntiEldoSpam15)
Just came back from Egypt, and there's greenlight and casting news all over! Wohoo! <img src='/images/smileys/bigsmile.gif' border='0' alt='Big Smile Smilie' />
Doctor Wohoo? You mean Doctor Who, don't you? :? If so, (1) he's on another thread (2) you may have Tourettes and (3) you can't spell. :ugeek:
He may be talking about the nearly :roll: confirmed rumour that Sylvester McCoy has actually been cast as Radagast the Brown after all, or the fact that David Tennant still seems to be in the running for some role in the Hobbit. [b:3iy2hr6m]GB[/b:3iy2hr6m]
Radagast the Brown more like Radagast the completely made up!
Actually, "wohoo" was supposed to resemble a shout/cry of joy, but again, like WOOOOOHOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! :lol: No references to doctor Who I'm afraid, never was a fan of that show :P
Shame on you Ringdrotten!!! That's fighting talk that is!!! <img src='/images/smileys/vevil.gif' border='0' alt='Very Evil Smilie' /> <img src='/images/smileys/vevil.gif' border='0' alt='Very Evil Smilie' /> Go away at once and do a vid search for Human Nature and Family of Blood (its a 2-parter) watch them and come back and say that!!
My apologies, my knowledge of the English language is far from complete :lol:
No need for apologies just give those episodes a watch- you might be surprised and find you like them! <img src='/images/smileys/bigsmile.gif' border='0' alt='Big Smile Smilie' /> (I'm willing to bet you will).
[quote="Gandalfs Beard":1orajj6h]or the fact that David Tennant still seems to be in the running for some role in the Hobbit.[/quote:1orajj6h] Ugh, Tennant is the rumour that [b:1orajj6h]just. won't. die![/b:1orajj6h] <img src='/images/smileys/vevil.gif' border='0' alt='Very Evil Smilie' /> <img src='/images/smileys/vevil.gif' border='0' alt='Very Evil Smilie' /> <img src='/images/smileys/vevil.gif' border='0' alt='Very Evil Smilie' />
Yes, please let it die *needs a pray-to-god-smiley*