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Brian Blessed is one of those actors whose superb when properly deployed. He can do camp but bombastic in Flash Gordon or serious and bombastic in Henry V. Both of which he is excellent in for very different reasons. But he has often been described as 'a bear of a man', so Beorn would be very suitable. No idea how he has aged mind you, well I think as I seem to recall him climbing Everest or something not so many years ago.
Sounds promising <img src='/images/smileys/smile.gif' border='0' alt='Smile Smilie' /> Did a google image search on him and if those pictures are anything to go by, his age isn't a problem. Some of them looked pretty recent too.
New casting calls: http://www.trademe.co.nz/Trade-me-jobs/ ... 530292.htm (from TORn) I guess many of these are going to play either dwarves or goblins. Any thoughts?
I'm guessing the height criteria is so they can work out scale shooting. So from that I'd say the women were most likely to be female hobbits (unless PJ has managed to shoehorn a bunch of female dwarves in somewhere) and goblins possibly as they used women as orcs in LotR. Men could be hobbits, dwarves or goblins. I think they will make the Men of Lake Town taller, although they should look quite Rohirrim, in that they have a kindred descent, so I don't think this casting will include them. Just guess work though.
I guess this confirms what we've heard about shooting staying in NZ.
No Beorn yet though :x
Give it time, plenty of roles still have yet to be announced. <img src='/images/smileys/wink.gif' border='0' alt='Wink Smilie' />
[quote="Ringdrotten":1fulzc6f]New casting calls: http://www.trademe.co.nz/Trade-me-jobs/ ... 530292.htm (from TORn) I guess many of these are going to play either dwarves or goblins. Any thoughts?[/quote:1fulzc6f] Gotta love this criteria: --You MUST be prepared to be available at [b:1fulzc6f]short[/b:1fulzc6f] notice :mrgreen: :lol: [b:1fulzc6f]GB[/b:1fulzc6f]
Heard you the first time [color=#008000:2mg10h0m]GB[/color:2mg10h0m] :lol:
Damn computer glitches. :x [b:2wehnbey]GB[/b:2wehnbey]
Do you by any chance use a slow internet connection? If so, and if you press the 'submit' button multiple times, that would explain why you double- and triple-post so often. <img src='/images/smileys/wink.gif' border='0' alt='Wink Smilie' />
Liking your location, Eldo <img src='/images/smileys/bigsmile.gif' border='0' alt='Big Smile Smilie' />
Thanks! <img src='/images/smileys/bigsmile.gif' border='0' alt='Big Smile Smilie' /> It's a great song IMO.
Indeed <img src='/images/smileys/wink.gif' border='0' alt='Wink Smilie' /> Practically everything by Dire Straits (and Mark Knopfler as a solo artist) is great, fantastic voice and insanely skilled with the guitar <img src='/images/smileys/smile.gif' border='0' alt='Smile Smilie' />
Ahh the 80's. The decade when a sweat band was an item of fashion! <img src='/images/smileys/bigsmile.gif' border='0' alt='Big Smile Smilie' />
[img:3qjgscvo]http://t3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTfxBqYqp852jduMkwt37en3fLFCzdUpqE-s_r_GzYObwKM-Fu5[/img:3qjgscvo] See the little faggot with the earring and the makeup - yeah buddy, that's his own hair. That little faggot got his own jet airplane, that little faggot he's a millionaire! Sorry - couldn't resist it :oops: No more off topic from now on!
:lol: I got bored and decided to change it again, though. It was a close call between [i:3iwy3trh]Harry Potter[/i:3iwy3trh] and [i:3iwy3trh]Fullmetal Alchemist[/i:3iwy3trh] since I watched the latest film and finished the series within a day of each other, but since there's still HP8 coming out in July I decided to wait on that for a while. Plus I love the picture from which I screenshot this. :mrgreen:
http://www.theonering.net/torwp/2010/11 ... icial-yet/ """The BBC has a great interview with actor Sylvester McCoy today that, again, confirms his role as Radagast the Brown in the upcoming Hobbit Films. We are pasting the relevant parts below, but make sure you check out the full interview with some other juicy tidbits at the BBC site. With the internet awash with casting rumours, how much can McCoy actually say? After all, his role has not been officially announced. Sylvester McCoy played the Doctor on TV from 1987 to 1989. ”I can’t say anything! I don’t even know if I’ve said too much already,” he admits. “I’ve already got my wrist gently tapped. I just want to tell the world about it… I know it’s all bubbling away and plans are being made.” McCoy is no stranger to Peter Jackson. He was down to the last two for the role of Bilbo Baggins in Lord of the Rings. “The other actor got it, and that was Ian Holm,” says McCoy. How does he feel about just missing out on such a major part? “In a way you think, what a pity Ian Holm wasn’t working that week,” he says wistfully. “But at the same time it was an honour to be up against Ian. He won, and he’s a brilliant actor. “As an actor this happens all the time. You never know which way things go.” That also holds true for the Hobbit’s drawn-out casting process. “When they sent out the character description for the part I’m playing, it says he’s between 57 and 75. “When it started out I was 57, but it’s taken so long to get to fruition I’m now 75!” (Not so – he is actually 67.) This reporter’s amateur take? The reason Sylvester has not been officially announced has more to do with adapting The Hobbit for screen and storytelling liberties, than something contract related…but I could be wrong! Afterall, we do already know that Radagast plays no major role in The Hobbit, but his role in the films is rumored to be significant. We are all looking forward to Sylvester and Sir Ian official announcements any day!""" "Rumored to be significant" .. Well, let me see confirmation that Beorn is in, then I'll be glad to see Radagast in the film!
The more information that comes out about the film the more difficult for me it becomes to make satirical or cutting comments about PJ and the Coven as the truth always outstrips even my darker fears at the liberties they will take with TH. It would not surprise me in the slightest if the movie posters for this one do not read 'J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit' but 'Peter Jackson's The Hobbit' as it seems it will bear very little resemblance to the book this would at least be more truthful if decidedly distasteful.
[quote="TORn":3pjf89wg]This reporter’s amateur take? The reason Sylvester has not been officially announced has more to do with adapting The Hobbit for screen and storytelling liberties, than something contract related[/quote:3pjf89wg] I don't get what that's supposed to mean. The scripts have already been turned in and we know from LOTR and various interviews that PJ, Walsh, Boyens, and GDT had no problem making changes. Am I missing something? :?
I don't quite get it either, but [url=http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-11820379:3urkfl39]here's[/url:3urkfl39] a link to the full article, maybe you'll find your answers there <img src='/images/smileys/smile.gif' border='0' alt='Smile Smilie' /> (I haven't read it yet myself)
'This reporter’s amateur take? The reason Sylvester has not been officially announced has more to do with adapting The Hobbit for screen and storytelling liberties, than something contract related…but I could be wrong! Afterall, we do already know that Radagast plays no major role in The Hobbit, but his role in the films is rumored to be significant. We are all looking forward to Sylvester and Sir Ian official announcements any day!""" This section is an add from whoever put the story on the One Ring and does not appear in the original report on the BBC. It is poorly written and confusing but I took it to mean that that the reason for delaying announcing certain castings is because they are still tinkering with the script. Writing up certain parts (possibly removing others like Beorn!) and that they are making it even further from the source than was previously thought.
I would say that it's a bit late to be adding or removing characters, but after all of their hurried last-minute changes on LOTR I really shouldn't. I'd hoped maybe they could have a better grasp of what they wanted to do long enough in advance for the actors to actually read the script before shooting. Well, I can still hope. :roll:
I had rather hoped they would have learned a lesson or two from LotR- the main one being have your script ready before you start. But it seems constant change and alteration right up till the cameras roll is their preferred writing method. I'm no longer certain what we will get under the guise of TH but it seems to be getting further and further away from the book with every new snippet of news.
:roll: :roll: :roll: I don't see how this latest bit of "news" tells us anything we didn't know already. As for "taking us further and further away" from Tolkien's The Hobbit, the only information confirmed implies ADDITIONS to The Hobbit (in the White Council/Dol Guldur storyline), not any "takings away." Perhaps you should save the Histrionics until AFTER you see Jackson's version of The Hobbit Petty. :P [b:2wocf0dd]GB[/b:2wocf0dd]
"the only information confirmed implies ADDITIONS to The Hobbit" -GB Those would be additions to stuff that is not in TH book then GB? <img src='/images/smileys/wink.gif' border='0' alt='Wink Smilie' /> Just because your adding does not mean you are not taking it further away from source by doing so. More is not automatically better. And given that easily the poorest parts of the LotR's were the bits they made up and TH seems far more made up than they were, I feel I have good reason and previous experience to go on for my skepticism.
[quote="pettytyrant101":kzh6yl4o]"the only information confirmed implies ADDITIONS to The Hobbit" -GB Those would be additions to stuff that is not in TH book then GB? <img src='/images/smileys/wink.gif' border='0' alt='Wink Smilie' /> Just because your adding does not mean you are not taking it further away from source by doing so. More is not automatically better. And given that easily the poorest parts of the LotR's were the bits they made up and TH seems far more made up than they were, I feel I have good reason and previous experience to go on for my skepticism.[/quote:kzh6yl4o] Given that the "addings" will be based on Tolkien's own explanations of Gandalf's "comings and goings" I don't see it as a deviation in the least. <img src='/images/smileys/wink.gif' border='0' alt='Wink Smilie' /> [b:kzh6yl4o]GB[/b:kzh6yl4o]
"will be based on Tolkien's own explanations "-GB On previous evidence I doubt that. Based on stuff PJ and the Coven conjure up out of thin air is more likely.
I've always admired your sweer reasonableness, dear Petty. You clearly have a respectful attitude to all things Tolkien. <img src='/images/smileys/smile.gif' border='0' alt='Smile Smilie' />
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