Ian McKellen backtracks (filming date)

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Post#1 » Fri Apr 02, 2010 9:53 pm

Much news was made recently over Ian McKellen's statement that The Hobbit filming would begin this summer. However, as has happened before, the state seems to have been rescinded. This further suggests that filming will be pushed back, presumably due to the ever-ongoing MGM situation.

McKellen.com wrote:THE HOBBIT's, two films, start shooting in New Zealand, at a time to be announced. Filming will take over a year. Casting in Los Angeles, New York City and London has started. The script too proceeds. The first draft is crammed with old and new friends, again on a quest in Middle Earth.


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Post#2 » Sat Apr 03, 2010 1:57 am

Its all part of the Wizard's Plan to force MGM's shareholders to get-it-done and accept one of the offers on the table. PJ and DT are too close to the studio suits to interfere publicly, but McKellen isn't. By putting out the date when they want to start filming then withdrawing he is putting the pressure on MGM's board to get on with it and quit putting off the inevitable.

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Post#3 » Sat Apr 03, 2010 8:19 am

Ooh, I hadn't thought of it that way, but it could make sense. :geek: It would certainly be nice to have someone on the inside 'advocating' for the fans. :mrgreen:

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Post#4 » Tue Apr 06, 2010 12:52 pm

Not sure this is quite right place for this or that is breaking news- but found this quote from Ian Mckellen on what yahoo laughingly calls its news service;

The 70-year-old said: "They've done a wonderful script, as far as I can tell, but what it will look like I've no idea.

"I can understand people being excited, and legitimately so. It is a real book, it was written by Tolkien, not just added on because they made a lot of money out of the first, it deserves to be made.

"It was a pity perhaps it wasn't made before Lord of the Rings in the right sequence."

Not sure exactly what he means by "as far as I can tell" with regards the script- has he seen a script or not? hard to tell.

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Post#5 » Tue Apr 06, 2010 2:09 pm

I believe McKellen said he had read the script last summer, but his track record for accuracy is not terribly good.

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Post#6 » Tue Apr 06, 2010 2:42 pm

Yes, but his track record for keeping the pressure on to get on with the films already is awesome 8-) .

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Post#7 » Tue Apr 06, 2010 2:47 pm

I suppose that would be the same thing. :P

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Post#8 » Tue Apr 06, 2010 3:12 pm

yay Ian Mckellen!

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Post#9 » Tue Apr 06, 2010 4:35 pm

pettytyrant101 wrote:The 70-year-old said: "They've done a wonderful script, as far as I can tell, but what it will look like I've no idea.


Maybe he doesn't kow how the movie will look - the purely 'visual' side of things. The story (from the script) he presumably knows about.

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Post#10 » Tue Apr 06, 2010 5:36 pm

That's sort of how I took it.

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