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I too think The Hobbit is the likeliest movie material... If they won't mess with it, as they've done with some (alas, too many!) parts of LotR, I don't see how they could ruin it. Let's hope for the best, Elfstone! Smile Smilie
Yeah that's kind of my opinion too. It would be dumb to change most of the Hobbit. It's got all the elements of a good movie, action, suspense, comedy......why would you want to change it? (Unless you're one of those ppl who can't stand a movie that has lots of characters and themes to think about! Hmph!.......just kiddin! Big Laugh Smilie ) I sure hope that Weta does the costumes and sets for the Hobbit because if one of those stereo-typical Hollywood companies does them it will look TERRIBLE!!!!! Has anyone seen Ella Enchanted? As much as I like Hugh Dancy in that movie, the sets and fantasy outfits were pretty bad. So that's my hope for it. Well that and the producers don't take out some of my favorite characters! Or do the UNFORGIVEABLE: make the elven King a Queen. Agggh! They did that in my 8th grade Lit book! Oh the horror when I read it!!!!!!!! Super Scared Smilie
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If they won't mess with it, as they've done with some (alas, too many!) parts of LotR, I don't see how they could ruin it. Let's hope for the best, Elfstone!


YES!!!! ME too!!!!! Just don't screw up, PJ. I think it's more hopeful for the hobbit as there's less of it and one doesn't feel the need to miss out so much.
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I read that someone wanted Arwen in it... nasty idea. The same guy mention Aaragorn in it too, not a chance.... If PJ reads this, Make the damn movie, and keep it exactly as the book had it. I mean if it ain't broken, don't fix it! and i must say tolkien's work is far from broken, some will even call it a masterpiece! <--- i'm one of them

Aragorn was 10 years old in the year 2941, when the events of the Hobbit occurred. At that time, Arwen lived in Lothlorien, and we all know that Gandalf, Bilbo, and Co didn't come there.

So basically, if Aragorn and Arwen will be in the movie, i'll really have to congratulate PJ again. But even i think PJ ain't that stupid.

He'll probably make it a horror/action movie, with the spiders/wargs/Smaug and the battle of the five armies and stuff, with only a remote link to the books. That's the best plan if he wants to cash in on the success of his previous flicks.
Hey Virumor, you forgot to add that in order to pull in the big bucks, he will assuredly cast half the Dwarven parts as female to draw in the teenie-bobbers with the love interest. :bigelfgrin:
Female Dwarves?! No chance! That won't bring in the public... it'll simply kill off the audience! *"it's the beards!" whispers someone in the background*
Although he did have a gen-"x"er elf, so I wouldn't put it past him.
haha the was a good one bugyfeanor! I really want to see The Hobbit done as a movie, but it must be done proper! ****EDIT**** ok i heard the rumour awhile back that Ian McKellen died, but i take it this isn't true?
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ok i heard the rumour awhile back that Ian McKellen died, but i take it this isn't true?
No, that was Professor Dumbledore's actor, unless I'm behind times.
Quite right. Sir Ian is alive and well. Did you know he acted in Othello? Damn boring that movie was too. All talking. But he got the best character. the bad dude. BUt ANYWAY!!!!!

I reckon, seeing as PJ specialises in horror movies (he did lots before he did LOTR, they say you couldn't emntion some of his movies without saying the word 'blood') he would emphasise the baddies and the creepy bits. And perhaps add some of his own. But let's just hope the others on the crew for writing the script and checking it and all that will talk him out of it.
Moderator Smilie I just deleted Turin_t's and Loni's posts about the most horrible movies, as they were way off topic. I apologize because I should have copied them to a tavern; however it is too late now and as they wrote that they knew they were off topic, they could have done it right in the first place, instead of holding their conversations here. Moderator Smilie
sorry grondy! But hey if you didn't have dumbbunniess like me on your forums, your job would get awfully boring... Gotta keep you on your toes! Smile Smilie
Very Sad Smilie NOW NO ONE WILL BE WARNED TO NEVER GET A MOVIE OUT WITH A RUSSIAN DUDE LOOKING AT A PAINTING ON THE FRONT!!!! Very Sad Smilie Oh, well.
*apologises
http://www.thehobbitfilm.com/

It has a bit under 19700 'Signatures'.

Orc With Thumbs Up Smilie
Yes, but those signatures are only to try to block the movie.

Here's a better link : http://www.figwitlives.net!!!

As Figwit is the Legolas for the thinking women, i'd say : "Ladies, charge!".
I just went to thehobbitfilm.com, and my head is still spinning - is it just me or does Bilbo look a bit too much like Warren Beatty? I mean, it's only a line drawing, but let's be a little more careful here!!!

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The Hobbit the movie will absolutely not be the same. Our esteemed Master Grond has already pointed out the reason - there is not a single female part! Indeed, except for a brief mention of Bilbo's Mom ("the fabulous Belladonna Took"), there are no references to females. Does anyone imagine that such a state of affairs will be allowed to remain in a big budget hollywood movie?? I've already seen suggestions of Arwen and female dwarves; let's try a "girl" friend for Bilbo. Instead an auction of his home going on at the end, maybe we can have the hobbit lass he was in love with getting married (sadly thinking him dead of course). He can arrive just a few minutes too late. Or make Smaug female, with morphing abilites so that she can become a golden seductive figure bearing a striking resemblance to Cate Blanchett. Or how about Beorna?
Her were-bear talents allow her to rule the lands around the Carrock witha tight fist. Any other suggestions? I don't think female trolls would really fill the Bill - so to speak.
They can just borrow the dragon from Shrek for Smaugina or Smaugette. Just change her colour a bit. Would save them a lot of work, don't you think? Wink Smilie

Female dwarves look like male dwarves, but I really like Beorna. A lot of potential to create a strong, independent but of course attractive woman. Though her name should be Birna. Beorn is too close to the Norse word for bear 'bjorn' (present day Norwegian: bjrn) to be accidental, and a female bear in Norse was 'birna'.

Oh I hope they never do any of this. *lol*
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They can just borrow the dragon from Shrek for Smaugina or Smaugette. Just change her colour a bit. Would save them a lot of work, don't you think?

It might save them the work but then think about the lawyers of both the firms who'll be working overtime after the movie has come out.
Well, the mention of the Sackville-Bagginses at the end of The Hobbit could be expanded upon to show us Lobelia, but as she was already married to Otho, I don't believe even PJ would try to drum up a love interest between her and Gandalf. Elf With a Big Grin Smilie
I don't know, they might even have a wife of King Thingol and maybe they could show a young Legolas surfing on the waters on the Long Lake. (C'mon he must have learnt to surf everything somewhere)
Legolas can surf down the trees like Disney had Tarzan do. Weeeeeee! :P
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I don't know, they might even have a wife of King Thingol and maybe they could show a young Legolas surfing on the waters on the Long Lake.

I can't believe I missed this for more than a year, but King Thingol?! Make that King Thranduil.

I agree with Legolas and the Blue Crush thing.
i beleive that a movie of the hobbit would be in some way if done by peter jackson a disgrace to Tolkien just like the return of the king was. If he couldnt get the classic nature of that right. how could he get the true nature of the hobbit right.
I'll just say that the Return of the King could've been a lot worse. So I'm actually relieved.

And for the surfing Legoloas, add a Kool-Aid man behind him.
But The Return of the King cn be worse : that's the extended and special extended version.

As for The Hobbit : PJ won't fool me again, I shan't even go and see it, if that monstrosity is ever made. I'd rather set eyes on Medusa.
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I'd rather set eyes on Medusa


Medusa? Like a jellyfish?
No, no, he meant Meduseld, because he enjoyed TTT so much. ;-p And by the way, the preceding is one smiley that EVERY site needs.
Or maybe a character similar to Medusa, the snake woman from Greek mythology whose head, instead of being covered with hair, was covered with snakes. Just looking at her would turn you to stone, Super Scared Smilie unless you used a mirror to view her reflection similar to the technique Perseus used in removing her head.
There's also the variation where only ppl who did not fear her, could look her in the face. Hercules could, for instance, pass such a feat.
Oh if only I had such power!
Maybe you have a slightly different power. Do boys usually run away screaming when looking at your face?
Or do pupdogs howl even. Elf With a Big Grin Smilie

(Please don't take the above as personal; it is all meant in good hearted fun. )
So, I have rumors to report, albeit theyre likely to be known to half the frequenters of P-T, but theres no harm in restating possible happy tidings Orc Grinning Smilie

http://www.theonering.net/perl/newsview/1/1157924012
http://www.theonering.net/perl/newsview/16/1157077653

Its all gossip, I know, but... Orc Grinning Smilie
Velly Intellesting!Cool Elf Smilie Let us hope it's true. Thumbs Up Smilie
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Velly Intellesting!

AMDazing. Athlonishing!
YAY!!! I can't wait to see it!!! - Gimme more Tolkien!

Vir, why do you mention AMD Athlons?
It was just a hilarious, but apparently slightly obscure, joke.
Peter Jackson will not be involved in The Hobbit Movie.
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Wow, I've been away from PT for a couple of months (very busy at work), only to come back just in time to find out that PJ has been dropped from the Hobbit movie - appart from being shocked, I'm not really sure how to feel about this. And I'm especially worried about talk of a second prequel apart from the Hobbit. Very Mad Smilie This could be very bad!

Ok, sure PJ did a lot of things that he shouldn't have when addapting LotR for cinema, but I sincerely doubt any other hollywood director would do better; and for the sake of consistency I really hope they resolve their differences like grown-ups (not that that means much these days).

So with all that in mind I must say that I'm pro PJ for the Hobbit movie - and New Line are apparently a couple of fries short of a happy meal!
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Ok, sure PJ did a lot of things that he shouldn't have when addapting LotR for cinema, but I sincerely doubt any other hollywood director would do better

David Lynch would've delivered an adaptation faithful to the spirit of the book, unlike PJ's, which is accentuated around action and humour. It's like PJ made a more dark version of Willow.

Lynch made Dune which is very faithful to the book even though the dire lack of resources Lynch had to work with.
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I don't know if PJ could now get away with making the Elves of Rivendell as playful and small as I imagined them upon reading The Hobbit.
where do you get the idea that the elves in TH are small? I must go back and re-read it i guess. Read Smilie

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P.S are elves small, I read they were playful, but certainly not small, let me check.......

It really dosen't say they are small, indeed, they also, in the book at least, seem to be warriors, and also scholars, I don't know where you got small from... broken heart

Im hoping that PJ casts children as the Imladris welcoming Elves, sort of naughty beautiful children singing the Tra La La Lally lines, it will seem less naff than a group of adults skipping around teasing the Dwarves.

Yes, but I, for some reason, do not think they will appear.

*  At all.

 

Since tallness came up: one of the Elves is even noted as tall when the Dwarves arrive.

Over the years Tolkien appears to have changed his mind about the stature of his Elves, at least in relation to Men. I've never specifically looked into the 'Silmarillion texts' of the period concerned (about the time The Hobbit was written) to see if there's any indication of how tall the Quendi were imagined then...

... but late texts have them quite tall! and so these heights arguably become descriptive for the Elves of The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, and Silmarillion of course.

At least quite tall by our standards today.

Well, in the conference the fourteen actors playing the dwarves and Bilbo had with the press, they were asked about the singing and songs in general, and they said they would be in the movie. I hope that PJ makes it work on screen without making it seem like a children's musical with elves, dwarves and goblins in it.
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