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Peter Jackson evidently IS returning for The Hobbit...sort of... — Page 2

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Check out Dark Horizons where Gandalf weighs in. Personally I think he'd change his tune when they start talking about Ratner.

(Man I'm doing some nasty rumor-mongering on this one. But I seriously expect it unless something breaks Jackson's way.)
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Originally posted by: Lord Phillock
(just break down the hobbit storyline to a more fit-for-film version.. like eliminating Beorn but keeping him for the Extended Edition)


Any film version of the Hobbit that would leave out Beorn could never be considered the Hobbit.

"Now all Lucas has to do is make a cgi version of himself.  It will be better than the original and fit his original vision." - skyjedi2005

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Originally posted by: Rikter
SWEET!!! I disliked the movies he made of the some of greatest books ever (IMHO that is!!) I would hate to see the Hobbit ruined in the same manner.



Well, so of us are Jackson fans, so watch it . Besides, it's odds on that they'd pick someone worse.

Ratner? Sadly, it's very possible.

And Beorn, Tiptp? Well, I'd love it if he was included, but like Bombadil, I'd understand if he had to go for pacing reasons.

If McKellan and the gang stick to their guns and that article is right and Jackson does come back and make a killer Hobbit movie, I'd be incredibly happy, but I'm not holding my breath. Still, miracles happen, so we can always hope.

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http://thedigitalbits.com/#mytwocents
http://www.theonering.net/perl/newsview/8/1164265935
http://www.darkhorizons.com/news06/061124e.php

There is still hope. Those interested in politely making their feelings on the issue are advised to check out this contact list: http://www.theonering.net/perl/newsview/8/1164129588 (Why can't I get the blasted hyperlinks to work?). Flaming them with angry letters won't help, as I'm sure everyone here knows, but some intelligent constructive criticism would be good, and I know that TZers are up to it. Just FYI, in case anyone is interested. Cross your fingers. I'm not going to get my hopes up, but there's always a chance.

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Originally posted by: Mike O
Flaming them with angry letters won't help, as I'm sure everyone here knows...
Mike, did you accidentally post this on the wrong forum?
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Originally posted by: Mike O
And Beorn, Tiptp? Well, I'd love it if he was included, but like Bombadil, I'd understand if he had to go for pacing reasons.


Beorn is perhaps one of the most interesting aspects of the story! That's why I'd almost want to see jackson make the movie. (I'm sure a guy like him could apreciate a story element surrounding a large, hairy man who can turn into a bear.)

"Now all Lucas has to do is make a cgi version of himself.  It will be better than the original and fit his original vision." - skyjedi2005

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I heard on the news today that PJ was back on board. Haven't been able to find any evidence in cyberspace yet though.

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Originally posted by: boba feta
I heard on the news today that PJ was back on board. Haven't been able to find any evidence in cyberspace yet though.


Maybe he was just wanting more money or something like that, and him and the studio cut a deal.
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Originally posted by: boba feta
I heard on the news today that PJ was back on board. Haven't been able to find any evidence in cyberspace yet though.


Please God.

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Originally posted by: Tiptup
Originally posted by: Mike O
And Beorn, Tiptp? Well, I'd love it if he was included, but like Bombadil, I'd understand if he had to go for pacing reasons.


Beorn is perhaps one of the most interesting aspects of the story! That's why I'd almost want to see jackson make the movie. (I'm sure a guy like him could apreciate a story element surrounding a large, hairy man who can turn into a bear.)


Hell, if he hadn't lost all that weight, he could've played Beorn!

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Well here's the story, but it doesn't sound too convincing.

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I heard a snippet of Elijah Wood on the radio just now, saying the same as the article, that the rights are, supposedly, leaving New Line and that PJ would very likely still be directing. Obviously he wasn't very forthright, as he's not really directly involved.
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The "latest news" about Jackson being back is actually based on comments made by Saul Zaentz before New Line rejected Jackson. Indeed, it may have been because of Zaentz's comments that New Line figured Jackson was trying to wait them out and therefore let him go (although Jackson denies prior knowledge of the rights time-out).
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Interesting. I'm not sure if this story confirms or denies that fact however.

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Elijah Wood kinda looks a little gay but he really isn't. Peter Jackson is awesome!

HARMY RULES

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boba, AFAIK, Zaentz commented again, since the New Line decision, which is where that story is from.
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Originally posted by: THX

boba, AFAIK, Zaentz commented again, since the New Line decision, which is where that story is from.


Huh?

"Now all Lucas has to do is make a cgi version of himself.  It will be better than the original and fit his original vision." - skyjedi2005

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The second story boba feta linked to, which refers to Zaentz's quote to the New York Times from Italy (as opposed to the first story, which refers to his earlier quote from Germany).
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Awesome. Absolutely, positively awesome.
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Originally posted by: PSYCHO_DAYV
MAYBE SAM RAIMI WILL DIRECT IT AS SPECULATED.


I hope not... but if Raimi directs we might get to see Bruce Campbell as a boisterous dwarf

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I need to get myself out there!

I'm probably the only one who is sad that they started working on this movie.

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I hope Sam doesn't direct it. I'd rather Samwise direct it. a.k.a. Sean Astin. I know he would respect the look and feel of LOTR in making the prequels.

Mike O. if you're reading, you need to rename this thread.
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