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OFFICIAL HOBBIT ANNOUNCEMENT - BREAKING NEWS!

BardLaketown
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Apr 24 2008, 11:04pm

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BREAKING NEWS: Hellboy and Pan's Labyrinth director Guillermo del Toro will spend four years in New Zealand making two films based on The Lord of the Rings prequel The Hobbit, it was confirmed today.


The official announcement was made in Hollywood by Lord of the Rings director Peter Jackson - who will co-produce The Hobbit - fellow producer Fran Walsh, and executives from New Line Cinema and MGM.

Jackson and Walsh said del Toro was "a genuine storyteller" of outstanding ability.

"A true original, Guillermo is a cinematic magician who has never lost his child-like sense of wonder. He understands that the fantastic must be grounded in the real and that all stories are only ever a reflection of ourselves," say Jackson and Walsh.

"We have long admired Guillermo's work and cannot think of a more inspired filmmaker to take the journey back to Middle-earth. We are delighted ‘The Hobbit' is in such trustworthy hands."

Del Toro said he considered himself "blessed" to become part of the filmmaking community in New Zealand.

The Mexican-born filmmaker will base himself in New Zealand for four years to work with Wingnut Films and Weta production teams.

The two films will be shot back to back.

Del Toro's films include The Devil's Backbone, Blade II, and the Oscar-winning Pan's Labyrinth. His latest movie, Hellboy II: The Golden Army is due for release in July.

http://www.stuff.co.nz/stuff/4496833a1870.html


Guillermo del Toro to direct 'Hobbit'

Filmmaker signs on helm feature and sequel In a major step forward on "The Hobbit," Guillermo del Toro has signed on to direct the New Line-MGM tentpole and its sequel.

The widely expected announcement came Thursday afternoon jointly from exec producers Peter Jackson and Fran Walsh, New Line president Toby Emmerich and Mary Parent, the newly named chief of MGM's Worldwide Motion Picture Group.
Del Toro's moving to New Zealand for the next four years to work with Jackson and his Wingnut and WETA production teams. He'll direct the two films back to back, with the sequel which will deal with the 60-year period between "The Hobbit" and "The Fellowship of the Ring," the first of the "Lord of the Rings" trilogy.
New Line is overseeing development and will manage production. Both pics are being co-produced and co-financed by New Line Cinema and MGM, with Warner Bros. distributing domestically and MGM handling international.
Del Toro most recently helmed "Pan's Labyrinth," released through New Line's Picturehouse. The fantasy set a record as the highest grossing Spanish language film in U.S. box office history.

http://www.variety.com/...tegoryid=13&cs=1


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One Ringer
Tol Eressea


Apr 24 2008, 11:11pm

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YES! IT'S TIME TO GO THERE AND BACK AGAIN! [In reply to] Can't Post

Thank you! Thank you! THANK YOU! *drops to knees* THANK YOU!

Finally, The Hobbit is coming! Go Del Toro! Also, it's great to hear Pete and Fran being there to confirm it! YEAH! SmileSmileSmile

Ash nazg durbatulűk, Ash nazg gimbatul,
Ash nazg thrakatulűk agh burzum-ishi krimpatul.

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(This post was edited by One Ringer on Apr 24 2008, 11:12pm)


JRandomRohirrim
Rohan


Apr 24 2008, 11:15pm

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Finally!! Some Good News Today!!! [In reply to] Can't Post

Yeah, it would have been great if PJ could have done it, but after seein Pan's Labyrinth, I think The Hobbit will be TERRIFIC!

Excellent!


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BuckyUnderbelly
Lorien


Apr 24 2008, 11:16pm

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WOOOOO-HOOOOOOO!!!!! [In reply to] Can't Post

I can't tell you how freaking PSYCHED I am right now!!!

THANK YOU, GDT!!!

THANK YOU, PJ!!!

THANK YOU, TORn!!!!

THANK YOU, EVERYBODY!!


"In Hollywood the screenplay is a fire hydrant. And there's a line of dogs around the block." -- Frank Miller


Kimi
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Apr 24 2008, 11:18pm

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Well, that rates a SQUEE! / [In reply to] Can't Post

 


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diedye
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Apr 24 2008, 11:19pm

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AHA! I guessed right!.... [In reply to] Can't Post

My guess was for the 24th and I was right! Cool

Cool... now get on with it already! Tongue

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KateTheHobbit
Bree


Apr 24 2008, 11:20pm

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HALLELUJAH! [In reply to] Can't Post

Cheers, woo-hoo, hallelujah, and Holy Hoppin' Hobbits!!!!!!!!

THANK YOU PJ THANK YOU GDT THANK YOU PJ THANK YOU GDT THANK YOU PJ THANK YOU GDT THANK YOU PJ THANK YOU GDT THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU.


And now we celebrate!


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Starling
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Apr 24 2008, 11:22pm

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Yeeeeeeeehaaaaaaaaa!!!!!! [In reply to] Can't Post

Now, all of you, peel yourselves away from those computers, go and have a shower and get yourselves something to eat. (After you have posted, of course) Laugh


dernwyn
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Apr 24 2008, 11:24pm

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Congratulations, Mr. del Toro! [In reply to] Can't Post

Or...can we all just call you "Guillermo" now? Smile

And be sure to pop in here whenever you've a moment to spare!

Although we've got the feeling you're going to be joyously busy for the next four years, for some strange reason...Laugh!

*tosses yellow and green biodegradable confetti*

Can we all breathe now? Cool


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grammaboodawg
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Apr 24 2008, 11:25pm

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OOOOMMMMMGGGGGGGGG *bursts into tears* [In reply to] Can't Post

Is this it!? iis it real? Our admins... is this it! ??


THANK YOU PETER!!!!! THANK YOU FOr never giving up! THank you..

OMG! it's finally happeanaing...



Major cirsis. I have to change my footer?


I"ve gotta run outside.


FINALLYL FINALY! Welcome to the family, Mr. Del Toro! It's an hoonour to finally get to really meet you!


OMG!!!!! WHERE'S MY NITRO!?



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Starling
Half-elven


Apr 24 2008, 11:25pm

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'Replied' to you in my excitement [In reply to] Can't Post

It was meant to be a general reply, but while I'm, here, well done for getting the riddle!


SandWitch King
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Apr 24 2008, 11:26pm

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I should have posted the Doug Adams story much sooner [In reply to] Can't Post

I kept NOT posting that story because I didn't want to have it get swamped by GDT news. As soon as I did. *KABOOM*

I should have made Murphy's Law work for me much sooner.

Great news! Congrats to my fellow fans, we will have a good time for the next few years.

Pop them corks!

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BuckyUnderbelly
Lorien


Apr 24 2008, 11:26pm

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Ahhh! [In reply to] Can't Post

Yup. Now it's time for a bath and a good, long nap!

Hopefully we'll get some cast and crew confirmations soon, but after that we'll have ages to wait before things are really rolling in earnest on the production.

I guess we'll just have to crank up our Anticipation Clocks once again!

Isn't it delightfully sadistic what we put ourselves through?


"In Hollywood the screenplay is a fire hydrant. And there's a line of dogs around the block." -- Frank Miller

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Starling
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Apr 24 2008, 11:27pm

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*Passes large box of tissues and a glass of bubbly* :-D // [In reply to] Can't Post



Nienna
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Apr 24 2008, 11:30pm

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Oh Wow! [In reply to] Can't Post

It's happened!! Our depression of this morning was all for nothing!
I'm all prepared for this adventure - where are we going?


KateTheHobbit
Bree


Apr 24 2008, 11:30pm

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The picture of PJ and GDT... [In reply to] Can't Post

In that picture of PJ and Guillermo (which I think is a great picture, btw), does anyone else notice that Guillermo looks like he just won the lottery or somesuch? Well.... I think this might actually be better than the lottery. Laugh

Ah, we must all rejoice!


grammaboodawg
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Apr 24 2008, 11:30pm

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Our Wizards! [In reply to] Can't Post



Well done, gentlemen. Well done. *twitch*

Now GET BUSY! :D

*flying-tackle hug*



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Garfeimao
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Apr 24 2008, 11:31pm

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Let the party begin [In reply to] Can't Post

Time to celebrate, big time. I'm going to so distracted the rest of the afternoon here at work. Sheesh.


This is awesome news, woohoo.

Peace, Love and Rock & Roll,


Garfeimao
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MsC
Bree


Apr 24 2008, 11:31pm

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vtboyarc
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Apr 24 2008, 11:33pm

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yay!!!! [In reply to] Can't Post

wow, this is exciting news!!!!!
"Del Toro’s moving to New Zealand for the next four years to work with Jackson and his Wingnut and WETA production teams. He’ll direct the two films back to back, with the sequel which will deal with the 60-year period between “The Hobbit” and “The Fellowship of the Ring,” the first of the “Lord of the Rings” trilogy."

The next 4 years!!!! wow thats a long time!! And I'm really pleased to see that Weta is going to be involved!!! It wouldn't be the same without them!!
So we also know that the sequel will deal with the 60 years after The Hobbit before LotR!!! This is interesting!! I guess this mostly comes from the RotK appendices and Unfinished Tales. I'm going to start reading over that time period as soon as I can! Not to mention The Hobbit!!!!!

I noticed how thin PJ looks, so different from the filming of LotR.

Theres some good in this world, Mr. Frodo, and its worth fighting for.


Magpie
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Apr 24 2008, 11:35pm

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Hey, guys! Guillermo is over on the movie board [In reply to] Can't Post

... and this time I'm letting him stay.

Guillermo's thread

oops. missed MsC's post alerting you to this. But what they hey... can't have too many alerts, can we?



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Araniel
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Apr 24 2008, 11:41pm

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Yay! [In reply to] Can't Post

Talk about luck - I was going to sleep but decided to check TORn just one more time, and - Taadaa! Smile


This is great news! (So great I couldn't resist any longer - I had to join the forum) Lovely! Fabulous! Magnificent! Wonderful! Etc! (You get the picture...)Laugh

Congratulations to Mr Del Toro!


Can't wait for the next piece of news now...
But first... sleep


grammaboodawg
Immortal


Apr 24 2008, 11:41pm

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It's finally happening. [In reply to] Can't Post



... in my heaven...



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Compa_Mighty
Tol Eressea


Apr 24 2008, 11:42pm

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Beautiful! [In reply to] Can't Post

It was about time! Thanks a lot for posting it!

Here's to Del Toro becoming the Irvin Kershner of Middle Earth!

Essay winner of the Show us your Hobbit Pride Giveway!


hatster
Rohan


Apr 24 2008, 11:44pm

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I defer to gramma [In reply to] Can't Post

she always has the best squeeeee twitch anticipatory yelp :-)

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One Ringer
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Apr 24 2008, 11:45pm

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I agree . . . [In reply to] Can't Post

It's like all of his dreams have come true. Pete and Guillermo look good side by side! Smile

Ash nazg durbatulűk, Ash nazg gimbatul,
Ash nazg thrakatulűk agh burzum-ishi krimpatul.

I'm hosting THE URUK-HAI in The Reading Room! Swing by and join in!


ringbearer2280
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Apr 24 2008, 11:48pm

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Back to Middle Earth we go!!!! [In reply to] Can't Post

Been Waiting for this great announcement!! Cant wait to check TORN for all the updates on production!


YodatheHobbit
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Apr 24 2008, 11:55pm

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Holy Moly! Finally! [In reply to] Can't Post

"I think I'm quite ready for another adventure."

Loved Pan's Labyrinth, first Hellboy not so much. I hope I love the Hobbit movie as much as LOTR! Can't wait to hear some casting news so I can get a mental picture in my head of what I expect the movie to look like.

When the seas and mountains fall and we come to end of days, in the dark I hear your call calling me there, i will go there and back again.


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Eldameldo
Bree

Apr 24 2008, 11:56pm

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*Big happy sigh* [In reply to] Can't Post

YES!!!! I am beyond stoked!!

Thanks to PJ, FW and GDT and all for taking this on and getting us back to Middle-earth!


CoolSmile


grammaboodawg
Immortal


Apr 25 2008, 12:01am

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LISTEN TO MAGPIE!!! *mods up and up and UP* // [In reply to] Can't Post

 



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diedye
Grey Havens


Apr 25 2008, 12:15am

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The announcement is up on the official Hobbit blog... [In reply to] Can't Post

http://www.thehobbitblog.com/

Muahahaha... I'm the first one to post a comment there! Evil Crazy Blush Evil

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DiveTwin
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Apr 25 2008, 12:19am

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Yeah! [In reply to] Can't Post

Fantastic way to have the week end up - great! Can't wait to see the series of subsequent announcements...this is going to be fun!


snapcotton
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Apr 25 2008, 12:24am

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What a great way to start off my long weekend! [In reply to] Can't Post

What spectacular news!!! I can hardly breathe! Happy day to ALL!


Laerasëa
Tol Eressea


Apr 25 2008, 12:42am

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YES!!! [In reply to] Can't Post

I'm so happy and excited!! It's AWESOME to hear some good news right now!

Yay!!! *happy......*

SmileSmileSmileSmile


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_V_
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Apr 25 2008, 12:44am

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"I meant to go back: walk the paths of Mirkwood, see the Lonely Mountain..." [In reply to] Can't Post

its the good old days, all over again!

let the excitement begin!

"Pleased to meet you, hope you guessed my name, but what's puzzling you, is the nature of my game"

Formerly known on TORN as "Draug the Unspeakably Violent"


ArathornJax
Lorien


Apr 25 2008, 12:53am

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"I'm so [In reply to] Can't Post

excited, and just can't hide it, I'm about to lose control but I think I like it!" Very happy to see this and very happy with del Toro being on board. Wonder if this means the lawsuit is weeks away from going away?

" . . . (we are ) too engrossed in thinking of everything as a preparation or training or making one fit -- for what? At any minute it is what we are and are doing, not what we plan to be and do that counts."

J.R.R. Tolkien in his 6 October 1940 letter to his son Michael Tolkien.




entmaiden
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Apr 25 2008, 12:54am

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"Far over the misty mountains cold [In reply to] Can't Post

To dungeons deep and caverns old
We must away ere break of day
To seek the pale enchanted gold.
The dwarves of yore made mighty spells,
While hammers fell like ringing bells
In places deep, where dark things sleep,
In hollow halls beneath the fells.
For ancient king and elvish lord
There many a gloaming golden hoard
They shaped and wrought, and light they caught
To hide in gems on hilt of sword.
On silver necklaces they strung
The flowering stars, on crowns they hung
The dragon‑fire, in twisted wire
They meshed the light of moon and sun.
Far over the misty mountains cold
To dungeons deep and caverns old
We must away, ere break of day,
To claim our long‑forgotten gold.
Goblets they carved there for themselves
And harps of gold; where no man delves
There lay they long, and many a song
Was sung unheard by men or elves.
The pines were roaring on the height,
The winds were moaning in the night.
The fire was red, it flaming spread;
The trees like torches biased with light,
The bells were ringing in the dale
And men looked up with faces pale;
The dragon’s ire more fierce than fire
Laid low their towers and houses frail.
The mountain smoked beneath the moon;
The dwarves, they heard the tramp of doom.
They fled their hall to dying ‑fall
Beneath his feet, beneath the moon.
Far over the misty mountains grim
To dungeons deep and caverns dim
We must away, ere break of day,
To win our harps and gold from him!”

Woo hoo!

Each cloak was fastened about the neck with a brooch like a green leaf veined with silver.
`Are these magic cloaks?' asked Pippin, looking at them with wonder.
`I do not know what you mean by that,' answered the leader of the Elves.


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neverbaby
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Apr 25 2008, 12:57am

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OMG! [In reply to] Can't Post

*is crying happy tears*

(btw, hello everyone, I'm new! Laugh)

Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!


StillCrazy
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Apr 25 2008, 12:58am

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Well It's About Time!!!11

Best News Ever!!!11

It's a good Day!!11

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trentperson
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Apr 25 2008, 1:05am

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WOOOO [In reply to] Can't Post

WOW.....this has to be one of the most exciting days of the year......a great director with peter overseeing it all is next to perfect!!!!!!!! I cannot wait for the announcements in the weeks to come!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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buchan2
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Apr 25 2008, 1:13am

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CELEBRATE!!!!!!!! [In reply to] Can't Post

Agreed. This is just too much. THE best day of the past 5 years by far. Just incredible! Unbelievable! SOOOOOOOOOOOOOO EXCITED!!!!! HYPE, TRAILERS, SCREENSHOTS, SOUNDTRACKS, PREMIERES...IT'S ALL HAPPENING AGAIN!!!!!!!!!!.

WE NEED TO HAVE AN INSTANT CELEBRATION!!!!!! WATCH FOTR TONIGHT/TOMORROW OR WEEKEND???


Sunflower
Valinor

Apr 25 2008, 1:16am

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Jumps in for a moment..... [In reply to] Can't Post

Dangit, The ANNOUNCEMENT had to happen while I was at dinner.

When I read this 15 mins ago, I leaped out of the chair and jumped up and down for 2 minutes. "YES!! YES!!!! YES!!!!!!" I ran out the bedroom, down the stairs and out the back door into the backyard (lucky it's night!) still jumping up and down in circles and screaming "YES!! YES!! YES!!!" for 5 more minutes. One of the people I am living with ran out the door and asked "What happened? What is it?" But all I could do was yell out "AFTER THREE STUPID YEARS OF LAWSUITS AND CRAP, YES!!!!!" He had to go back in the house in bewilderment...."You don't understand, sorry," I said, and he left. (Sorry, D.!)

Who cares if the neighbors hear.

(Um, I'm a little bit excited? Sorry!Blush)

I'm going to sneak out the back door into the yard do some more jumping up and down after midnight. I can't hold it all in.

I am in tears right now. I despaired more than most. I am STILL skeptical of the honchos at NL and Warner's....that they will try to pull a financial fast one on our new friend GDT. I guess the candle I burned last night WORKED.

I can't post right now any more...I will sit back and read all your wonderful responses. This whole project means a lot to me. IN many ways. Sometime later tonight I will try to explain how I feel. (Warning: may get a little DEEP.)

But this is like Miruvor.....or should I say, like lembas in Mordor.

I will sit back and bask in all this, before I write what I am feeling.


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Laerasëa
Tol Eressea


Apr 25 2008, 1:22am

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ha- [In reply to] Can't Post

I kind of know what you mean- I'm currently in a house filled with people who are blind to the wonder and beauty that is Tolkien and his writings (and that includes movie stuff), and so I'm just sitting here bursting with excitement....and....sitting here....being happy....Tongue


(This post was edited by laerasea on Apr 25 2008, 1:26am)


Mar
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Apr 25 2008, 1:22am

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*Passes over the nitro* // [In reply to] Can't Post

 

Life isn't about finding yourself, it is about creating yourself.


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Apr 25 2008, 1:29am

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Wooohooooo!! That's all I can say right now! *big grin* // [In reply to] Can't Post

 

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Nienna
Rohan


Apr 25 2008, 1:29am

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Our back yard [In reply to] Can't Post

Sunflower, I was touched by your post. Your mention of running out into the backyard reminded me of a book by Dorothea Lynch where she said:
No one is special, are they, when all is said and done? And of course each of us is very special, very singular, carrying weight. I matter. I would like to open the window tonight and yell that outside. I matter. Or go down and lie next to the plants and whisper it.

I think I will whisper it to the plants tonight .... In fact I think I will say ..we all matter!!


Rivendweller
Lorien


Apr 25 2008, 1:34am

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You never gave up ! You deserve that champagne ! [In reply to] Can't Post

Your unfailing, unwavering faith that Peter would eventually bring this to life, whether he be at the directors helm or not never faltered.

Congrats gramma dear !! You have another wonderful ride ahead with all of us in tow ! I'm giddy just thinking that Fran and Philipia are involved as well as WETA.

What a night ! Phew !

There's something of everything here, The Shire and the Golden Wood and Gondor and kings' houses and inns and meadows and mountains all mixed.

....and there are Elves when you want them.
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Horned1
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Apr 25 2008, 1:58am

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Plot of the second film [In reply to] Can't Post

Personally, I'm hoping that the plot of the second Hobbit film revolves around the White Council driving the necromancer (aka Sauron) from southern Mirkwood. I think it would tie the stories together nicely, and since that whole even was fairly vague, they could introduce some very cool characters that they didn't get to use in the other movies like Elladan and Elrohir, Radagast the Brown, and maybe even get a glimpse of Tom Bombadil.

Alex


Sunflower
Valinor

Apr 25 2008, 2:09am

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*Wipes eyes* [In reply to] Can't Post

Sorry, I've got the Kleenex out. And the iced tea. And the Pecan Truffle Nonni's Biscotti. I am going to be camped in front of the computer till about.....midnight. I am still on Cloud 9 and will be there for days....

Nienna, yr post touched me too. Go ahead and do it. Lie down in the garden and whisper to the plants, ""I'm special!" (there's a John Lennon lyric that comes to mind...but it's corny in this day and age)

I am not an official "tree-hugger" but I love trees and whenever I walk through woods, I stop, put my hand on a tree trunk, and have a "chat"with the forest. I call them "my brothers and sisters." I beleive trees have souls. There's a bit of John Muir in me, I guess. And I swear, after a moment or two, I can "feel" the sap flowing within, like the tree's blood. I feel I am joined to it in a way. ("The Force"?)

Oh, I'll have a chat with the forest tonight! (Tolkien was the trees' champion, after all.)

Go ahead and do it! Times like this are few and far between in life....besides major family events,personal milestones, and milestones with friends.This is one such happy milestone. May I say, I am a 30-something and should be beyond all this...but I don't care!

FYI, the rest of the family has gone out for a while. They can't figure me outSly


Sunflower
Valinor

Apr 25 2008, 2:12am

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Del Toro looks deleriously happy (as well he should!) but does anyone get the feeling that PJ has a look on his face that says "Ha ha, if you only knew what you were in for"? EvilLaugh


Steelsheen
The Shire


Apr 25 2008, 2:20am

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we got Guillermo!! w00t!!!! LaughCool

*does the Hobbit chicken dance*


weaver
Half-elven

Apr 25 2008, 2:42am

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**wanders late into party**

This comes at a great time, as I think I only had one more wince pun in me to pass the time...Smile

What a very fun night on TORn!

Drinks all around for whoever is still here or whoever wanders in later than me..!

Weaver



Mar
Gondor


Apr 25 2008, 2:51am

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I will say I am a bit confused by the idea of doing two movies. It seems to open so many different possible avenues that it makes my head spin. I guess that is one reason I am not the director nor the producer.
Only an enthusiastic audience member and geeky supporter.

Life isn't about finding yourself, it is about creating yourself.


Elven
Valinor


Apr 25 2008, 3:14am

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We Have Victory!! [In reply to] Can't Post

*kerplunk*
At Last!!
WOOHOO!!!!

This is totally Part time!!

AMAZINGLY GOOD OUTCOME!!!

AAAARRRRGGGGGGHHHHH Im so excited!!!

And its Friday in Australia!!

WOOT!!


I think I'm quite ready for another adventure!

Tolkien was a Capricorn!


Alassëa Eruvande
Valinor


Apr 25 2008, 3:21am

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*spins around in chair*

Happy-Happy-Joy-Joy-Joy!

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ShadoFaxs
Rivendell

Apr 25 2008, 3:27am

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Oh Happy Day!!HeartHeartHeartHeartHeartHeart

Absolutely worth the wait - darnit, couldn't get back to post til now.

This is the best of all possible worlds for The Hobbit as far as I'm concerned. Dreams do come true - have faith everyone. This will be a great ride - and yes, you CAN go home again! It feels just like...1999 Wink


stormcrow20
Gondor


Apr 25 2008, 4:03am

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WOW! All right! Woohoo!!

It's gonna happen.....it's gonna happen...Eeek!!

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'Take this ring, master,' he said, 'for your labours will be heavy; but it will support you in the weariness you have taken upon yourself. For this is the Ring of Fire, and with it you may rekindle hearts in a world that grows chill.'


stormcrow20
Gondor


Apr 25 2008, 4:08am

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White Council please, Mr. Del Toro, Mr. Jackson and co.!!!

Ian McKellen, Chris Lee, Cate Blanchett, Hugo Weaving all in one scene together! What a powerful group of actors! And Radagast! Please!!

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Círdan saw further and deeper than any other in Middle-earth, and he welcomed Mithrandir at the Grey Havens, knowing whence he came and whither he would return.
'Take this ring, master,' he said, 'for your labours will be heavy; but it will support you in the weariness you have taken upon yourself. For this is the Ring of Fire, and with it you may rekindle hearts in a world that grows chill.'


Denethond Half-Elven
Registered User

Apr 25 2008, 4:25am

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www.yahoo.com posted the same story of del Toro officially taking the helm for The Hobbit movies, at this link:

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080425/ap_en_mo/film_hobbit_del_toro

The VERY INTERESTING thing is the blurb at the bottom of the article, where it states:

Please note that this version DELETES INCORRECT reference to second movie spanning time between "Hobbit" and "Rings"; New Line now says movies are based on book only.

So, does that imply that it will be part 1 and part 2 of The Hobbit from the book?? To me, that's great news, as it will mean there's little chance they'll leave anything out (at least anything important) in the making of the film, as they might to make the first one cover all of The Hobbit in just 3 hours (or less).

I haven't seen this mentioned elsewhere yet. Mayhaps some TORn spies can double check this with "the powers that be"??

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Denethond Half-elven
of Heren Istarion (North-East Tolkien Society)


Eowyn of Penns Woods
Valinor


Apr 25 2008, 4:33am

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Read a bit much Anne of Green Gables stuff, growin' up? ;)

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Voorhas
Lorien


Apr 25 2008, 4:43am

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This news turns an otherwise ehhh day around completely...the best news I've heard in a long, long time.

What fun. I can hardly wait to see what this dream team have in store!

"They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." -- E.A. Poe


Elven
Valinor


Apr 25 2008, 4:44am

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Cant wait to hear some offical blurb on that one!!

Thanks for the link too Wink


Were off to Hobbiton finally!

Tolkien was a Capricorn!!
Russell Crowe for Beorn!!



Kimi
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Apr 25 2008, 4:51am

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Apr 25 2008, 4:57am

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Speaking of Guillermo del Toro, "He will helm the two films back to back – telling the story of “The Hobbit,” and its sequel, which will deal with the 60-year period between “The Hobbit” and “The Fellowship of the Ring,” the first of the “Lord of the Rings” trilogy."

I think Yahoo got yahooed.

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Elven
Valinor


Apr 25 2008, 5:06am

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Actually, I cant wait to find out what it will be called!
You know I hate it being called a 'bridge' movie - drives me crazy Crazy Laugh
Thanks Mr Cere.


Were off to Hobbiton finally!

Tolkien was a Capricorn!!
Russell Crowe for Beorn!!



Peredhil lover
Valinor

Apr 25 2008, 5:37am

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YAY! FINALLY!!! [In reply to] Can't Post

SmileSmileSmile *dances happily around* SmileSmileSmile

Of course it had to be posted just when I had finally given up and gone to bed, so I found the announcement today morning at work. How am I supposed to be concentrating on my work now? Crazy

*is off to read more - and to the hell with work!*

I do not suffer from LotR obsession - I enjoy every minute of it.


Peredhil lover
Valinor

Apr 25 2008, 5:40am

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You could be right! Poor GDT, I hope he has at least an idea what an immense amount of work he has to manage now!

Oh well, he has a huge team who got through this already, so he should be warned Wink

I do not suffer from LotR obsession - I enjoy every minute of it.


Elven
Valinor


Apr 25 2008, 5:40am

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Were off to Hobbiton finally!

Tolkien was a Capricorn!!
Russell Crowe for Beorn!!



Daughter of Nienna
Grey Havens


Apr 25 2008, 6:15am

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DoN
for short Smile




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ArathornJax
Lorien


Apr 25 2008, 6:23am

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Oh, please continue to have Sting shine, but let Glamdring and Orcist shine the blue light near goblins as well!

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luinfalathiel
Lorien


Apr 25 2008, 6:39am

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Having missed all the excitement of the speculation first time around, before LOTR came out, I look forward to many hearty (and heated!) discussions as The Hobbit movie news progresses!

*rubs hands with glee*

My students will have no idea why I'm so chuffed today. They all know LOTR because of the movies, but none of them have a clue about The Hobbit. I don't even know if there's a Korean translation of it or LOTR available!! I should assign it as a book report, hah! :D

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Daughter of Nienna
Grey Havens


Apr 25 2008, 6:43am

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I am off the map excited!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

jumping up and down, spinning, emailing friends.... even the ones that don't care so much about LotR but care about me... care wha tmakes me happy.... Thye will perobably just shake ther heads and roll their eyes,... but who cares... Oh, What a Happy Day!!!!!!!

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onefan
Registered User

Apr 25 2008, 7:50am

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YES! Let the party begin........

.....so what was the answer to his riddle???


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magnucifer
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Apr 25 2008, 8:12am

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I have to admit.
I wasn't thrilled, (at all), back in the day when his name was first mentioned. But during this journey, I found myself liking the man, and his movies, more and more.
It has now reached a point, for me, where he's as much part of the "family" as PJ.
So welcome Maestro, and take us home...

-Magnus


Starling
Half-elven


Apr 25 2008, 8:26am

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Ha! [In reply to] Can't Post

Remember how PJ said something like, "No-one had ever shot 3 movies back to back like this before - and now I know why."

Maybe 2 won't be quite so bad Wink


Nazguy
Bree


Apr 25 2008, 9:23am

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Woohoooooo!!!!

OMG I just know he's going to do an amazing job.

Only four years of intense waiting, speculation, gossip, anticipation and general awesome Hobbit-related stuff!! Smile


grammaboodawg
Immortal


Apr 25 2008, 11:07am

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And I love how Hobbity GDT looks :) Peter has worked so long and hard for this. I'm delighted that his dedication and fortitude has paid off. *bows to the master*



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Grey Havens


Apr 25 2008, 1:42pm

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"Del Toro will move to New Zealand for the next four years to work with Jackson and his Wingnut and WETA production teams. He will helm the two films back to back – telling the story of “The Hobbit,” and its sequel, which will deal with the 60-year period between 'The Hobbit' and 'The Fellowship of the Ring,' the first of the 'Lord of the Rings' trilogy." (Full text here.)




grammaboodawg
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Apr 25 2008, 2:17pm

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Jazmine
Tol Eressea


Apr 25 2008, 3:57pm

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I'm so glad they've given us a definite answer! It's been a LONG time coming! WOOHOOOOO!


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Dreamdeer
Valinor


Apr 25 2008, 4:32pm

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Trees [In reply to] Can't Post

Your perceptions of trees are accurate, Sunflower. Never stifle them. Never deny them. Keep right on doing what you do.

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Nerwen Altáriel
Registered User

Apr 25 2008, 7:08pm

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I can't believe it's true!!! this is the best day of the year so far!!!

after all the rumors, all the problems ... here we are again .. with new hopes for the following years!!

i think this is a dream and i'm going to awake Tongue this is too perfect to be true!!


mae govannen
Tol Eressea

Apr 26 2008, 12:36am

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Well, these looong years praying for this to happen, have not been in vain !...Laugh

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Sunflower
Valinor

Apr 26 2008, 1:15am

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Rivendell


Apr 26 2008, 1:38am

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7 blockbusters [In reply to] Can't Post

in the fan base of one. Jackson no doubt paved the way for HP; in production efficiency anyhow. Now HP has done it's part by proving the power of "outright fantasy" in theaters. Unless THE HOBBIT and THE HOBBIT RETURNS bomb to the core of Middle Earth, we can bet our hairy feet we'll see the rest of Tolkien translated to the silver screen. But is that a bad thing?


ElanorTX
Grey Havens


Apr 28 2008, 5:14am

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호비트 (Korean Hobbit) [In reply to] Can't Post

from the Han Books website:







The Hobbit

by John Ronald Reuel Tolkien, Miae Lee (translation); publisher: Ssiasul Ppurinun Saram

8956371075List: US$16.79Sale: US$14.27
The Hobbit (Comic Book Adaptation)

by John Ronald Reuel Tolkien, David Wenzel (illustration), Charles Dixon (adapter)
Publisher: B&B

8955240651List: US$16.61Sale: US$14.11
Hobbit (2-Volume Set)

by J.R.R. Tolkien; Trans by Kim, Seokhee
Publisher: Sigong Junior

8952705130List: US$22.64Sale: US$19.25


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ringbearer9
Lorien


May 2 2008, 12:36am

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Best news I've heard in a long while!!!!

 
 

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