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PJ 'may direct The Hobbit'



News from Bree
spymaster@theonering.net

May 31 2010, 4:07pm


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PJ 'may direct The Hobbit'

Sir Peter Jackson says he will step into the breach and direct The Hobbit himself if it becomes the only way to ensure the US$150 million (NZ$219m) film is made after the sudden departure of director Guillermo del Toro. Read more


BlueMan
Rivendell


May 31 2010, 10:26pm


Views: 1568
He seems to pick his words very carefully ...

Why does he say he will take over to protect the financial properties of Warner?

1. he does not seem to want to inspire too much hope on the side of fans that it will be him.

2. he does not believe it will be him because they already got a couple of exciting directors to hire for the job

3. he really does not want to do it for all the reasons he has said at so many occasions (not to compete with himself, would rather seek new challenges, is bound by contracts etc. etc.)

Slashfilm noticed this, too:

http://www.slashfilm.com/2010/05/31/peter-jackson-would-direct-the-hobbit-if-necessary-may-not-be-able-to-do-so/

Raptos a diis homines dici ...


Kangi Ska
Half-elven


May 31 2010, 10:49pm


Views: 1477
PJ is reassuring his financial backers.

He really does not want the money to get nervous at this point. They could assume control which would be very bad for the project.

Kangi Ska

At night one cannot tell if crows are black or white.

What can I say...



BlueMan
Rivendell


May 31 2010, 11:08pm


Views: 1379
absolutely, that's it!

I just wanted to see in which directions I would take the implication that he might be directing ... and I realized ... I do not believe he really wants to.

Raptos a diis homines dici ...


CINE
Bree


Jun 1 2010, 12:01am


Views: 1351
Re: He seems to pick his words very carefully

I think he's wearing his Producer hat -- being the spokesperson for the production he's being canny in his comments at the moment. He likely doesn't want to say something that could be taken and run with as definite in the media. And he wants to give a good impression that they are doing due diligence in finding a replacement helmer regardless of whether it's him or somebody else.

My read with him dropping the hint so soon is he does indeed want to accept the directing mantle, but a lot of behind-the-scenes things have to fall into place for it to become a reality.

Am I imagining this, or didn't he mention in an interview around the first of the year that he was having pangs for the director's job as they got deeper into the screenwriting; and was second-guessing somewhat his decision to Produce only? That could perhaps serve as a clue to his true motivation at the moment...

At any rate, I'm keeping my fingers crossed for PJ, and I think some exciting developments will be announced sooner rather than later.


TonyStarks
The Shire

Jun 1 2010, 12:09am


Views: 1360
If not PJ or GDT

If not PJ
What about Neil Blomkamp?


ceti
The Shire


Jun 1 2010, 12:39am


Views: 1286
God's listening to me!

Definitely!
Welcome, PJ. You're the man!


Pipe Dream
Gondor


Jun 1 2010, 1:01am


Views: 1251
Your probably right...

...and also giving us fans a tiny weenie glint of hope that he might direct is pretty sneaky. It makes the most sense. He's already involved. I dunno, I seriously doubt it'll happen...but a part of me feels giddy that there is at least a chance. Plus GDT would still be offering input as a writer. What a terrible mess. I hope we get our Hobbit movies some year soon.


Ruijor
Rohan


Jun 1 2010, 1:04am


Views: 1407
Peter Jackson assuming the director´s chair

Nan aear ar in elin!

Goooooooooooooooooooooo PJ! Cool

Honestly, he is Middle Earth´s best chance; he´s inside every step of the project so far so that would minimize the damage and prevent a time consuming new director who would have to start from scratch therefore delaying it more for us ringers...


filmfreak3000
The Shire

Jun 1 2010, 2:40am


Views: 1210
CINE

You're not imagining that. I've seen a few interviews in the last 6 to 8 months than echo that. Wish I had a exact quote offhand.

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Patty
Immortal


Jun 1 2010, 2:43am


Views: 1313
Ha! He knows the ring (Middle-earth) is his burden, and he must carry it...

and considering how many years he's been in Middle-earth, I guess you could say the quest has claimed his life.

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Oiotári
Tol Eressea


Jun 1 2010, 3:03am


Views: 1200
well, I haven't read all of the interviews

but other people seem to agree with you

and your post (or one of the posts in this thread) got me thinking (or rather, thinking again) that it would be better for the director to come from someone who is already involved in the project, rather than someone from outside of it. PJ certainly fits that bill, and I would gladly have him as director, but I'd also welcome another take on Middle Earth.

It seems that I am now ready to discuss possible new directors, I've apparently gotten my emotions together concerning the news


Faithless is he who says farewell when the road darkens


Buchanicus
Lorien


Jun 1 2010, 3:38am


Views: 1204
Could work.


In Reply To
If not PJ
What about Neil Blomkamp?



I think this would be an interesting choice. After all, he was originally given the Halo movie, before he was even somewhat "proven".

TORn member formally known as ryan1976.


Buchanicus
Lorien


Jun 1 2010, 3:42am


Views: 1215
Jackson.

I think this is the most obvious and ideal solution. It's the only thing that will soften the blow of GdT leaving. I really wanted to see The Hobbit done by del Toro, but I equally would like to see PJ return to Middle-earth.

TORn member formally known as ryan1976.


Oiotári
Tol Eressea


Jun 1 2010, 3:44am


Views: 1183
maybe ideal for us fans (or many of us at least)

but we don't know everything, or even most, of what's going on over on their side of things


Faithless is he who says farewell when the road darkens


Eruwestial37
Rohan

Jun 1 2010, 4:56am


Views: 1256
I trust Peter

I believe he will act in the best interest of The Hobbit, whether that means directing it himself or enabling someone else to do a stellar job.
Personally, I hope he directs it, but I am open to someone else if that what seems best to him and the other writers.


dormouse
Half-elven

Jun 1 2010, 7:47am


Views: 1174
I really hope he does....

....because right now, it seems the only outcome that would make sense of the situation:

First, because he is a part of the project already and so intimately tied to the larger project of bringing Tolkien's work to film that it's hard to imagine it going ahead without his input.

Second, because there is still no greenlight and it seems unlikely that any good director would want or be able to take on a film with so much uncertainty around it. It's an open-ended commitment to live in New Zealand for... how long, and wait?

But the biggest difficulty to my mind is the creative one. Would any director of the kind of calibre 'The Hobbit' needs be willing to step into a project which has been about two years in extended pre-production, and with most of the creative decisions already made? We're told that the characters and costumes are designed already, that various sequences of film have been planned - even the scripts have been written (with another director - two if you count PJ - involved in the writing process). I doubt that anyone would be in favour of them tearing all that up and starting again, but it means that whoever directs will have to go along with someone else's already highly-developed vision of the story - and do it with the sense that he is 'second choice'. That's an awful lot for a creative person to take on. I think it's too late for an outsider to become involved.


Kangi Ska
Half-elven


Jun 1 2010, 8:38am


Views: 1158
PJ both loves and loaths the project (In my not so humble opinion)

He wants to move on but it seems that he was meant to direct the Hobbit. We will see.

A week ago we were all sitting around wishing something would happen. As my Grandmother often said: "Be careful what you wish for! You might just get it."

Kangi Ska

At night one cannot tell if crows are black or white.





lurtz2010
Rohan

Jun 1 2010, 8:58am


Views: 1103
yeah

Well if it can't be GDT then it has to be PJ right?

Those two have been working on this together for years now, they can't just bring in another director who doesn't know what's going on and probably won't understand the Tolkien art like PJ and GDT do.

I pray PJ ends up taking it on but I'm just worried he will feel like he's only doing it because he HAS to. I really hope he starts feeling the love if he hasn't already and actually WANTS to direct it.

I feel very sad for GDT though, I'm just glad he didn't leave the project completely and will still be co-writing.
This movie will still pretty much have the same 'feel' it would've had if GDT had directed it anyway though right? They're still going to use all the stuff he has come up with so far.


Kangi Ska
Half-elven


Jun 1 2010, 9:08am


Views: 1117
The only problem with Neil Blomkamp

is that he is a relatively inexperienced director and this is a really big project. As is often the case; money may do the talking. Peter may be leveraged back into the director's seat by the studios who would see him as insurance. I do not see this as good or bad, That depends on how PJ feels about directing these films. If he has decided he wants to direct them and he can clear his schedule to do so then no other director is better qualified.

Kangi Ska

At night one cannot tell if crows are black or white.





Vangalad
Lorien


Jun 1 2010, 9:14am


Views: 1090
You are right,

It's gonna be difficult to find a renowned director who will be willing to follow someone else's already established work. GDT was familiar with fantasy and Tolkien,so whoever steps in should have the same high standards and i believe PJ and his team will search for someone close to their environment worthy to carry on.
Now concerning PJ, it seems that he is willing to direct the hobbit , if nobody else is , but according to his schedule it would be really difficult.So if he had to direct he should first finish his other projects and that means delay.
I think after GDT, PJ would be the most appropriate person to deliver the hobbit but unfortunately the priority now seems to be the finding of a new director.


Kyriel
Forum Admin / Moderator


Jun 1 2010, 9:56am


Views: 1156
Aw, don't compare him to poor Frodo! ;-(

I wouldn't want PJ to think of the LotR and Hobbit films as a life-sucking addiction. Wink Of course, I know you didn't really mean it that way, and I get what you're saying. But if we're going to use a Middle-Earth analogy, why not think of the films as Arda? Tolkien was Iluvatar, and PJ and the Weta team were the Vala who sang the world into being along with him, then came to love it so much that they went down into it to care for it eternally.

Of course, I guess that makes GdT Bombadil. Tongue


Those left standing will make millions writing books on the way it should have been. --Incubus


Kangi Ska
Half-elven


Jun 1 2010, 10:04am


Views: 1068
GdT = Bombadil

Nice analogy.

Kangi Ska

At night one cannot tell if crows are black or white.





Elven
Valinor


Jun 1 2010, 10:19am


Views: 1067
2 Directors ...

PJ and another.


I looked back through some posts from the end of 2007- beginning of 2008, when nothing much was happening. PJ had just settled out of court with Saul Zantz, New Line was still in form and independent, Sam Ramii had been mentioned, The Hobbit was speculated as being 2 films, Boyrs Kit from the Hollywood Reprter had just filed a report that said
" - Guillermo del Toro is in talks to direct back-to-back installments of J.R.R. Tolkien's "The Hobbit," which is being co-financed by New Line and MGM."
.. we were just about to receive news that Howard Shore was on board ....
and tORN took a Poll on who they thought would be the best Director for the Hobbit:


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These were the results of other suggestions to direct the Hobbit .... From the home page of TORN ... just to keep the thread moving ...)
  • Fran Walsh
    (35%, 2375 Votes)
  • Guillermo del Toro
    (34%, 2316 Votes)
  • Steven Spielberg
    (21%, 1413 Votes)
  • Sam Raimi
    (21%, 1395 Votes)
  • Alfonso Cuaron
    (19%, 1268 Votes)
  • Sean Astin
    (19%, 1250 Votes)
  • Terry Gilliam
    (9%, 636 Votes)
  • Peter Weir
    (7%, 451 Votes)
  • Robert Zemeckis
    (6%, 404 Votes)
  • Andrew Adamson
    (4%, 270 Votes)
  • Joel and Ethan Coen
    (3%, 225 Votes)
  • Michael Bay
    (3%, 205 Votes)
  • Wachowski Team
    (3%, 171 Votes)
  • Stephen Sommers
    (1%, 59 Votes)
  • Chris Weitz
    (1%, 47 Votes)
  • Bill Condon
    (0%, 23 Votes)
  • Brad Silberling
    (0%, 22 Votes)


Total Voters: 6736




.... and I look back then and also see my responses on tORN and to the speculation about the Hobbit films and GdTs involvement, and unfortunately, they turned out to be about 80% true ...
GdT wouldn't be able to make it through to the end due to complications beyond his control ....
At the time, I was so nervous about any Director not making it through the long haul - I posted this response below in Jan 2008 ... this was about if GdT was to become Director - it hadn't been announced. Since that time, there has been so many ups and downs with the film, but I really did want PJ and Fran to Co-Direct the film at first. I'd love to see PJ on board and if he couldn't do it by himself, then for GdT and PJ to do it ... if we only knew what a ride this all was going to be ... and how endeared GdT became to most of us on this project ...



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Elven Posted 28th Jan 2008
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What do you think about the report ... true or false ... or something in between?
Well, I think we may hear confirmation of a Director.... but, I have some doubts about the longevity of this particular arrangement as see it as more of a temporary placement - and just feel that within the next 8 months these arrangements will change - and they will be necessary unavoidable changes .. I think this decision (if confirmed) doesnt see him there for the duration of the process in that capacity.

Do you think it is for both movies if it be true?
I'd like to think not - but either way, my thoughts are that this wont pan out as expected anyway - so for two movies - no.

What do you think about Del Toro Directing The Hobbit?
My preference is a Jackson/Walsh colaboration - hands down.

and my reason for that is I feel Del Toro will have Too many creative ideas with no where to place or to put them ...Very scattered energies and fractured ideas that dont mesh ... a budget blow-out with the ideas and problems associated with them ...
This (Directing) arrangement may loose its perspective ... less is sometimes more .... not the biggest is the betterest ... the focus gets lost ...

Do you think there is a chance or change - that Peter will direct the Hobbit or the other film?
Yes, I think there will be a change - and unexpected change at that - almost Peter taking the reins by default - though that wouldn't be a bad move closer to the movies becoming a reality, even if they have started filming ... I think it woulld even start with the script ... but Peter steps in to save the day ... we all love a hero who can do that, and he is capable and in the position presently to do that ... but not just yet. I dont think things will go as planned if Del Toro is confirmed as Director.




so right at this moment I see the opportunity come to light ...
by default, Take the Rein Sir PJ - Direct the Hobbitsis for us - please!.

Elven


macfalk
Valinor


Jun 1 2010, 10:46am


Views: 1078
The directors I'd "live" with

Any of these would be nice:


1.Peter Jackson
2.Fran Walsh
3.Afonso Cuaron



Please not Sam Raimi. Spiderman 3 was horrible.


dormouse
Half-elven

Jun 1 2010, 11:32am


Views: 573
Crumbs

I've no idea how likely it is to happen, but I think the suggestion of Peter Jackson and Fran Walsh co-directing is a brilliant one, not in a 'best-of-a-bad-job' sense but as a real, positive choice.


Oiotári
Tol Eressea


Jun 1 2010, 2:40pm


Views: 517
your last comment is so true

and I definitely do wonder if that is what PJ is thinking


Faithless is he who says farewell when the road darkens


Patty
Immortal


Jun 1 2010, 4:04pm


Views: 529
Excellent, Kyriel. And more appropriate.

I sometimes think his reluctance to do The Hobbit stems from an insecurity that he wouldn't come up to the high standard he achieved with LotR. I truly hope that's not true (of course I base it on no knowledge at all--I don't know him, and maybe he wouldn't have that thought) and that he would be comfortable and happy directing it. It's hard to live anywhere but in the moment, however these films, combined with LotR will live forever in a very positive way. I hope he decides he wants to complete the journey.

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PettyMim
Rivendell


Jun 1 2010, 4:15pm


Views: 559
If PJ does step in then this project may actually progress but...

My fear is that a new director would take considerable time to settle into the project and would analyse the history of the project from day one onwards, filtering through everything with a fine-tooth comb. Realistically he/she would probably want take ownership of the role and change things which GDT has already sorted out over the last 2 years and maybe even take tings in a new direction! Therefore good luck to Sir Jackson on finding a replacement that is as capable as GDT and hopefully doesn't have a big enough ego to cause even more delays (James Cameron definately out then!) I really want to see TH part 1 before Hellboy 4 is released!!!!!


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Pipe Dream
Gondor


Jun 1 2010, 5:03pm


Views: 487
My fear as well...

Who ever steps in will make the project their own. That could mean starting from stratch more or less. Unless PJ saves the day. At least they will most likely shoot with multiple units now. Possibly saving time.


Gandalf'sMother
Rohan

Jun 1 2010, 5:31pm


Views: 501
I really hope he doesn't

No disrespect to PJ, but we really need to see a new vision of Middle Earth. PJ has given us nine hours and more of how he interprets this world and these stories - and it tends to lean heavily towards melodrama and mawkishness (though there are glimpses of truly powerful beauty).

I will remain a broken record and say: Alfonso. Alfonso. Alfonso.


PettyMim
Rivendell


Jun 1 2010, 5:50pm


Views: 494
3D or not 3D That is the question

Indeed, and will the replacement be for or against 3D? From what GDT had said regarding a 3D Hobbit I got the feeling he wasn't keen (nor PJ for that matter)- but I would be willing to bet that the studio bosses would prefer it. Now that GDT is out of the picture (no pun intended) I would not be at all surprised to see another wave of pressure to reshape the movie for 3D - and the selection of a director that can / will facilitate that. In other words even more potential for delays. I'm finding optimism hard to come by these days!


Garlic Bread?!


Kangi Ska
Half-elven


Jun 1 2010, 6:20pm


Views: 480
That matter was settled

Short of rewriting script, redoing animatics and throwing away 2 years of preproduction, it will not happen.

They may convert but it will be shot on film.

Kangi Ska

At night one cannot tell if crows are black or white.





Kangi Ska
Half-elven


Jun 1 2010, 6:29pm


Views: 452
I do not know

but Peter would probably get upset if you moved in.Angelic

Kangi Ska

At night one cannot tell if crows are black or white.





Goldberry of the river
Lorien


Jun 1 2010, 6:46pm


Views: 446
Wow, what huge news to return to!

I was without the internet for ten days and this is the story that hit me when I logged on to FB! What a shock. I was sooo excited when I heard GDT was going to direct. I thought his departure may throw the whole project into uncertainty but now upon hearing Sir PJ may direct instead...well it would be a dream come true. I'm trying not to get excited because it seems very up-in-the-air at the moment.

Brian Blessed for Thorin!


Mark Sommer
Rivendell


Jun 1 2010, 9:22pm


Views: 483
How about Fran Walsh?

PJ has the perfect director already in NZ. His wife Fran was a Second Unit Director for The Return of the King, and did a splendid job. For more on this idea, see the link below:

Jackson willing to direct Hobbit, but what about Fran Walsh?

Mark Sommer
Hollywood Jesus The Hobbit Whole
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CINE
Bree


Jun 1 2010, 10:01pm


Views: 471
RE: Fran Walsh

YES!

Do yourselves a favor, everyone, and go listen to the Director's/Writing Team commentaries on the LOTR Extended Editions. Fran Walsh is the brains of the outfit (no disrespect to her other half -- Pete Cool).

Walsh would be a visionary choice in this reporter's humble opinion.


(This post was edited by Ataahua on Jun 2 2010, 12:24am)


grammaboodawg
Immortal


Jun 2 2010, 12:36am


Views: 436
Fran would be wonderful

as a director for The Hobbit. Each of her scenes in LotR are wonderful. There were a LOT of people who had their hands in directing. They could also call in some of the other LotR-established directors (not including technical/digital directors):


John Mahaffie
Geoff Murphy
Guy Norris
Rick Porras
Barrie Osborne
BIG TIME Fran Walsh

and bring in Andrew Lesnie.

Peter wouldn't be tied to this exclusively. There are so many others from the LotR crews that know how to do this. They've already fought most of the big battles on HOW to do Middle-earth; so the train may not be rumbling up behind them as they lay down the tracks this time :)

PLUS GdT has already done so much work on this. His creativity and planning with them certainly must have addressed a lot of the work that needs to be done.

Peter's a master of adapting to challenges of every magnitude. I trust him to do the right thing here... but I really hope it's to turn to Fran's talent and artistic eye.


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weaver
Half-elven

Jun 2 2010, 1:13am


Views: 446
Way back when....

...before there was GDT and we were speculating, a few of us here were in the Fran Walsh camp..I would love to see what she could do with the Hobbit, or another film, if she were put in the director's chair.

Weaver

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Voronwë_the_Faithful
Valinor

Jun 2 2010, 1:28am


Views: 435
There is a big difference

between directing a few scenes as a second-unit director, and being in charge of the whole project. I'm not saying I don't think that Fran could do it, but I'm not sure that she would even be interested in doing it. Nothing that I have seen suggests that she has ever indicated a desire to direct any film, let alone The Hobbit.

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Kangi Ska
Half-elven


Jun 2 2010, 1:42am


Views: 446
This is exactly what I was thinking.

Also there is the question of the studios handing the Ginormous bag of cash over to a director who never shot a whole movie.

This is not saying she could not do it. I do not know and I think that the only person likely to know would be Peter.

Kangi Ska

At night one cannot tell if crows are black or white.





weaver
Half-elven

Jun 2 2010, 2:00am


Views: 423
it was more wishful thinking than anything else...

I agree with you actually...but I really would love to see her come out of the shadows more, though I know she prefers it there.

I liked her work on the Smeagol/Deagol scene, though, and that kind of storybook scene turned into something deeper/bigger, with some action thrown in, seemed right to me for the Hobbit. But whether or not she could or wants to do it is of course another question.

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Oiotári
Tol Eressea


Jun 2 2010, 2:15am


Views: 407
I'm with you on the wishful thinking

but you never know, stranger things have happened

plus she seems to fit the "already involved in the project, so unlikely to tear everything up" bill

I would very much like to see her as director


Faithless is he who says farewell when the road darkens


duats
Grey Havens

Jun 2 2010, 2:23am


Views: 395
My two cents

And quite honestly, Jackson's latest comments rub me the wrong way. Don't get me wrong. I'm glad to see he is fully committed to ensuring that these films are the best they can be. But stepping in "to protect WB's assets" doesn't make me feel any less skeptical. I'd want Jackson to direct the films because he WANTS to, not because he HAS to.


Gandalf'sMother
Rohan

Jun 2 2010, 5:19am


Views: 398
Such a collaboration

Would start with an eye towards producing a horse, but would most surely produce a camel...


Elven
Valinor


Jun 2 2010, 8:24am


Views: 449
No ....

They need to produce a Dragon Cool

Peter and Fran have worked together always - they are the right and left hands of a great collaboration - I trust them.


PettyMim
Rivendell


Jun 2 2010, 2:25pm


Views: 379
Settled? like a March 2010 start and having GDT as director?

The project is now wide open in my opinion while a new Director is found and settles in. The studio are bound to use this delay to try and arrange for the film to be shot in 3D - for them it is all about money and their reality will be that a 3D Hobbit = more cash than 2D Hobbit.


Garlic Bread?!


Kangi Ska
Half-elven


Jun 2 2010, 4:03pm


Views: 384
The matter was settled.//

 

Kangi Ska

At night one cannot tell if crows are black or white.





R11
Lorien

Jun 2 2010, 5:57pm


Views: 344
By whom?


In Reply To

All that was said was that up to this point everything had proceeded assuming 2D production. It may well turn out that it is not done in 3D but until the studio gives a green light it means they have not agreed to anything...

What I find quite curious is what seems like an irrational bias against The Hobbit movies being done in 3D by a segment of people. Personally I will prefer being able to watch them in standard 2D, but I see no reason that they shouldn't be made in 3D to accommodate the people that would prefer them that way. I believe the bias must arise from a feeling that the movies would somehow be tainted for standard 2D viewers if in fact they were shot for 3D.

Just because a lot of the 3D fare so far has been done to overemphasize the medium does not mean it necessarily has to be that way. Avatar is a prime example of the opposite approach, shot in such a way to allow the effect to be organic, natural, seamless and unobtrusive . I watched Avatar in 3D in the theater and more recently on a large panel via Blu-ray at home, and the movie looked/felt completely natural in the standard 2D format. And to my extremely critical eyes, from a picture quality standpoint it exhibited top of the line clarity, color etc.

The argument for 3D conversion instead presents additional issues in that it arguably produces subpar 3D results. I just don't understand the apparent fear it would somehow ruin the films, given a director who does not abuse the capability/effect.



ron


Kangi Ska
Half-elven


Jun 2 2010, 7:53pm


Views: 326
Just be patient.

At this point no amount of advocacy will bring about any change. 3-D (if there is any prospect of its use) is in the back seat until the director is settled.

Kangi Ska

At night one cannot tell if crows are black or white.





Sylo
Registered User

Jun 2 2010, 8:02pm


Views: 363
There is only one PJ

It has to be Peter Jackson!! This tale started with him and it should end with him... It doesn't matter how many directors names you throw in the hat PJ is and the only director that can see this through the rest are just mere mortals....


Kangi Ska
Half-elven


Jun 2 2010, 8:07pm


Views: 357
I don't know about that.

The fat guy that directed the three Lord of the Rings movies was replaced. They been passin' off some skinny dude without glasses and half the sense of humor.

Kangi Ska

At night one cannot tell if crows are black or white.





Sylo
Registered User

Jun 2 2010, 8:10pm


Views: 365
This is true

If PJ directs another two movies there will be nothing left of him in the end...


Oiotári
Tol Eressea


Jun 2 2010, 8:27pm


Views: 352
gollum gollum //

 


Faithless is he who says farewell when the road darkens


Eowyn of Penns Woods
Valinor


Jun 3 2010, 1:03am


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No. This tale started with J.R.R. Tolkien, and he's the only non-mortal really involved in the telling. ;) //



(This post was edited by Eowyn of Penns Woods on Jun 3 2010, 1:05am)


Oiotári
Tol Eressea


Jun 3 2010, 4:08am


Views: 333
what about gramma? ;) //

 


Faithless is he who says farewell when the road darkens


Eowyn of Penns Woods
Valinor


Jun 3 2010, 4:11am


Views: 335
You think she could keep it secret if she were involved in the telling of the tale?! //



Oiotári
Tol Eressea


Jun 3 2010, 4:17am


Views: 334
we're all involved in the telling of the tale

there has to be someone to hear it, right?


Faithless is he who says farewell when the road darkens


Patty
Immortal


Jun 3 2010, 3:54pm


Views: 319
Yes. We are all involved in the telling of this tale.

So I hope they do the fan credit thing again with The Hobbit. I would feel the need to sign my name again.

Permanent address: Into the West

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Eowyn of Penns Woods
Valinor


Jun 4 2010, 4:58am


Views: 325
Kindly leave me out of all such calculations. I'll show myself out, thanks. //



duats
Grey Havens

Jun 4 2010, 7:33am


Views: 351
As I said before

I would only want Jackson directing these films if he legitimately wanted to, and if he is able to get some wiggle room with his other commitments (second Tintin movie). As touching of a sentiment as it would be, I don't want him to direct them just because of some sense of obligation to the fans in light of GDT's departure. I also don't want him to direct these films simply in order to "protect WB's assets." The reason why LoTR is such an endearing trilogy is because it was a labor of love. Say what you will about those movies, but they were a product of dedication and passion by everyone involved.

I don't want Jackson to feel like he HAS to make these movies, for whatever reason. But if he can get to a place where he says, "You know what? I really want to make these movies," then I'd be on board.

It's funny, though. Jackson, for me, would be the safe choice. He is not my first choice, but I have absolutely no idea who I would get to direct now that GDT is gone. It's like I keep telling myself, "I'd be fine with Jackson, but I'd really rather have.....uhh..."

End rant.


durfalas
Bree


Jun 6 2010, 12:21pm


Views: 275
totally disagree!!

I totally disagree. Anyway, having P Boyens and F Walsh along with PJ as a screenwriters how can you expect the final product to be significantly different from the interpretation of Middle Earth seen in LOTR? Not to underestimate the director's role

Elen sila lumenn omentilmo


durfalas
Bree


Jun 6 2010, 12:30pm


Views: 281
why not??

True! But seriously why shouldn't he direct it? Let's just forget all we know about the financial background of it and all that stuff and think logically. He made an incredibly successful film out of the LOTR, most fans loved it, earned a lot of money, even this webpage is designed around his interpretation of Middle Earth. It's like you were trying to come up with another part of The Star Wars produced by George Lucas but directed by some unknown guy. WHAT FOR?
I think they should stop this nonsense, establish that PJ is going to direct as a natural consequence of the LOTR trilogy and concentrate on having it greenlit and start pre-production asap.
And lived happily ever after :)

Elen sila lumenn omentilmo


grammaboodawg
Immortal


Jun 6 2010, 2:15pm


Views: 275
Any great leader

becomes a slave to his charge... and Peter's proven to be a great steward of Tolkien's stories. Poor guy. It looks like fate has taken him hostage again ;) I'd really love to see him or Fran or someone from the LotR days take on in co-directing. I trust Peter to make good decisions and not just grasp at straws about this... but having one more anxious period of upheaval about this Project/Quest is such a drain on enthusiasm.

We've waited for so many years with no good movement. Petitions, protests, threats and power-trips seemed to keep the hope of The Hobbit happening bouncing like a volley ball. But Peter persisted and we finally got our hope that The Hobbit would be filmed and by him and his representatives. We had GdT join the family and all was better than well. Now this. More torment because of film company legalities and business struggles. I

I believe the movies will happen. There's no way Peter would let this story die... but the torment is getting very old. And I know it's so much harder on him than us, fersher!

So much drama... and they haven't even started filming yet!

*sigh*


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I really need these new films to take me back to, and not re-introduce me to, that magical world.



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PettyMim
Rivendell


Oct 16 2010, 11:23am


Views: 182
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