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In exchange for the Riddle-



Guillermo
Rivendell

Apr 24 2008, 11:10pm


Views: 53015
In exchange for the Riddle-

I'll give you an answer-

I must say you guys solved my, perhaps, ill-conceived riddle quite fast (I'm ashamed, actually) and got the date and times right. Nevertheless, the powers of red tape extended the process for hours and days longer.

But now its all done-

I'm confirmed and signed as the HOBBIT (SES) and I hope to join your community form this day forth-

Now I''ll go and have a second breakfast to celebrate!

Yours Truly

GDT


(This post was edited by Guillermo on Apr 24 2008, 11:11pm)


One Ringer
Tol Eressea


Apr 24 2008, 11:14pm


Views: 29052
On behalf of our community . . .

I would just like to say congratulations Guillermo! We're all looking forward to these movies, and we know that you're going to do an excellent job! Good luck, and we'll be here rooting you forward! Take us there, and back again. Smile

-TD

Ash nazg durbatulûk, Ash nazg gimbatul,
Ash nazg thrakatulûk agh burzum-ishi krimpatul.

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

(This post was edited by One Ringer on Apr 24 2008, 11:17pm)


Bilbo the Rover
The Shire


Apr 24 2008, 11:15pm


Views: 28683
ENCANTADO !!!!

GUILLERMO ! HERMANO MIO !!! I am soooooo happy ! you will do a wonderful job ! I'm speechless ! which is odd for me ! Blessings and Love to you and all involved !!! Roberto~

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MsC
Bree


Apr 24 2008, 11:21pm


Views: 28440
There's no time for second breakfast!!

Go!! Get started!!! Wink We hope you enjoy your journey. We are thrilled you are involved!


MrCere
Sr. Staff


Apr 24 2008, 11:33pm


Views: 29403
The riddle of the riddle is solved! {NT}

 

I have no choice but to believe in free will.

The cake is a lie
The cake is a lie
The cake is a lie




Magpie
Immortal


Apr 24 2008, 11:33pm


Views: 26957
*claps hands*

and begs forgiveness for prompting the move of your thread from movie to off topic.

I must say there are few people who win my heart so easily. You had me at the hello you sent via Mr. Cere.



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BuckyUnderbelly
Lorien


Apr 24 2008, 11:34pm


Views: 28603
Welcome, good sir. It is truly an honor ...

... and may the hair on your toes never fall out!


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


JRandomRohirrim
Rohan


Apr 24 2008, 11:37pm


Views: 28787
Gracias!!

Pan's Labyrinth was such a wonderful movie; I can't wait to see what you do with The Hobbit!

Work hard and enjoy New Zealand!!


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vtboyarc
Lorien


Apr 24 2008, 11:41pm


Views: 27347
yay!

Welcome to Middle-earth!!!
I'm so happy that a director has been assigned to "The Hobbit" and sequel! I just watched Pan's Labyrinth, it was quite good, and I feel really good about you directing these movies!!! I also am very happy to see that Weta will be involved, seeing as that they played such a huge part in "The Lord of the Rings". Any ideas yet on actors for the role of Bilbo? Keep us posted! The fate of Middle-earth rests in your hands!!!

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


Ryan76
Registered User

Apr 24 2008, 11:44pm


Views: 27202
Greetings!

This is truly fantastic news...made my day! I look forward to next 4 years of fun, excitment and anticipation! Your resume speaks for itself!


grammaboodawg
Immortal


Apr 24 2008, 11:47pm


Views: 27489
You did it!!



It's so great to have you here... FINALLY! You're moving to NZ and beginning an AWESOME adventure! Tell Peter Thank You! Thanks for bringing you into the fold, and thanks for never giving up on the dream or giving up on us!

You hang in there! We'll be there with you all the way!

I'll open the champagne in a little while. Right now, ICE CREAM!

*warm hug*



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Compa_Mighty
Tol Eressea


Apr 24 2008, 11:49pm


Views: 27817
Welcome once again, Guillermo

We are very excited to have you on board, and even more excited that you are going to participate in this community.

Know that you have the support of many fans, and that we are eager to see what you will do with these movies.

It will be a long and interesting journey, we are glad it is you in the driver's seat. Wink


Felicidades a ti, además. Sé que será un paso realmente en tu carrera. Es un orgullo tener a un compatriota encargado de una mitología tan vasta e importante como es la de Tolkien. Sigues poniendo en alto el nombre del país. Estamos muy orgullosos, Guillermo!

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

Essay winner of the Show us your Hobbit Pride Giveway!


Kangi Ska
Half-elven


Apr 24 2008, 11:50pm


Views: 27324
In Good Hands

When it was announced that Peter would not direct the Hobbit your name came immediately to my mind (I was the first to mention you on TORN.)
I love your work and I think the Professor's story is in good hands.

Kangi Ska


burrahobbit
Rohan


Apr 24 2008, 11:51pm


Views: 27775
Fantastic!

We were all getting a bit twitchy when no news came through, so it's great to hear that it's all signed and official.

It's just past midnight here in the UK, so I reckon it's the perfect time for an early Fiesta Friday- cheers everyone! Here's to four more wonderful years of Middle Earth magic!


        
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wilsonst541
The Shire


Apr 24 2008, 11:51pm


Views: 27354
"Behold!"

"Then Iluvatar said to them: Of the theme that I have declared to you, I will now that ye make in harmony together a Great Music...ye shall show forth your powers in adorning this theme, each with his own devices, if he will. But I will sit and hearken, and be glad that through you great beauty has been wakened into song." - The Silmarillion

Welcome Mr. Del Toro, thank you Mr. Jackson and Ms. Walsh, thank you New Line and Mr. Emerich, and all blessings and good luck upon everyone involved in the telling of these beloved stories. I can't wait to see what you all accomplish.


diedye
Grey Havens


Apr 24 2008, 11:54pm


Views: 26876
Now wait a minute...

... so I DIDN'T get the riddle right?

It WAS on MONDAY, and not today, but it was delayed, so it DID turn out to be TODAY and I just won by default?



Bummer.

Miss ? Then Join Us.



KateTheHobbit
Bree


Apr 24 2008, 11:55pm


Views: 27249
Congratulations!

Congratulations, sir! We're all very honored to have you here. I've got to say, thank you so much for being so considerate of us fans. Your joining and posting here shows that you really do care for us, and I'm sure that means a lot to everyone here, including me. Enjoy that second breakfast, you've earned it! And know that you've got an army of fans and supporters here, and I'm one of 'em! Smile


bettybalin
The Shire

Apr 24 2008, 11:56pm


Views: 27277
*does Dance of Joy*

Congrats!

(psst, these people are insane, just warning you....)


diedye
Grey Havens


Apr 24 2008, 11:56pm


Views: 26336
Uh, grams... maybe you should check first to see if he's...

... lactose-intolerant?

Sly

Miss ? Then Join Us.



grammaboodawg
Immortal


Apr 24 2008, 11:56pm


Views: 27944
April 25th is the day Gandalf meets Bilbo on the porch of Bag End

beginning the tale of The Hobbit! And isn't it tomorrow in NZ? April 25th? HOW COOL!

*twitch*



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grammaboodawg
Immortal


Apr 24 2008, 11:58pm


Views: 27172
Sorry. Ice Cream's part of the deal

I figured that was one of the details holding things up. "NO INTOLERANCE OF LACTOSE PERMITTED"



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Starling
Half-elven


Apr 24 2008, 11:58pm


Views: 27593
Enjoy your second breakfast

Congratulations!
We are all looking forward to the ride.
So glad you will be driving the bus!

SmileSmileSmile


Araniel
Registered User

Apr 25 2008, 12:01am


Views: 26962
Four years of fun...

I'm sure you're looking forward to it about as much as the rest of us do! Smile
Congratulations! I'm glad you're onboard! Best wishes of luck!

And since I have the chance to say it here; Thank you for Pan's Labyrinth, I really liked it! (apart from the most violent parts, but I guess that's what the fast forward button is for...)

So, any more riddles for us?? Wink


Enjoy your second breakfast! Don't forget to have some cake!






Who'd have thought good news could come in the middle of the night?

/ Marie


MrCere
Sr. Staff


Apr 25 2008, 12:04am


Views: 27057
Now THAT is pretty cool, thanks G-Ma! {NT}

 

I have no choice but to believe in free will.

The cake is a lie
The cake is a lie
The cake is a lie




Kimi
Forum Admin / Moderator


Apr 25 2008, 12:04am


Views: 26447
Hooray! Thank you for taking this on. /

 


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Nienna
Rohan


Apr 25 2008, 12:05am


Views: 21693
Welcome to New Zealand

We look forward to your company in NZ!!
I do hope you share lots of things with us. P l e a s e stay in touch!
Congratulations and the very best of wishes for the next four years.


Dreamdeer
Valinor


Apr 25 2008, 12:15am


Views: 21854
Bless you!

May you receive many unexpected blessings along the way in the journey which you are about to undertake. May the benefits that you reap surpass anything you could have imagined at the start. May you find your life as enhanced in more-than-gold as Bilbo's was by the end of his own tale. And may you get the gold, too, of course!

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snapcotton
The Shire

Apr 25 2008, 12:19am


Views: 21522
In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit.

I am so happy to know that you will be bring those words to life.

Many, many thanks!!!


merklynn
Lorien


Apr 25 2008, 12:22am


Views: 20616
Thank you for choosing to be a part of the community!

Welcome to the board Guillermo! After a months of thinking about having you as director I've found myself unashamedly celebrating like a lunatic. I am very excited to see how you plan to depict the spiders and Smaug, and of course bringing Middle Earth back to life again for the fans. Please know that I am behind you all the way.

I'll be going to see Hellboy 2 as soon as its out.

P.S. please consider Martin Freeman for Bilbo. LOL


DiveTwin
Rohan


Apr 25 2008, 12:26am


Views: 21662
Fantastic!

Couldn't be happier to have you be the director, Guillermo. I am confident you'll have as much fun making this movie as we will enjoy just hearing about the progress towards what should be two terrific movies. That you're working closely with the original team (Peter, Fran and Phillipa), moving to New Zealand for four years and responded very honestly about your thoughts regarding these films brings great credibility to the gigantic fan base for these movies. Welcome to the wonderful world of Tolkien, Mr. Del Toro....


Quickbeam
Registered User


Apr 25 2008, 12:27am


Views: 21347
In so small an act can the hand of destiny be changed ...

Guillermo -- give 'em hell kiddo! And congrats on everything.

Thanks VERY much for coming to us to share the news!

To everyone else -- great to see you again.

I sense many exciting new things just around the corner.....

Much too hasty,
"Quickbeam"
Cliff Broadway

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ExNihilo
Registered User

Apr 25 2008, 12:28am


Views: 22714
The doorway to dreams just opened...

Welcome aboard Guillermo!

I've been crossing my fingers for it to happen ever since your name was mentioned and today comes as a relief for me and many others.

I wasn't sure about the future of "The Hobbit" when it was announced that Peter couldn't direct due to other commitments. After all, he is the man who drove the whole trilogy from initial skepticism when it was first announced (and despite my longtime admiration for his early movies, I was among the skeptics!) to just plain awe when he delivered the movies unto the world.

I never dared to confront my "dreams" about the book to the dry reality of pictures and sounds, and yet I immediately got the class of feelings that belong to dreams when I stood in front of the silver screen.

And I believe that's exactly why you fit perfectly as the director for those two new movies. While I'm not fond of all your previous movies, I always noticed how dedicated you were to your work, how every details were fleshed out and each movie had its own soul. That's something highly respectable in nowadays volatile industry, where movies become more like products than art.

Furthermore, I value "El Espinazo del diablo" and "El Laberinto del fauno" as masterpieces of their own, perfect kaleidoscopes of fairy-tales and the bleak reality of our world. I am confident you will succeed in your new quest and overcome all the difficulties that lay ahead.

All my good luck wishes to you! And if you ever come to doubt the value of your choices regarding the movies, don't forget to refer to good old Professor Tolkien and his writings for advices. Let the books guide you to the world of dreams... Most of the riddles you will have to solve in your forthcoming work, were already solved by him ! (And no, I'm not talking about that riddle game thingie in a deep dark cave ;-)

Greetings from France,

Wilfried


_V_
Lorien


Apr 25 2008, 12:31am


Views: 22629
will you have moderated Q&A?

"Nevertheless, the powers of red tape extended the process for hours and days longer."

indeed.

Will Mr. Del Toro ever have Q&A with the site?

What about stuff he's not sure about? I mean we've been analyzing this stuff for years.

by which I mean: one of the things that stands out for me is that Peter Jackson himself said in the DVD commentary "I had absolutely no idea what an Ent should look like". And he got really worried that it would be a nightmare, but then a Weta guy just jumped in and had a sketch which was EXACTLY what they ended up using in the films;

more importantly, should we do a "straw poll" of the audience asking what prequel scenes we'd like in the Appendix movie? by which I mean: I myself would like to see a few scenes showing the backstory of the Rohan characters, Theoden, Eowyn, Eomer: but some people never even think of this. Will they include backstory stuff like that?


THANK YOU, Mr. Del Toro! Elen sila lumenn, omentilvo!

And remember, in the words of Sam Gamgee's gaffer, the hardest job is the one that's not started yet!


"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"


OhioHobbit
Gondor

Apr 25 2008, 12:31am


Views: 20716
This is very exciting!

Welcome and good luck!


Alcarcalime
Tol Eressea


Apr 25 2008, 12:33am


Views: 20095
How wonderful!

Looking forward to the ride!!!!


Brass_Ring
The Shire

Apr 25 2008, 12:36am


Views: 20948
wonderful news

Congrats!!! Boy would I love to send you some great reading material. But alas, I fear it will never be.

Can't wait until Hellboy 2, it looks amazing!


Quickbeam
Registered User


Apr 25 2008, 12:37am


Views: 21197
Yes that is actually a nice serendipity

Hey Grammaboodawg, I just love your T.I.M.E. feature Cool

Much too hasty,
Quickbeam

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"I dream myself alive."


ArathornJax
Lorien


Apr 25 2008, 12:37am


Views: 20433
Welcome and go get em!

When are you moving to New Zealand?

" . . . (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.




dernwyn
Forum Admin / Moderator


Apr 25 2008, 12:38am


Views: 20706
Congratulations!

It's wonderful having you on board - both on board The Hobbit, and on these boards!

And you know that if there's ever anything this community can do to help out, just give us a post! Smile


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"It struck me last night that you might write a fearfully good romantic drama, with as much of the 'supernatural' as you cared to introduce. Have you ever thought of it?"
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Laerasëa
Tol Eressea


Apr 25 2008, 12:39am


Views: 21528
thank you thank you!!!

yay!!!!! if it's ok- *hug!!*
YES!!! I'm so happy!! I'm SO looking forward to everything coming up!!! LaughLaughLaughLaugh
thanks a whole bunch!! *yay!*


(This post was edited by Silverlode on Apr 25 2008, 2:46am)


dernwyn
Forum Admin / Moderator


Apr 25 2008, 12:40am


Views: 20663
OMG! It's a sign! //

 


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"I desired dragons with a profound desire"

"It struck me last night that you might write a fearfully good romantic drama, with as much of the 'supernatural' as you cared to introduce. Have you ever thought of it?"
-Geoffrey B. Smith, letter to JRR Tolkien, 1915


PipeSmoke
The Shire

Apr 25 2008, 12:42am


Views: 21134
Sweet

Awesome news indeed, very glad to have you direction Guillermo. I can't say I've seen a ton of your movies but, big fan of Hellboy and eagerly anticipating it's sequel. I think The Hobbit is in great hands and I can't wait to see what you guys make of it.


Finding Frodo
Tol Eressea


Apr 25 2008, 12:43am


Views: 20200
And there was much rejoicing!//

 

Where's Frodo?


hatster
Rohan


Apr 25 2008, 12:44am


Views: 20928
Oh my! do you think you can stand the madness around here?

Not sure whether to say congrats, thanks or welcome! How about all three?

I have lost the dwarves and I have lost the wizard, and I don't know where I am; and I don't want to know, if only I can get away.


Ainu Laire
Tol Eressea


Apr 25 2008, 12:46am


Views: 19700
Congratulations!

Big congratulations, Mr. Del Toro. I cannot wait to see what you do with the film(s?) :)

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grammaboodawg
Immortal


Apr 25 2008, 12:51am


Views: 20742
*GASP!* OMG!!!!

*flying-tackle hug* NOW I'm in full hyperventilation! OMG! I'm SO HAPPY TO SEE YOU!

You have been on my mind SO MUCH as all of this has been going on! It just wouldn't be the same without you here :D

Now I'm sated. You have been missed :D

HI!!!!!

I want a full report on your spin of ALL OF THIS!

*runs to greenbooks!*

HI!!!!!!!! :D



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Kyriel
Forum Admin / Moderator


Apr 25 2008, 12:52am


Views: 20890
*throws confetti, blows horn, shoots off fireworks*

Hooray! I am absolutely delighted to have you at the helm of The Hobbit. I can't wait to see what you do with the story. Thanks so very much for sharing your news personally with our humble little community! Smile

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


entmaiden
Forum Admin / Moderator


Apr 25 2008, 12:56am


Views: 21778
Congratulations, sir!

All the best of luck to you and the entire team! I'm sure you know how excited we all are. No pressure, though Wink.

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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_V_
Lorien


Apr 25 2008, 12:58am


Views: 20982
Then ice cream and strawberries WE SHALL HAVE!!!

I CAN"T WAIT FOR THE ACTION FIGURE LINE TO BE RESTARTED!!!

"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"


StillCrazy
Bree


Apr 25 2008, 1:00am


Views: 22135
YES!

Congratulations GDT!
So glad this is being done!
This made my day!

Travelin' Fool


Altaira
Superuser / Moderator


Apr 25 2008, 1:01am


Views: 23040
*pops corks* This calls for an early Fiesta erm... Thursday

A long-standing custom on our Off-topic Board is to gather at around noon EST for "Fiesta Friday" where we chat and catch up and celebrate the good things that have happened in each others' lives. Tomorrow, we'll dedicate Fiesta to you, Guillermo! Laugh Congratulations!!!! Enjoy that second breakfast... you deserve it!!


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Rivendweller
Lorien


Apr 25 2008, 1:05am


Views: 22588
Welcome !! Well done !

Yes,yes...well done indeed !! Thank you for the riddle, your determination to make this film come to life and for taking the time to join our community. I look forward to enjoying the years ahead !

* tries to think of something clever and witty to say * *fails *

Oh, welcome aboard !!

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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Formerly A'amel from days gone by.


grammaboodawg
Immortal


Apr 25 2008, 1:08am


Views: 21697
I've already got the Bilbo action figure



A force to contend with, fersher!



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_V_
Lorien


Apr 25 2008, 1:14am


Views: 21530
I have all but two

I didn't get the limited release Peter Jackson Hobbit figure


and I don't have the Mouth of Sauron because he wasn't sold separately....and I wasn't going to buy 4 figures I didn't need


I've got like 75 of these (don't panic: 5 years worth of birthday and christmas presents, like 3 for birthdays, 5 for christmasses)

oh I don't have each alternate version of "Legolas...with knives!" "Legloas....with skateboard!" "council Legolas!" etc. and alternate hobbits (ugh) I've got the Coronation set and Armored Merry, Armored Pippin, etc.

(I don't have "every one ever made") but I do have "every character they ever made a figure out of"if you follow me; this includes Hama and Gamling)

I even used as stuffed elephant for my Mumak Commander to ride on (I should load a picture one of these days, but the shelf I have them on is a total mess)

But now we'll look forward to: Thorin & Co, Misty Mountain Orcs and Great Goblin, **Wargs again, ***Great Eagles and Gwaihir figure? Beorn?! In giant man AND Bear forms? Thranduil? Great Spiders of Mirkwood? Bard? Dain? Smaug?

****Plus, they might actually finish the action figures they had IN PLANNING for the LOTR line before the pulled them; such as Rosie Cotton and Quickbeam.

"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"


Morrowdim
Rivendell

Apr 25 2008, 1:16am


Views: 21237
Thank you!

Thank you for involving us in your riddle and your announcement. It is good to know that this project is in the hands of someone who understands how important it is to the fans. Smile


JJ Moon
The Shire

Apr 25 2008, 1:19am


Views: 22506
Looking forward to 2011 and 2012!!!

Thank you for taking the arduous task of helming of the live action version of this sacred text. Your work is incredible, and I know the results will be outstanding!

A special thank you for taking the time to post your announcement and welcome to our community!

Now please settle the debate...what was the intended answer to the riddle?


Mar
Gondor


Apr 25 2008, 1:20am


Views: 22211
What a trip is all I can say. //

 

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


Urambo Tauro
Rivendell


Apr 25 2008, 1:21am


Views: 20599
Congratulations!

Welcome, and congratulations!


Grey Pilgrim
Registered User

Apr 25 2008, 1:24am


Views: 20959
A Great Director is Never Late, or Early....

HE ARRIVES PRECISELY WHEN HE MEANS TO!

You have my Sword, and my Axe, and My Bow, and My Pipe and My Pint, and My prayers Dear Guillermo; I know that our movie (your movie) will be "a night to remember." Congratulations to you old friend....

Now off to conjure some spells to cast Ron Pearlman as Beorn, although something tells me that I might not need to make too strong an incantation? Wink


Smeagirl/Girllum
Gondor


Apr 25 2008, 1:25am


Views: 21746
Woot! *does happy dance*

Congratulations! If you can get through that nightmare of red tape, you can do anything. I can't wait to hear more details about the project as it develops.

And thanks so much for giving us the news in person. I do hope you'll check back once in a while! I've made a lot of friends through this website -- TORnsibs really seem an unusually friendly and intelligent bunch. Please be sure to let us know if we can help with anything!

Enjoy your second breakfast! And your stay in New Zealand! We're here for you if you need anything!

*resumes happy dance*


_V_
Lorien


Apr 25 2008, 1:26am


Views: 22149
Perfect reply!......."where were you"? "Oh I am sorry.....I was....delayed...."

 

"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"


Sunflower
Valinor

Apr 25 2008, 1:31am


Views: 21255
Bucky, m'boy....

..May I say:

You have guts (or should I say, something elseEvil) of steel, to say that.....TongueLaugh


Sunflower
Valinor

Apr 25 2008, 1:37am


Views: 19823
Again, "Welcome, welcome!"

To our community indeed, and thank you for taking on this wonderful (and daunting) project. I know you will do a job worthy of The Professor's works, and a worthy follow-up to the trail Peter, Fran and Philppa blazed. I know that whatever imprint of your wonderful art you put upon Middle Earth, the results will be truly magical!

You will give us something glorious and beautiful, I know it. Bein Suerte, God bless, and I know we're all in for a grand adventure!


neverbaby
Registered User

Apr 25 2008, 1:37am


Views: 20982
Congratulations!!!

SmileCoolSmile


greendragon
Sr. Staff


Apr 25 2008, 1:40am


Views: 20800
Hurrah! And there was much rejoicing!!

Guillermo, thank you and congratulations! Thank you so much for honouring us here with your presence, and for sharing this news with us - and congrats on that most wonderful of jobs! Here's to the journey that you will be taking there and back again! We can't wait to start that journey with you. And I'm so glad PJ, Fran et al are involved - it wouldn't have been the same if they weren't going 'back again' too! Safe travels, happy landings in NZ (whenever you go) and have fun on this greatest adventure! We're with you every step of the way (and I mean every step - TORnsibs are persistent folks!) Wink

'Sibs, here's to us all and to our new rollercoaster ride! Here we are again, back at the start of all things! So it begins!

*pours champagne for all* Cheers!

'There are older and fouler things than orcs in the deep places of my fridge...'

'You never know what will happen next, when once you get mixed up with TORnsibs and their friends.'


greendragon
Sr. Staff


Apr 25 2008, 1:40am


Views: 21806
PERFECT timing!

And trust you to spot it, gramma! Cheers m'dear - I'm glad to be with you, here at the start of all things! Smile

'There are older and fouler things than orcs in the deep places of my fridge...'

'You never know what will happen next, when once you get mixed up with TORnsibs and their friends.'


mwirkk
Rohan

Apr 25 2008, 1:41am


Views: 21657
The GdT Express is in the station...

...time to go for a ride! :)

Hola Guillermo!

It was still snowing where I live just a week ago. But with the news today, I know that the sun is out and Spring has finally arrived -- it's a wonderful day to just step out of the front door and see where the road leads to. :)

To be honest, 6 to 9 months ago I wasn't quite in your camp yet. I still had hopes for my own personal dark-horse candidate, Terry Gilliam. But I did my homework. I watched your movies. Saw some interviews and read the statements you've made about your views on story and myth wherever I could find them. And read, with delight, the hard work you've already done recently immersing yourself in Tolkien studies; this despite the hectic schedule you must already have set for yourself. (Actually, watching folks like yourself, PJ, Spielberg, Lucas, Gilliam, Ridley Scott and others, I've come to the conclusion that directors are either not human or are completely insane!) Well, I stand converted. Not only am I in your camp, but I think my shoes are on fire! ;)

Some credit for that goes to many of the regulars here at TORN who have been backing you since before I ever even knew there was a race. Thanks to them for helping me see the light. And thanks PJ, and Prof. Tolkien, for..., well..., the Moon, the Stars, and everything else that makes Middle-earth real in our hearts and minds!

Welcome, Guillermo! Pax.

________________________________________
As Flaunder said in Animal House, "This is gonna be great!!..."

-mwirkk :)

(This post was edited by mwirkk on Apr 25 2008, 1:46am)


Notallwhowanderarelost
The Shire


Apr 25 2008, 1:45am


Views: 21229
Yes!

Go, go Guillermo!

Elijah Wood for Bilbo..or Frodo again.Just USE Him in the films, GDT. Please! Kthanx! ;)


GreenHeart
Rivendell


Apr 25 2008, 1:49am


Views: 22269
My heart is full.

I am so happy, and so excited, I can barely string words together. Good thing the rest of you are so articulate! *wipes away tears of joy*


Loresilme
Valinor


Apr 25 2008, 1:49am


Views: 21294
Mae govannen, and thank you!

Welcome and thank you, for it is truly an honor that you have joined us! We're with you in spirit and sending all the best thoughts and hopes and wishes your way for not only a spectacular success at the end of the journey but for a beautiful, fun, fascinating, exciting and all out wild ride on the way there.

Hope you can find moments in the next unbelievably busy four years to visit us from time to time! We'll be taking the journey right along with you and we'd be thrilled to hear from you again.

Best wishes and "...may the blessing of Elves and Men and all Free Folk go with you."

Heart Loresilme



Annael
Half-elven


Apr 25 2008, 1:57am


Views: 21576
WOOHOO!

I am so glad - that you're directing, and that you've joined the boards! Good times.

(pretty excited about Hellboy 2 too!)



"The person who strives for security will never be free. The person who believes that she's found security will never reach paradise."
- Tom Robbins

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Finding Frodo
Tol Eressea


Apr 25 2008, 1:59am


Views: 21172
That's awesome.

I almost wish the deal-making could have been dragged out one more day.Evil

Where's Frodo?


diedye
Grey Havens


Apr 25 2008, 2:18am


Views: 21591
*snicker* Already planning PJ's cameo, aren't ya, gramma?...

Wink

Miss ? Then Join Us.



Silverlode
Forum Admin / Moderator


Apr 25 2008, 2:19am


Views: 21427
Woohoo! Time to celebrate!

Congratulations on getting the job, Mr. Director! Cool

Even though events interfered with your riddle, we love that you posted it here and gave us something to speculate about. It's clear that you're our kind of people! For the next few years we will be happy to buy your (virtual) drinks at Fiesta, provide endless opinions and theories and feedback and enthusiasm, and debate every hint and rumor and bit of news with gusto. Ah, so much to look forward to! Laugh

Silverlode

"Of all faces those of our familiares are the ones both most difficult to play fantastic tricks with, and most difficult really to see with fresh attention. They have become like the things which once attracted us by their glitter, or their colour, or their shape, and we laid hands on them, and then locked them in our hoard, acquired them, and acquiring ceased to look at them.
Creative fantasy, because it is mainly trying to do something else [make something new], may open your hoard and let all the locked things fly away like cage-birds. The gems all turn into flowers or flames, and you will be warned that all you had (or knew) was dangerous and potent, not really effectively chained, free and wild; no more yours than they were you."
-On Fairy Stories


Ataahua
Superuser / Moderator


Apr 25 2008, 2:20am


Views: 21648
Yuppers.

It's also Anzac Day, for what it's worth. At least it'll be easy for me to remember when the The Big Announcement was made!

Celebrimbor: "Pretty rings..."
Dwarves: "Pretty rings..."
Men: "Pretty rings..."
Sauron: "Mine's better."

"Ah, how ironic, the addictive qualities of Sauron’s master weapon led to its own destruction. Which just goes to show, kids - if you want two small and noble souls to succeed on a mission of dire importance... send an evil-minded b*****d with them too." - Gandalf's Diaries, final par, by Ufthak.


Ataahua's stories


Ataahua
Superuser / Moderator


Apr 25 2008, 2:22am


Views: 21415
:) :)

Now there's a nick that brings back great memories of your reports from the LOTR set. Fancy another trip downunder before too long?

Celebrimbor: "Pretty rings..."
Dwarves: "Pretty rings..."
Men: "Pretty rings..."
Sauron: "Mine's better."

"Ah, how ironic, the addictive qualities of Sauron’s master weapon led to its own destruction. Which just goes to show, kids - if you want two small and noble souls to succeed on a mission of dire importance... send an evil-minded b*****d with them too." - Gandalf's Diaries, final par, by Ufthak.


Ataahua's stories


Ataahua
Superuser / Moderator


Apr 25 2008, 2:24am


Views: 20780
Is it just me,

or does Action Figure PJ look a lot like a Thunderbird puppet?

Celebrimbor: "Pretty rings..."
Dwarves: "Pretty rings..."
Men: "Pretty rings..."
Sauron: "Mine's better."

"Ah, how ironic, the addictive qualities of Sauron’s master weapon led to its own destruction. Which just goes to show, kids - if you want two small and noble souls to succeed on a mission of dire importance... send an evil-minded b*****d with them too." - Gandalf's Diaries, final par, by Ufthak.


Ataahua's stories


Finding Frodo
Tol Eressea


Apr 25 2008, 2:25am


Views: 20662
GMTA!//

 

Where's Frodo?


Ataahua
Superuser / Moderator


Apr 25 2008, 2:25am


Views: 20815
Congratulations Guillermo, and thank you for taking these movies on!

And a very big thank you for joining the discussion boards to tell us in person - you're a legend! :)

Celebrimbor: "Pretty rings..."
Dwarves: "Pretty rings..."
Men: "Pretty rings..."
Sauron: "Mine's better."

"Ah, how ironic, the addictive qualities of Sauron’s master weapon led to its own destruction. Which just goes to show, kids - if you want two small and noble souls to succeed on a mission of dire importance... send an evil-minded b*****d with them too." - Gandalf's Diaries, final par, by Ufthak.


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Sunflower
Valinor

Apr 25 2008, 2:26am


Views: 20751
On a side note....

It should be observed that since Mr. Del Toro will be spending the next 4 yrs of his life in NZ, he should have an interesting accent after a while:)


LadyMerenwen298
Registered User


Apr 25 2008, 2:27am


Views: 19708
Hi

Congratulations!!! Smile

"Even the smallest person can change the course of the future." -Galadriel


entmaiden
Forum Admin / Moderator


Apr 25 2008, 2:28am


Views: 20811
Hiya, Quickbeam!

You've been missed - glad to see you around again.

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.


NARF since 1974.
Balin Bows


jimdorey
The Shire

Apr 25 2008, 2:30am


Views: 22484
WILL THEY BE IN 3D?!?!! Thats is the question NOW!

C'mon - another riddle for us - will The Hobbit(es) be in 3D?

-jim
MarketSaw


(This post was edited by Altaira on Aug 31 2009, 12:26am)


Altaira
Superuser / Moderator


Apr 25 2008, 2:36am


Views: 22240
I'm sure you'll get your answer

in about 3 years! Laugh Seriously, the ink isn't even dry on the first of many agreements, and GDT has other projects he hasn't even finished yet.

Let's just be happy to congratulate him and ourselves for now.


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"Life can't be all work and no TORn" -- jflower

"I take a moment to fervently hope that the camaradarie and just plain old fun I found at TORn will never end" -- LOTR_nutcase



TORn Calendar


Steelsheen
The Shire


Apr 25 2008, 2:36am


Views: 20641
Mae Govannen Guillermo!

Mae Govannen Guillermo! and thank you so much for doing the honors of helming our beloved Hobbit movie Smile


Kangi Ska
Half-elven


Apr 25 2008, 2:37am


Views: 20712
3D

Would this be the producer and studio's choice?

Kangi Ska


weaver
Half-elven

Apr 25 2008, 2:38am


Views: 19653
Hooray!

Thanks for making sure we got the word right from you.

And keep the riddles coming!

Weaver



Miss_Pippin
Registered User

Apr 25 2008, 2:39am


Views: 19719
In exchange for the Riddle

Yaay!
Im so happy!


~Miss_Pippin~


jimdorey
The Shire

Apr 25 2008, 2:41am


Views: 21807
Its a valid question - No need to snuff it out like that.

Sheesh. Hi there.


jimdorey
The Shire

Apr 25 2008, 2:43am


Views: 22223
3D - As WETA Held a 3D related meeting already without GDT - YES, PJ + Studio

PJ + Studio decision for 3D. Director would have to be willing to sign on the line for it however.


ShadoFaxs
Rivendell

Apr 25 2008, 2:50am


Views: 21697
OH HAPPY FRABJOUS DAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Cool Dear Guillermo,

WOOHOO!!! HeartHeartHeartHeartHeart

You are a prince among directors, a wizzard of cinematic art, a fan's dream come true.

As a huge admirer of your films (ever since Cronos), I was thrilled when your name was first floated as director.

Back in 2007, when PJ made the announcement that he would be The Hobbit's executive producer, I had fantasized that you or fellow amigo Alphonso Cuaron might be at the helm. But I figured that's all it was, a dream. With the acclaim for Pan, plus knowing you had the new Hellboy coming out, not to mention the fact that you were being courted for HP, I wondered if you'd even be interested in such a long term committment. Moreover, given the debacle of The Golden Compass, I didn't think I could stand to see first rate fantasy material in the hands of a second rate director any time soon again. So many disappointments when big studios are involved, yet I allowed myself to hope.

When it appreared you were interested, I could hardly contain my joy. Two of my favorite filmmakers, working together, to bring a cherished book to the screen. Doubters be damned! Indeed I spent more than a few minutes in this forum encouraging everyone who hadn't already done so to go out immediately and rent The Devil's Backbone and Pan. Your fans here, as you likely already know, did quite a bit of serious hand holding at TORN!

I know from past experience that no director is more respectful of or generous to the fan community than yourself. I'm sure you already know that you won't find a more opinionated, enthusiastic, or dedicated group than Tolkien fans. I know that you will weather this project with grace and charm, and I have every confidence that your films will be extraordinary. I can't wait to see the unique personal vision you'll bring to The Hobbit movies. I am content at last.

How well I remember the anticipation and tension as we waited for casting and production news from PJ's LOTR - has it really been almost ten years? Such sweet agony it was. Now we get to take the journey AGAIN - this is even better than a month of second breakfasts!

This middle aged lady is doing a happy dance, wishing you well on your journey, knowing that something truly special awaits at the end.

HAPPY DAY HAPPY DAY HAPPY DAY HAPPY DAY HAPPY DAY HAPPY DAY


Kangi Ska
Half-elven


Apr 25 2008, 2:53am


Views: 20381
3D


In Reply To
PJ + Studio decision for 3D. Director would have to be willing to sign on the line for it however.


Kangi Ska

(This post was edited by Kangi Ska on Apr 25 2008, 3:02am)


Hellmistress
Lorien


Apr 25 2008, 2:55am


Views: 20401
Yup - I'm officially wetting myself ...

Well, G, I had a feeling in me waters this is where you'd be for the next few years, and I couldn't be happier!!!! YAY!!!!! May that second breakfast contain ALGAE!!!!!

Hugs to you, sir, and I CAN'T WAIT to see what you have planned. This is gonna be quite a ride ...

HM

The Doug Jones Experience


Altaira
Superuser / Moderator


Apr 25 2008, 3:07am


Views: 20759
A valid question, yes

And I didn't mean to 'snuff' it. My point was, there are very VERY few questions about The Hobbit that are valid today. Pre-production won't even start for months. Today, this is a thread for celebration. Let's just let the man and the community celebrate before we start pelting him with questions he, or anyone else won't be able to answer for some time to come. Chances are the answer is going to change at least 10 times in the next few years anyway. Laugh

I do welcome you to the community, jimdorey! Smile


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"Life can't be all work and no TORn" -- jflower

"I take a moment to fervently hope that the camaradarie and just plain old fun I found at TORn will never end" -- LOTR_nutcase



TORn Calendar

(This post was edited by Altaira on Apr 25 2008, 3:08am)


L. Ron Halfelven
Grey Havens


Apr 25 2008, 3:20am


Views: 20265
And today's the 24th, so there's our two dozen princes after all!/

 




Elven
Valinor


Apr 25 2008, 3:35am


Views: 20747
Yes!!! Its Happening!!!

Guillermo - THANKYOU!! Heart
Peter - THANKYOU!! Heart
Fran - THANKYOU!! Heart

This is going to be a day to remember!!
... and it WAS Friday!! Yeah! I got it!!
Its Friday the 25th in Australia!!

I am over the MOON!! Laugh

Im am SO looking forward to the next half a decade!!
This is what we ahve been waiting for - and its arrived!!

Time to Celebrate!
Yay!!!!!!!!


I think I'm quite ready for another adventure!

Tolkien was a Capricorn!


Aunt Dora Baggins
Immortal


Apr 25 2008, 3:35am


Views: 20923
Welcome!

What fun to have you joining the community! Did you know that makes you a "TORnsib" (as in "sibling")? We're quite a family ;-) Congratulations, and thank you so much for posting!

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"For DORA BAGGINS in memory of a LONG correspondence, with love from Bilbo; on a large wastebasket. Dora was Drogo's sister, and the eldest surviving female relative of Bilbo and Frodo; she was ninety-nine, and had written reams of good advice for more than half a century."
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"A Chance Meeting at Rivendell" and other stories

leleni at hotmail dot com
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Alassëa Eruvande
Valinor


Apr 25 2008, 3:38am


Views: 21466
Oh, thank you so much!

And thank you for taking the time to post on our little message board. It means a lot to many people.

Congratulations!

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And suddenly the Ainur saw afar off a light, as it were a cloud with a living heart of flame.


Elven
Valinor


Apr 25 2008, 3:39am


Views: 20563
Its Friday the 25th here Grams!!

Its even more perfect!!!

Today is Anzac in Australia and NZ!

Its already Friday the 25th of April!!

It will be a date to remember!!

WOOHHOOO!!!


I think I'm quite ready for another adventure!

Tolkien was a Capricorn!


a.s.
Valinor


Apr 25 2008, 3:46am


Views: 20712
Well, that's an eyeopener, and no mistake!

As someone or other said.

Cool

I'm so glad you "stopped by" to let us know, it's much appreciated as you can see!

a.s.

"an seileachan"

"Good night, little girls, thank the Lord you are well!
Now go to sleep" said Miss Clavel.
And she turned out the light and shut the door,
And that's all there is. There isn't any more.


labadal
Rivendell


Apr 25 2008, 3:48am


Views: 20318
YES! I am so hyped!

I was so hyped when i hears the news! I can't wait fo work to start in NZ! Congrats and I hope you enjoy your journey into Middle earth with the movies.

I will have to have all 7 Hobbit meals today to celebrate! Enjoy the second breakfast!

Take what you can, give nothing back!


Patty Ann
Registered User


Apr 25 2008, 4:06am


Views: 20167
Let's get the show on the road!!!

Welcome to the wonderful world of Middle-Earth, Guillermo! I think I'm quite ready for another adventure, so let's get the show on the road!!Wink


(This post was edited by Altaira on Apr 25 2008, 4:08am)


Morrowdim
Rivendell

Apr 25 2008, 4:29am


Views: 21702
Hey there!

Good to see that you have wandered out of chat on onto the boards!


Nimloth
Lorien


Apr 25 2008, 4:42am


Views: 19981
Welcome!

I, like many others, are so excited to have you directing 'The Hobbit' and sequel. Thanks for posting on here it's absolutely awesome! Cool


elanor71
Registered User

Apr 25 2008, 4:44am


Views: 22143
April 25! Serendipitous indeed!

I'm writing from Jakarta, Indonesia and it IS the morning of April 25 here when I read the happy news at TORn (and trust me, I've checked this site everyday for updates!).

And a few days ago I also began re-reading "The Hobbit" in anticipation and I was pleasantly surprised that I've started my 'journey' back to Middle Earth at about the same time Bilbo did when he ran out of Bag End, and down the lane without a hat and walking stick... Smile

This is going to be good....YAYY! Cool


Gethsemane
The Shire


Apr 25 2008, 5:00am


Views: 20127
brewing of ale and smoking of pipe weed

Welcome Guillermo! make us proud Smile

Right im off to the Green Dragon to celebrate with a pint of fine ale.


stormcrow20
Gondor


Apr 25 2008, 5:25am


Views: 21372
YES! Hobbit action figures!!

Let's hope Marvel Toys gets the liscense, I think they are the group that was once Toy Biz....

I sincerely hope so!

~~~~~~
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.'


stormcrow20
Gondor


Apr 25 2008, 5:26am


Views: 20272
Maybe they will make Mr. Del Toro into a matching Hobbit figure! /

 

~~~~~~
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.'


Eldameldo
Bree

Apr 25 2008, 5:28am


Views: 21542
Congratulations!

Welcome Mr. Del Toro!
Very happy that you were chosen to bring us all back to Middle-earth, a place we've all missed very much in the last few years.
Hope to hear updates from you throughout the process!

Smile



In Reply To
I'll give you an answer-

I must say you guys solved my, perhaps, ill-conceived riddle quite fast (I'm ashamed, actually) and got the date and times right. Nevertheless, the powers of red tape extended the process for hours and days longer.

But now its all done-

I'm confirmed and signed as the HOBBIT (SES) and I hope to join your community form this day forth-

Now I''ll go and have a second breakfast to celebrate!

Yours Truly

GDT



Lady of Light
Rivendell


Apr 25 2008, 5:33am


Views: 21172
Yippee!!! What a great day!

So I get to come home from the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra's performance live to FotR (absolutely thrilling, report to follow) to this news!!! Oh frabjous day!!! Wow, I'm gonna be wired for a while now *jumps up and sown*.

Welcome again GDT, this is going to be soooo exciting, and I'm glad to have you at the helm.

"The major difference between a thing that might go wrong and a thing that cannot possibly go wrong is that when a thing that cannot possibly go wrong goes wrong it usually turns out to be impossible to get at or repair."
- Douglas Adams, Mostly Harmless
________________

"Bilbo, have you been at the Gaffer's home brew?"
"No! Well yes, but that's not the point..."
________________

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Aerin
Grey Havens


Apr 25 2008, 5:34am


Views: 21012
Wonderful!

Welcome! It looks like I've come back to TORn at just the right time to get all excited with anticipation all over again!


Ethelwynn
Registered User

Apr 25 2008, 5:40am


Views: 20594
Re: In exchange for the Riddle

Congratulations, GDT. Now, forget that second breakfast and get at it!!!! We've been waiting with patience that would do a spider proud. Not that we're anxious or anything . . .

Blessings


stormcrow20
Gondor


Apr 25 2008, 5:40am


Views: 21752
Thank you, Mr. Del Toro!

Thank you so much for taking the time to join our little community! You are most certainly welcome, your enthusiasm is shared and greatly appreciated!

We look forward to the awesome ride ahead of us all. The cast of Lord of the Rings said the experience, as well as living in New Zealand, changed their lives (for the better), and I hope such is the case for you as well!

In the words of Frodo:
"Elen síla lúmenn' omentielvo: a star shines on the hour of our meeting"

One thing I ask: please let us see the White Council, with Ian McKellen as Gandalf, Christopher Lee as Saruman, Cate Blanchett as Galadriel, and Hugo Weaving as Elrond. Perhaps Radagast as well?

Anyway, Welcome, friend! Wink

~~~~~~
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.'


Daughter of Nienna
Grey Havens


Apr 25 2008, 5:48am


Views: 21477
Congratulations & welcome to Middle-earth & TORn

I am so very delighted tha tif it could be PJ that it is you. Welcome. I am doing a grat jouyful happy dance all the wat in Honolulu in the Middle of the Pacific Ocean... and so are all of my fellow Tolkien friends who live and are celebrating with me.

Daughter of Nienna
DoN for short
Heart

Smile Smile Smile Smile Smile Smile Smile Smile Smile Smile Smile Smile

**Tribute: Lt. J.G. Robert Sterling, WWII Pilot MIA, by Gramma & DoN**
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Nienna: “ those who hearken to her learn pity, and endurance in hope . . . All those who wait in Mandos cry to her, for she brings strength to the spirit and turns sorrow to wisdom." — Valaquenta


Peredhil lover
Valinor

Apr 25 2008, 5:52am


Views: 22034
Congratulations, Mr. Del Toro!

That's the best news I've heard for months! I'm so glad you're finally officially confirmed and look forward to the next years!

And thank you for posting here - it makes me feel so honoured that you are so considerate of the fans!

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


hobbitgoddess
The Shire


Apr 25 2008, 6:01am


Views: 22378
Congrats and Good Luck

I believe in you! Just to put that out there.

Have you hugged your hobbit today?

For pony


Red5bv06
Registered User

Apr 25 2008, 6:16am


Views: 20397
Congratulations to GDT

I think this series need some fresh pairs of eyes, and hopefully Mr. Del Toro will be able to bring something new and fresh to "The Hobbit". A better director couldn't be found.

I'm crossing my fingers for Production Diaries like PJ did with King Kong.


Messenjah
The Shire


Apr 25 2008, 6:46am


Views: 21132
My first impression of GDT...

I remember seeing you on some horror special where they interview a bunch of directors. Never having heard of you before, and really connecting, because you act like such a kid who loves what he does. Much like PJ. I can't wait to see what you do with this franchise!


labingi_maura
Rivendell


Apr 25 2008, 7:21am


Views: 21806
That was fun!

Yes, it was!
I thought that was charming that you wanted to tease us with a riddle that included part of the "Riddles In the Dark" chapter from "The Hobbit"! Believing it to be a good sign, I guessed that you must have good news for us if you felt like being so playful! I like guessing correctly!
Because I trust PJ, who gave us such an endearing and enduring interpretation of LOTR, and because he respects and admires your work very much, I trust you too.
I thought "Pan's Labyrinth" was powerfully emotional, well done, and disturbing. I'm looking forward very much to seeing how you deal with both "The Hobbit" and "The Segue" (for lack of a better title.)
My congratulations and best wishes to you!
May you do the professor and his stories proud!
Thanks,
-ML
aka
-Debbie/primmy

"I am in fact a hobbit in all but size." - J.R.R.Tolkien


Ataahua
Superuser / Moderator


Apr 25 2008, 7:25am


Views: 20908
Now *that* is a brilliant avatar!

Welcome to TORN Messenjah!

Celebrimbor: "Pretty rings..."
Dwarves: "Pretty rings..."
Men: "Pretty rings..."
Sauron: "Mine's better."

"Ah, how ironic, the addictive qualities of Sauron’s master weapon led to its own destruction. Which just goes to show, kids - if you want two small and noble souls to succeed on a mission of dire importance... send an evil-minded b*****d with them too." - Gandalf's Diaries, final par, by Ufthak.


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Beren
Bree


Apr 25 2008, 7:38am


Views: 21973
Mae Govannen Guillermo!

Well this is very good news! It is wonderful to see you in this board and it was fantastic to hear you have been reading all of Tolkien's books. I tend to be jeaulous of people who can enter Middle-earth for the very first time... I hope you enjoy every minute of it.
If you don't have the very interesting "The History of the Hobbit" set yet, please do sent me an email and I'll sent you a set along. It might proof to be very useful on the road...

I'm very happy that one of the best Children books out there will be turned into a movie by someone who understands and loves 'faerie'. I'm already looking forward to see the tale come alive on the big screen and wished I had an opportunity to contribute to the project. I'm now reading the Hobbit for about 24 years and must have been in an out the tale for over 300 times. I must admit I'll be scared to go to see the movie, and every little aspect will have a huge impact on me personally, yet now I know that the project is in your hands I am comforted and feel a great joy! Thank you Guillermo and enjoy the ride!

'It is fulfilled. Even now a Silmaril is in my hand.' - tolkienlibrary.com


Eregian
The Shire


Apr 25 2008, 7:41am


Views: 21369
Enjoy the ride

A most awesome time will begin. I'm sure you're just as psyched as us but seriously, have fun in New Zealand!

Can somebody confirm if Andrew Lesnie will be part of the production too?

Run you pigeon's, it's Robert Frost!


Hengist
Forum Admin / Moderator


Apr 25 2008, 8:50am


Views: 20681
Welcome!

Good news all round!



I May be a scientist but I'm also a Ninja fencer!




Mishka
The Shire


Apr 25 2008, 8:51am


Views: 20620
How exciting!!!

Congratulations and thank you for taking part in this forum - it is most generous of you and exciting for us! I am sure that you will do a great job at bringing this story to life and blend it seamlessly into the LOTR trilogy with the richness of your own colours added. It is great that the wheel is once more in motion!! Thank you and I hope that you will not be too busy to keep dropping by!


Earl
Forum Admin / Moderator


Apr 25 2008, 9:18am


Views: 20681
WooHoo!!

Welcome to the family Mr. Del Toro... make yourself at home. Now how would like some tea? Or maybe something a little stronger? Wine? Ale? Let's see... what've we got? Hmmm... there's cold chicken, and a bit of pickle. And some cheese. Oh no, that won't do. Well, well, here's some raspberry jam, and an apple tart... But there's not much for afters. Oh, we're all right after all... just found some sponge cake Blush

Relax and take a deep breath Sir...

The plunge is long
The day will dawn
When you must away
'ere break of day
To NZ with PJ, Fran, Philippa and all
There to heed Middle-earth's call.



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BlueMan
Rivendell

Apr 25 2008, 9:23am


Views: 21438
Messenjah's Avatar

Hey -
did you make that youself, Messenjah??
I have bought a couple of DVDs with martin Freeman in different roles and put them into my second DVD player while watching the prologue of FOTR in the other - to compare Martin Freeman's looks with Ian Holm in his young Bilbo make up ... but THIS is a so much better way of seeing whether he would work as Bilbo ... I think he would! Can you post that image full size, please?! It's cool like anything!

BTW I could imagine GDT will make a few very surprising steps in casting though ...

Raptos a diis homines dici ...


Nazguy
Bree


Apr 25 2008, 9:29am


Views: 20034
:)

I just woke up to the news that GDT is confirmed as director, and now I'm REALLY excited!!!

Thank you GDT for doing this. It means so much to so many people.


Messenjah
The Shire


Apr 25 2008, 9:43am


Views: 20589
Thanks, here's the full pic...

Yeah I made it to see how he'd look Hobbit-ized. Quite well I think.
He already had the hair down from The Office haha.



RangerGirl
Registered User

Apr 25 2008, 9:47am


Views: 20595
Thank you very much sir

I think it is wonderful Mr Del Toro, that you came on here personally to tell us. You're a proper gentleman.


I wish you the best of luck.


BrianBlessedIsThorinOakenshield
Registered User

Apr 25 2008, 10:42am


Views: 20725
Congratulations Mr Del Toro

You are one of the few directors I would trust with this project. Now may I just suggest that you cast Brian Blessed as Thorin Oakenshield and your frequent collaborator Ron Perlman as Beorn! Martin Freeman is a good suggestion for Bilbo although Ian Holm could still narrate as Old Bilbo? Just throwing these things out there. But please don't leave out Beorn, he's a legend!


grammaboodawg
Immortal


Apr 25 2008, 11:09am


Views: 20494
Or GDT? ;) //

 



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grammaboodawg
Immortal


Apr 25 2008, 11:10am


Views: 20244
*high five* //

 



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deej
Tol Eressea


Apr 25 2008, 11:59am


Views: 20685
Wonderful news, Mr. Del Toro!

I am beyond happy to hear this, and cannot wait to see what you, Mr. Jackson, and the rest of the team show us in the coming months. Bravo!!!



deej
Tol Eressea


Apr 25 2008, 12:03pm


Views: 21220
Oh, and if you are still looking for a Bilbo....

The gentleman in the photo below (to the right) is Martin Freeman - I think he'd make a good choice. Wink



Malveth The Eternal
Lorien

Apr 25 2008, 12:08pm


Views: 19749
Second Breakfast?

It's gonna take at least four to properly celebrate this!

Wow. They chose the right person.
I am...stunned!

"Struck by lightning! Struck by lightning!"

Congrats, GDT, if yer reading this.
I am happy for you, jealous & looking forward to the wonderful escapism you have in store for us...


NottaSackville
Tol Eressea

Apr 25 2008, 12:48pm


Views: 20478
WOOHOO! Hope the breakfast was yummy and without flying apples! \\

 


Eowyn-Viktoria
Registered User


Apr 25 2008, 1:02pm


Views: 21070
A really good answer but many, many questions...

I'm really extraordinary happy that the fighting is over and all came to a reasonable solution! Before i'd actually been on a point where i said that i did not want to see a Hobbit Film at all. But now I'm glad I will!
I'm also more than pleased that Ian will probably be involved.
But now there are thousands of questions in my little head which i can not wait to be answered!
The most important to me (and that might sound strange) is, who will make the music??? I'm so in love with Howard Shore's work that i would really wish he would get the same job for the Hobbit!
And what about dear Alan Lee and John Howe?? It would be so fab if they could do something on the project as well!
Anyway. I don't start about questions about the cast and so on but one last thing: What about Weta??
Oh, i'm soo soooo glad that there is a brighter future for Mr Bilbo!!!
Hannon Le,
Eowyn-Viktoria


jimdorey
The Shire

Apr 25 2008, 1:04pm


Views: 20851
No problem

I see your point of course - however the decision to go 3D has been already made without a doubt and will not be flip flopping. 3D adds a percentage cost over and above a regular 2D production and so therefore MUST be included in budgeting. GDT negotiated his fee for this undertaking (no doubt taking points as well as a base salary) and PJ has a total budget in mind, and so GDT would have to agree to those numbers that include 3D (we are pretty damn sure it is happening!).

Even more important is that the director would only sign on if he thinks he is capable of creating 3D magic. We know PJ can. And now it seems that, working with PJ, the two of them can!!

THAT is awesome. I just want confirmation on this - I know PJ will be holding it back a bit because they want to release morsels of information like a rock skipping in a pond until the release dates. So yes this decision has already been made. Absolutely. We just don't know the official outcome yet for, I think, marketing reasons.

REGARDLESS. You are right. Let's celebrate the moment and welcome Guillermo with open arms because he does have a rare and unique talent that when combined - like a true fellowship - with Peter's vision and storytelling, is going to sweep us up and throw us to the back of the theater. Not once, but TWICE! Love this franchise!


bidu
Registered User

Apr 25 2008, 1:05pm


Views: 19981
Re: In exchange for the Riddle

Congratulations!

I hope you will create a work that, in a different medium, reverberates the works of J.R.R.Tolkien.

May you keep the hobbits fat!


sherlock
Gondor


Apr 25 2008, 1:17pm


Views: 21297
Welcome to

TORn and Tolkien fandom! Thank you! I'm excited! Can't wait to hear more news! and every other thing everyone else has already said more coherantly than I.

This is going to be great!


Lossefalme
Gondor


Apr 25 2008, 2:39pm


Views: 21476
I'm over the moon!

Bilbo's moon, that is, with the cow, the cat, the dog, the dish and the spoon! This is sooooo exciting! I'm home all by myself and have no one to share the news with, so I'll just do my own private happy-dance. This is going to be quite a ride and I'm already buckled in. I hope you enjoy it as much as we will! Ack! This is crazy fun!

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Lossefalme
Gondor


Apr 25 2008, 2:42pm


Views: 21186
Isn't this fabulous!?!?!?!?!

I am beyond excited. I wasn't in on all of this for LotR, (just missed it), so I can hardly stand myself. Now I have met some of you guys, too, which makes it all the more exciting because I know who I am sharing this with. Can't wait to see you again, GD.

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Menelwyn
Rohan


Apr 25 2008, 2:45pm


Views: 20345
We're so happy to have you!

I'm coming in a bit later than the others, but I want to add my words of welcome! I'm so glad to hear that things are officially in the works at last, and I can't wait to see what you do with the story. We all have exciting days ahead.

Mae govannen, and best of wishes.


Darkstone
Immortal


Apr 25 2008, 2:51pm


Views: 22284
Welcome!

You're going to get lots of advice here.

Hopefully you'll ignore most of it.

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The audacious proposal stirred his heart. And the stirring became a song, and it mingled with the songs of Gil-galad and Celebrian, and with those of Feanor and Fingon. The song-weaving created a larger song, and then another, until suddenly it was as if a long forgotten memory woke and for one breathtaking moment the Music of the Ainur revealed itself in all glory. He opened his lips to sing and share this song. Then he realized that the others would not understand. Not even Mithrandir given his current state of mind. So he smiled and simply said "A diversion.”



tannhauser
Registered User


Apr 25 2008, 3:16pm


Views: 21278
Felicidades Guillermo!

Man, great news!

I know I am a little late to the party, however I wanted to join in the fun and congratulate you, and thank you for this.

Looking forward to the next four years of adventure!

F


FrodoBagginsLives
Registered User


Apr 25 2008, 3:34pm


Views: 21051
FINALLY BACK AGAIN!!!!

 

I will take the ring to Mordor....though I don't know the way.



Eventides
Tol Eressea

Apr 25 2008, 4:06pm


Views: 22181
I join in the chorus -- Thank you, sir!

Congratulations, and thank you for accepting and for letting us know personally! :)

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Eventides' Website!
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"I stepped out of my body to let God slide in; although I'm still dressed in flesh that I spiritually died in. Alive in Christ a new creation started breathin', Life exists and through this came completion. ... I'm not that person anymore (more!)! That's what blood was shed for! No longer a failure, livin' life more abundantly, therefore you'll never see me livin' less than victory."
John Reuben.

"Desperation, needing You; every last breath I scream for You. Shatter me into a million pieces, make me new. ... Break me, mold me, make me what You want me to be; I am Yours, for You to use, so take and replace me with You."
Family Force 5.

"Under a light in Bethlehem, I was sifting through the sand; the saline burned my eyes, I was looking for Your hand. I gave up on myself, and left my pride disarmed; I cried out 'I'm alone!' and found myself in Your arms. 'Rest in Me, oh, My love; I have loved you before the world began. Rest in Me, oh, My love; you'll never wander too far to reach My hand.'"
Showbread.


SirGandalf
The Shire


Apr 25 2008, 4:10pm


Views: 22114
This is MAGICAL!!!

It seems the light of the Vala has shone upon us. I think we all agree that the upcoming films could not possibly bode better!! A wonderful, dedicated and extremely talented director you are, dearly beloved Mr. Del Toro, and we are most honoured to have you in our midst! Laugh

And with the return of Jackon&Welsh&Boyens, Sir Ian McKellen, Andy Serkis, Howard Shore and Richard Taylor, the set-up seems to be perfect!

I say: LET'S ROLL!!! Wink


Jazmine
Tol Eressea


Apr 25 2008, 4:25pm


Views: 21960
Thank you very much!

You have made my weekend! I am confident that you and your team will do a fantastic job in bringing The Hobbit to life, I for one can't wait for the results! But in the meantime I'll follow your progress and wish you the very best of luck! And once again, thank you!!


*Jazminatar the Brown*


Oscarilbo
Lorien

Apr 25 2008, 4:25pm


Views: 20711
Finalmente...la cuenta regresiva comienza! Gracias maestro Del TOro ! ...from Tamaulipas- México

Congratulations Guillermo, It`s facinating how big this is. millions of people will be impatient and inquisitive (me included) for the next four years for just maybe five or six hours of a beautiful story, this "beautiful overture" as you wonderfully call it. We all know it will worth the wait because we already know how a movie results when you do it directly from the heart, and surely this is another example of it.

saludos desde Tamaulipas, México
y enviándole a usted y a su equipo todas las bendiciones del mundo para que todo salga bien en este nuevo proyecto
gracias!


Anarrima
The Shire


Apr 25 2008, 4:35pm


Views: 22059
Thank you so very much and welcome!

I know it's been said many, many times here already, but thank you for taking on this magnificent project and for sharing in the excitement with our community!!!!


deej
Tol Eressea


Apr 25 2008, 5:36pm


Views: 20715
Nice to see you again, Quickbeam!

It's been a while. Wink



lilacflower
Registered User

Apr 25 2008, 5:59pm


Views: 19668
Congratulations!

Enjoy second breakfast... and elveneses... lunch.... :D


Oden
Rivendell


Apr 25 2008, 6:40pm


Views: 21214
Welcome to Middle Earth!

Welcome and I am looking forward to the ride!


Nerwen Altáriel
Registered User

Apr 25 2008, 6:59pm


Views: 20857
desde el Hemisferio Sur

Desde las mismas latitudes de Nueva Zelanda pero en la Patagonia: miles de felicitaciones Guillermo!! La Tierra Media es mágica, por ella el querido Profesor es uno de los grandes autores de la literatura universal, por ella Peter está para siempre en la historia del séptimo arte, y seguramente por ella también vas a ser una estrella más en esa constelación de genios.

Gracias por tomarte el tiempo de escribir personalmente, sólo los grandes saben que gestos en apariencia pequeños significan tanto para los demás.

Today is a day to celebrate!! Congratulations again!!


LightOfEarendil
Registered User


Apr 25 2008, 7:25pm


Views: 21562
Oh wow!

Hannon le Mr. GDT for announcing this here. I think I speak for several people here when I say that we are confident that you are quite ready for an adventure in Middle Earth. Wink

~ All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us ~


Rwraith
The Shire

Apr 25 2008, 8:04pm


Views: 22196
Let the movie begin!! <NT>

 


StriderKing
Registered User


Apr 25 2008, 9:00pm


Views: 20511
Thanks!

for coming here and posting...i look forward to reading your posts as you are one of the best directors around and besides Peter i couldn't think of anyone else who could direct The Hobbit...

"Research your own experiences for the truth...Absorb what is useful...Add what is specifically your own...The creating individual is more important than any style or system." Bruce Lee


Ettelewen
Rohan

Apr 25 2008, 9:52pm


Views: 19626
Welcome, Guillermo!

I'm really looking forward to seeing your interpretation of the Tale.

Join us often!

Smile


Nazgurl
Registered User

Apr 25 2008, 10:01pm


Views: 20384
Just to reiterate...

what everyone else has said, we are thrilled that you have agreed to take us all along on what I am confident will be a thrilling, haunting, and beautiful adventure!


Nazgul
The Shire


Apr 25 2008, 10:45pm


Views: 20840
Ian Holm is the only Bilbo Baggins

Ian Holm is the only Bilbo Baggins--Age? You can always digitally de-age him (as in X-men 3) or like Anthony Hopkins in Red Dragon, a 2002 prequel to Silence-1991.


nimthiriel
The Shire


Apr 25 2008, 10:49pm


Views: 21186
Wishing you the best of Lucks:)

GDT
Just finished reading the interview posted in the One Ring about your plans
for our beloved Hobbit, and I must say I´m delighted!!!

It's a great idea that you post here and it's very humble of you to do it.
so I just wish you the best of lucks on this project, i WISh it was
already 2010, hehehe

best regards from Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Nimthiriel

saludos de mi esposo mexicano:) estamos muy orgullosos de que
latinoamerica pueda contribuir en algo tan preciado para la cultura anglo-sajona:) a traves de usted.


Donry
Tol Eressea


Apr 25 2008, 11:14pm


Views: 21441
Welcome Aboard....remember to have some fun!

 

What's the matter, James? No glib remark? No pithy comeback?"


mae govannen
Tol Eressea

Apr 26 2008, 12:04am


Views: 21293
Wonderful to have you here, Guillermo!!!

I never saw any of your films yet, but what you say about 'The Hobbit' and about the two films to come wins me over completely!...
So, I'm going to celebrate too... but inwardly only, for it's till night where i live, and I'm quite tired having woken up too early Crazy
Still, in spite of the exhaustion, I am overjoyed: thrilled, thrilled, thrilled by the prospect of the great films that are coming!!!
Thank you, thank you!...
Heart

'Is everything sad going to come untrue?'
(Sam, 'The Field of Cormallen', in 'The Return of the King'.)


mae govannen
Tol Eressea

Apr 26 2008, 12:10am


Views: 20960
Now you have got your other Argonath figure!!!

Pleeease ask whoever had done that first great drawing of PJ, to produce quickly the second Argonath figure, this time after GDT!!!CoolHeartLaugh

'Is everything sad going to come untrue?'
(Sam, 'The Field of Cormallen', in 'The Return of the King'.)


mae govannen
Tol Eressea

Apr 26 2008, 12:17am


Views: 21122
Isn't that a great 'coincidence' indeed?!? Overwhelming!!! //

Thanks for this superb little piece of TIME, gramma!... CoolCoolCool

'Is everything sad going to come untrue?'
(Sam, 'The Field of Cormallen', in 'The Return of the King'.)


grammaboodawg
Immortal


Apr 26 2008, 1:56am


Views: 20683
Brilliant!

That is such a great idea!

And we should have the 3 boats passing through with Philippa, Fran and Richard Taylor paddling like crazy to get through THOSE waters ;)



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Ataahua
Superuser / Moderator


Apr 26 2008, 5:37am


Views: 20609
Oooo, that's not a bad idea.

The drawing was done by an NZ political cartoonist (who I suspect is also a Tolkien geek). It'll be interesting to see if he creates any cartoons of GDT - if he does, I'll post them here!

Celebrimbor: "Pretty rings..."
Dwarves: "Pretty rings..."
Men: "Pretty rings..."
Sauron: "Mine's better."

"Ah, how ironic, the addictive qualities of Sauron’s master weapon led to its own destruction. Which just goes to show, kids - if you want two small and noble souls to succeed on a mission of dire importance... send an evil-minded b*****d with them too." - Gandalf's Diaries, final par, by Ufthak.


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grammaboodawg
Immortal


Apr 26 2008, 10:41am


Views: 21135
Maybe a little like this?





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Kelvarhin
Half-elven


Apr 26 2008, 10:43am


Views: 20713
LOL

love it!!!Laugh

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There he stood
Proud and solemn
Yet happy and gay
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Peredhil lover
Valinor

Apr 26 2008, 12:08pm


Views: 21950
Great!

Oh Gramma, I love that! That is priceless! Now I want just that as an action figure! *LOL*

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


Bareandir
The Shire

Apr 26 2008, 1:10pm


Views: 21602
Great News!!

I wish you the best of luck with this journey and also ask you to take your time to make this as best as it is capable of being.

Thank you for sharing it with the forum!


Miranduviel
Registered User


Apr 26 2008, 2:03pm


Views: 20334
Greetings! Congratulations! Welcome!

Unto Guillermo the Director, Greetings and Salutations!!

Uh, the folks here aren't insane, they're just really, *really*, really enthusiastic!Wink

Thanks for actually being here (well, virtually--you know what I mean), but have you gotten yourself in deep! Everyone and his ex-brother-in-law has an opinion (about "The Hobbit" and everything else!), and they're all going to want to tell you what they feel is the coolest, niftiest, sure-fire successful {fill-in-the-blank here}.

So, with that in mind, here are my sugestions:
1. Do cameos; they're fun, and they're your "tag" in your films;

2. Make Peter do cameos, too; he has a real knack for comedy! (see ROTK)

3. Please remember that things don't change very quickly in Middle-Earth; "fashion" is actually an 18th-Century idea, so Hobbits, Elves, Dwarves, Men-of-the-West, Istari wizards, etc. will be dressed pretty much the same way they were in FOTR, except maybe the Hobbit lasses had a different fad in ribbons or caps back in Bilbo's time, and the Elves were into different colorways for their garb;

4. WETA Digital is too cool for words, but I don't envy them having to create Smaug! They did the Cave Troll, Great Eagles, Balrog, Fell-beasts, Shelob, the Mumakil, and all the other beasts on the field at Pelennor-- and now, Smaug has to blow all those critters out of the water! And, no, I haven't a clue which actor would do a good Smaug voice!

5. If the action-figure company offers to make a Hobbit action figure of yourself, do it!

6. I like wizards; I mean, I really, *really*, really like wizards, and I really like Ian McKellen and Christopher Lee; so I think you really, *really*, really need more wizard scenes!! And my favorite wizards r-r-really need some lush Elven clothes when they're in Rivendell or Lothlorien!!

7. Does history repeat itself? CAN history repeat itself?? (can I insert photos into this post without messing it up? hope so!) (seems not; they didn't appear in preview or first post)

Would you have trusted these two guys to make a blockbuster in 1981? (...uh, maybe?)



Will you trust *these* two guys to make a blockbuster in 2010? (Heck, yes!!)



Best wishes, good luck, and all the stamina you're gonna need to pull these two balrogs out of a hat!
Miranduviel the (wizard-groupie) Elf-Hobbit

...my road goes ever on and on...
Miranduviel the (wizard-groupie) Elf-Hobbit

(This post was edited by Miranduviel on Apr 26 2008, 2:08pm)


Miranduviel
Registered User


Apr 26 2008, 2:18pm


Views: 21818
How do I get those photos to show up?

I tried to insert two photos, as attachments, and in the body of the text using the image editor on the toolbar. What am I doing wrong?

(cute photos; okay, cute *guys* in photos) you'll get a laugh, really!

"It's not a feature, it's a bug!!"

...my road goes ever on and on...
Miranduviel the (wizard-groupie) Elf-Hobbit


Tampa Phil
Rivendell


Apr 26 2008, 3:23pm


Views: 20428
Re/: In exchange for the Riddle


In Reply To
I'm confirmed and signed as the HOBBIT (SES) and I hope to join your community form this day forth-

GDT



Damn, I was holding out for Michael Bay.

TP.


mae govannen
Tol Eressea

Apr 26 2008, 3:49pm


Views: 21259
ROTFL....! Perfect, gramma!!!

I'm making a small size poster out of it for myself right away, it's just the way I was imagining it! Cool

'Is everything sad going to come untrue?'
(Sam, 'The Field of Cormallen', in 'The Return of the King'.)


Peredhil lover
Valinor

Apr 26 2008, 5:50pm


Views: 22637
Oh, and

I've stolen the picture. It is too good not to have on my laptop!

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


Doriath
Rivendell


Apr 26 2008, 5:59pm


Views: 22717
Dream come true

One of my all time favorite books coming to the big screen via one of my all time favorite directors? Can this be really happening? Thank you Guillermo. And welcome aboard!

The Trees will have their revenge!


Ataahua
Superuser / Moderator


Apr 26 2008, 8:28pm


Views: 20464
Have you double-checked the size?

It's possible that if the photo is too big, it won't display. Here is the info from the Terms of Service - http://newboards.theonering.net/...forum.cgi?post=51#51 (which relates to all photos embedded in a message, not just footer pics):

5. Speaking of footers, so they don’t get too busy or big, please hold to the old TORn guidelines of keeping them at 50k or less and no bigger than 480x360 pixles in size (even better would be 50% of that, or 240x180, as large images take up more screen space in the posts here).

Also check out 2.20 and 2.21 in TORN 201 - http://newboards.theonering.net/...forum.cgi?post=50#50 - for tips on loading photos.

Celebrimbor: "Pretty rings..."
Dwarves: "Pretty rings..."
Men: "Pretty rings..."
Sauron: "Mine's better."

"Ah, how ironic, the addictive qualities of Sauron’s master weapon led to its own destruction. Which just goes to show, kids - if you want two small and noble souls to succeed on a mission of dire importance... send an evil-minded b*****d with them too." - Gandalf's Diaries, final par, by Ufthak.


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Ataahua
Superuser / Moderator


Apr 26 2008, 8:58pm


Views: 21940
*mods WAY up*

That is brilliant, gramma! :D

Celebrimbor: "Pretty rings..."
Dwarves: "Pretty rings..."
Men: "Pretty rings..."
Sauron: "Mine's better."

"Ah, how ironic, the addictive qualities of Sauron’s master weapon led to its own destruction. Which just goes to show, kids - if you want two small and noble souls to succeed on a mission of dire importance... send an evil-minded b*****d with them too." - Gandalf's Diaries, final par, by Ufthak.


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Elrond Lover
The Shire


Apr 26 2008, 10:04pm


Views: 21936
inserting pictures

Go to the FAQS section and scroll down to 2.20, inserting pictures:

http://newboards.theonering.net/...;;page=unread#unread

Good luck!


(This post was edited by Elrond Lover on Apr 26 2008, 10:05pm)


Glaurung63
Lorien

Apr 27 2008, 1:03am


Views: 21676
Dude, you rock....

Ok, just the fact that you posted a riddle here, that was great....and you motivated me to join TORn again...I was here before FOTR as a member and then....drifted....caught up in the LOTR fever, I strayed....

I read posts, and I felt connected here all the way through ROTK....what a wild ride.... but I didn't post much....yet, now....

I'm so psyched to hear that you are directing what will surely be an amazing Hobbit adventure- with all the support you will get from cast and crew added to your amazing abilities I have a great feeling about the outcome and I look forward to following your journey into Middle Earth as we fans will experience it...I remember how I felt upon hearing LOTR would become a movie with Peter directing.....bring the Rock!!! I can't wait....
Lincoln


Elenedhel
Rivendell

Apr 27 2008, 2:48am


Views: 20572
YESSS!!!!

I am so happy that you agreed to do the films!!! It's a relief to know that The Hobbit is in safe hands! Good luck!!Smile


grammaboodawg
Immortal


Apr 27 2008, 3:14am


Views: 21760
T'is for you, m'dear

to use if you wish for your avatar. No expectation... just feel free to :D and for all sibbies to copy. It is stolen goods, afterall ;)

*huggles*



sample sample
Trust him... The Hobbit is coming!

"Barney Snow was here." ~Hug like a hobbit!~ "In my heaven..."


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stormcrow20
Gondor


Apr 27 2008, 3:43am


Views: 21160
Michael Bay??

Ugh...my ears are bleeding now....thanks for that.Tongue

~~~~~~
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.'


stormcrow20
Gondor


Apr 27 2008, 3:49am


Views: 20719
HA! How cool!

That is so neat, gramma! That would make a great new footer for you: "Trust our Men of the West!"

Laugh

~~~~~~
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.'


Peredhil lover
Valinor

Apr 27 2008, 6:07am


Views: 19796
Though

that only works for Windows computers. My Mac absolutely refuses to follow these Instructions Frown

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


mwirkk
Rohan


Apr 27 2008, 6:15am


Views: 20506
Very well done...

Thx! Now you've got me looking over at a part of the TORn boards I hadn't paid much attention to in the past. :)

The part of Bilbo is sooooo speculative at this point. Oh boy! We can talk until we're blue in the face, I suppose, but in the end we have to just put our faith in GdT and PJ. Well, if they end up not using Ian Holm onscreen, I'm hoping maybe they use him at some point in a post-perspective voice-over narrative.

Thx again! Fun art.

-mwirkk :)


Ataahua
Superuser / Moderator


Apr 27 2008, 6:25am


Views: 20359
I'm considering

it's future footer use. :)

Celebrimbor: "Pretty rings..."
Dwarves: "Pretty rings..."
Men: "Pretty rings..."
Sauron: "Mine's better."

"Ah, how ironic, the addictive qualities of Sauron’s master weapon led to its own destruction. Which just goes to show, kids - if you want two small and noble souls to succeed on a mission of dire importance... send an evil-minded b*****d with them too." - Gandalf's Diaries, final par, by Ufthak.


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Elrond Lover
The Shire


Apr 27 2008, 1:46pm


Views: 21444
Re: Posting pictures

I assume you mean *attaching* pics doesn't work in Mac. You could use the other method and post the pic at Photobucket like the FAQs suggest, then paste the html PB gives you for each pic into your post and the pics will show up.

www.pattyp.net
Photobucket


Peredhil lover
Valinor

Apr 27 2008, 2:05pm


Views: 20187
Thanks

though that would mean that I first have to get a photobucket account and upload pictures there. Maybe when I have a bit more time. Provided that it truly works with MacOS ... some features that show up on a Windows computer don't show up on a Mac. It would be too easy otherwise Wink

Btw, uploading pics as attachment works for me, surprisingly, but not posting them in the post itself. Oh well, I don't need it very often - every few months or so.

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


durfalas
Bree


Apr 27 2008, 3:05pm


Views: 20252
Welcome Guillermo

Creoso, mellonamin Guillermo!

Elen sila lumenn omentilmo


Thorin Firehelm
Registered User

Apr 27 2008, 9:01pm


Views: 21268
Welcome Mr Del Toro

Mae Govannen melonn nin.

Hail traveller and well met. You are most welcome here. What an honour, how about a pipe in celebration?


hanshotfirst1138
The Shire


Apr 27 2008, 10:31pm


Views: 20500
Oh. My. God!

This is a true privilege. The opportunity to actually be on a forum and to be able to be greeted by my favorite filmmaker (and one of my favorite people in general). This is truly an experience that I never thought that I would have. It's great that you're making such an effort to become involved with the fan community Mr. del Toro. I've always dreamed of meeting you in some way shape for or fashion, but to see a filmmaker, someone who seems so distant and far away in Hollywood, actually showing up online for the fans is an incredible display of care that makes me feel truly proud to be a fan of your work and to be an aficionado of cinema and culture in general. Hopefully, your stay here will be a pleasant one, and you're certainly welcomed by me!

Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons, for you are crunchy and good with ketchup.


Nuradar
Rohan


Apr 28 2008, 12:26am


Views: 21504
Congratulations, Gillermo!

We are so excited for the movies, and I'm thrilled to see what magic you will bring to Middle Earth. I'm looking forward to you taking us there and back again.

You will have our community's support during the whole project.

Best wishes!

Nuradar


mwirkk
Rohan


Apr 28 2008, 12:49am


Views: 20765
Where and when was the pic of GdT and PJ taken?

Is it one that's been out there before? I don't remember seeing it anytime in the past few months. Credits say it's courtesy of Stuff.co.nz., with a story from The Dominion Post, dated Fri., 4/25/08. Anyone know where the two of them were when the announcement was made? LA? UK? NZ?

I think if this *was* a sendipitous event, it is truely amazing. However, it is almost too amazing to be believed. I think the timing was actually planned. Did not GdT hint at the date in his Riddle? Why wait if a likely date were so well known in advance, unless if it were to be in honour of the original story???!!!

At any rate, I must commend you Gramma. on your Eagle eye (like the Eagles that were the saving grace at the Battle of Five Armies). That was a great spot. :)

-mwirkk :)


Sunflower
Valinor

Apr 28 2008, 2:09am


Views: 19924
But he's got to have a Maya headdress.

Ya know, one of those highfalutin' jaguar things, with a ton of spiky feathers....like Quexacoatl. (sp.)

J/K.

Ya know, Ataahua, I never took a look at your avatar...R...O....F...L....(wipes tears from eyes)

That'd the kind of tongue-in-cheek thing the Irish write about Bono....

If Del Toro is a foreigner, does that count? We wouldn't carve a foreigner on Mt. Rushmore....


Sunflower
Valinor

Apr 28 2008, 2:12am


Views: 22849
"STOP...in the name of love..."

 


Gaffer Gamgee
Bree


Apr 28 2008, 6:43am


Views: 21118
Thanks...

for the riddle, Guillermo - and welcome to tORN. I'm glad to see that someone's finally going to do a serious job of the Hobbit. Now we'll really know what Thorin, Oin, Gloin, Ori, Nori, Bifur, Bofur, Bombur, Smaug, and all the rest of them really looked like! By the way - I never found out. What was the right answer to the riddle?

Heed the words of the Gaffer. For even if they not be wise, they are worth listening to.


Gaffer Gamgee
Bree


Apr 28 2008, 6:44am


Views: 20665
And PROUD of it!!!!

Thankyou very much.

Heed the words of the Gaffer. For even if they not be wise, they are worth listening to.


Gaffer Gamgee
Bree


Apr 28 2008, 6:48am


Views: 19631
GO the Gaffer! //

 

Heed the words of the Gaffer. For even if they not be wise, they are worth listening to.


Garfeimao
Rohan


Apr 28 2008, 7:45am


Views: 19937
And it ws ANZAC day Down Under

I took the dates some where coming up with from the Riddle and then looked and saw it was ANZAC day on Friday in NZ`and that would be a very nice day for PJ to be part of the announcement.




In Reply To
beginning the tale of The Hobbit! And isn't it tomorrow in NZ? April 25th? HOW COOL!

*twitch*


Peace, Love and Rock & Roll,


Garfeimao
The orange stripey One

Cruise to Middle earth


grammaboodawg
Immortal


Apr 28 2008, 9:30am


Views: 21977
Talk to the hands //

 



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grammaboodawg
Immortal


Apr 28 2008, 9:35am


Views: 21562
GdT was in NY and PJ was in LA, I think

at least that's what I've gleaned from the various little news snippets I saw during the day(s) before and after that date. From what GdT said, it sounds like the announcement was supposed to be earlier, but was delayed by some last-minute details. If they pre-planned that date, that makes them ultra geeky and makes ME smile! :D



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"Barney Snow was here." ~Hug like a hobbit!~ "In my heaven..."


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ohtar77
Registered User

Apr 30 2008, 4:14am


Views: 18694
G. del Toro should have done LOTR too.

    Hi fans and hopefully Guillermo. I haven't posted since the XenArwen days when I rather gave up on my hope for Jackson's LOTR and I hope others are as happy about Guillermo del Toro directing the Hobbit as I am. We've seen already that GDT can use film to move and engage us but I'm particularly excited about his ability to quietly and gently astonish (see Pan's Labyrinth). Jackson's work (though obviously a labor of love) relied too heavily on special effects and action to entertain. Go back and read the scenes like the Temptation of Galadriel or the Awakening of Theoden - or if you don't believe me read Roger Ebert's FotR review. del Toro knows how to communicate subtext through performance whereas Jackson seems to feel most comfortable having his actors dictate subtext: "nothing ever dampens your spirits" or "you have come for information" should be messages a film communicates, not pieces of dialog. I also feel confident that del Toro will try not to make a Hobbit that is as Hollywood Conscious as Jackson's LOTR. Much was made of the independence Jackson showed in filming everything in New Zealand but his LOTR is chock full of Hollywood: one-liners, sudden awakening from dreams, and improbable-but-cool action setpieces. I believe GDT has the sensibility to appreciate some of the more quaint and curious moments in Tolkien, moments that may not play well in studio boardrooms but that fans are nevertheless hungry for - if not for Tolkien at least for something that isn't a cliche. The magic of Tolkien is in discovery. The Hobbits are the perfect guides because they are unaware of the vastness of their world - and that world is revealed during a journey of walking many hundreds of miles. If Tolkien wanted them to understand their world before entering it he would have given them a way, but he knew that the story would lose it's immediacy if the audience knew ahead of time what Mordor, Edoras or Isengard were like in detail. Jackson (or Raimi or any Hollywood director) are afraid to give an audience anything they might not understand at the first pass - del Toro realizes that you can respect your audience enough not to dumb things down for them. Once, after reading an audience one of his poems, Robert Frost was asked to explain it. He said: "You mean you want me to say it again only not as well?" Here's hoping that Bilbo will be more Ofelia in Pan's Labyrinth and less Anne Darrow in King Kong.


MrCere
Sr. Staff


Apr 30 2008, 11:13pm


Views: 20294
"or if you don't believe me read Roger Ebert's FotR review"

Really? Ebert's opinion holds little weight for me and yet you quote him as though his is The Final Word in film. I was more able to consider your words before getting to that part. He is the most famous film critic to be sure which gives him no extra credibility for me. Thanks for the post. Tongue

I have no choice but to believe in free will.

The cake is a lie
The cake is a lie
The cake is a lie




mordor89
Bree

Oct 11 2008, 3:07am


Views: 49916
ian holm

MUST reprise the role


as i said here (http://newboards.theonering.net/...gi?post=92075;#92075) i know but i shanefuly allowed it to go dreadfully off topic