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Poll: Do you think Peter Jackson should make The Simarillion next?
What is The Simarillion?
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Oct 6 2012, 1:50pm

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I love the book but The only version of the sil I would want to see is one directly involving the Tolkien estate, (which will never happen, and they aren't in the know ehn it comes to filmaking anyway), tolkein spent almost 50 years writing and shaping that book on and off, with his son doing the final touches, given how much LOTR changed from the books, I personally think in a way it would a bit insulting of PJ to even try it. He was directly quouted as saying:

'Sure its not really Lord of the Rings but it could be a pretty cool movie anyway'

(I'm a massive purist when it comes to the sil...)

The sil is so differnt from Tolkien's other works (incest betrayal, murder, outright religous imagery, a 600 year main storyline) that the only way PJ would able to get funding would be to change it dramtically, remember he primarily makes the films for people who haven't read the books, no offense to people who haven't read the book but I dread to think how he would change it to simply it-There's no hobbits or gandalf so where's the marketing hook?

He would only get funding if he could tie it in with his existing films-given how most of the connecting material was missed out in LOTR films I can't see how he would do this, personally for me his films were at the worst when deviating too much from the source material, the silmarillion is really only a summary of what was intended so would require alot of re-writing and guesswork to turn into a film, This isn't designed as hate thread against pj, I simply think the book is too hard to adapt and remain faifthful for anyone, whilst still being populist for non-book readers.

But hey that's just my feelings, you never know I could change my mind come december...Smile

(This post was edited by malickfan on Oct 6 2012, 1:52pm)

Subject User Time
Do you think Peter Jackson should make The Simarillion next? Preciousssss Oct 6 2012, 4:35am
    No. Elizabeth Send a private message to Elizabeth Oct 6 2012, 6:27am
    Impossible! JWPlatt Oct 6 2012, 7:34am
    Trailer 2? / DanielLB Send a private message to DanielLB Oct 6 2012, 8:06am
    No malickfan Send a private message to malickfan Oct 6 2012, 1:50pm
    Eventually burgahobbit Send a private message to burgahobbit Oct 7 2012, 12:31pm
    I'd like to see it happen, but I doubt it will. Patty Send a private message to Patty Oct 9 2012, 12:26pm
    I don't think anyone should The Sil... diedye Send a private message to diedye Oct 9 2012, 6:06pm
        mini-series / anthology series Magpie Send a private message to Magpie Oct 9 2012, 7:47pm
    Nope. Otaku-sempai Send a private message to Otaku-sempai Oct 9 2012, 10:13pm
    Dont think he should. imin Send a private message to imin Oct 10 2012, 4:38pm
    Given a choice between Escapist Send a private message to Escapist Oct 10 2012, 4:46pm
    Sure... Donry Send a private message to Donry Oct 13 2012, 3:06am
    Hmmmmmmm... Joe-Mathews Send a private message to Joe-Mathews Oct 25 2012, 2:50am
    Absolutely. Durin's Folk Send a private message to Durin's Folk Nov 3 2012, 4:00am


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