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Video-interview with Guillermo del Toro on Youtube about Die Saat (The Strain) with new revelation about The Hobbit:

Theodred
Lorien


Nov 8 2009, 11:24pm

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Video-interview with Guillermo del Toro on Youtube about Die Saat (The Strain) with new revelation about The Hobbit: Can't Post

A new video on Youtube has been placed with Guillermo del Toro, with a German voice-over translated interview, in which Guillermo del Toro revealed new information about The Hobbit (From 03:35):

Comment voice-over: "Everything's a big secret, but there's something he still wants to reveal nonetheless."
Guillermo del Toro (translated): "In The Hobbit I will play a small monster. I will transform myself in a small creature, not an important monster, just a type 'background'."

He also said he will take with him to New Zealand duplicates from 350 books of his library, that he always takes with him. Besides, he will take 3000 movies with him that he wants to see, no matter what, because they are his favorite movies.

You can watch the video here:

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Ataahua
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Nov 8 2009, 11:54pm

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Now *that's* how you do a cameo! [In reply to] Can't Post

But I wonder, will viewers be able to spot the Guillermo critter or will GDT be too transformed for us to tell?

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Captain Salt
Tol Eressea

Nov 9 2009, 12:40am

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Might we have a pleasantly plump Goblin in our future...? [In reply to] Can't Post

Or will he have mandibles hanging off of his face as a lovably rotund Spider of Mirkwood? Tongue


Hellmistress
Lorien


Nov 9 2009, 1:11am

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He's done this before ... [In reply to] Can't Post

... as a Halloween dragon in HELLBOY, and he used to do makeup and play monsters back in the day. So keep your eyes peeled ... ;)

HM


Steelsheen
The Shire


Nov 9 2009, 7:15am

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a Goblin PA? [In reply to] Can't Post

initially i thought GDT could be one of the dwarfs (looking pretty dwarfish himself Tongue) but he did say creature, could he play one of the sub-goblins of the Goblin King?

speaking of cameo appearances, what about good 'ol PJ? wouldnt want to break tradition and not be in an LOTR (related) movie.


Elven
Valinor


Nov 9 2009, 4:49pm

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I remember him saying ... [In reply to] Can't Post

(tongue in cheek) he and Peter would be running around in the background with their T-shirts over their heads - and I was REALLY hoping to see that! Please do that in the blooper/outake reel.

But it does make me think he might cameo 'with' PJ! That would be cool!

.. and here's GdT and Mike Mignola in the Hellboy cameo Smile


(Oversized image removed - sorry Elven. Ataahua.)



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dormouse
Half-elven

Nov 9 2009, 6:39pm

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It's a pity... [In reply to] Can't Post

... the Argonath doesn't appear in The Hobbit Wink

(psst... I'm only joking!)


Elven
Valinor


Nov 9 2009, 7:17pm

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LOL!!! // [In reply to] Can't Post

 


Swishtail.

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Guillermo
Rivendell

Nov 9 2009, 9:45pm

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Creature [In reply to] Can't Post

I had a hand on the design of the creature and I will personally sculpt the appliances that will be applied on my face and hands. I used to sculpt the creatures for NECROPIA (my FX company) and I miss it a bit.

I will have a line or two and die quickly.

G


Theodred
Lorien


Nov 9 2009, 10:01pm

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Thank you Guillermo, [In reply to] Can't Post

I'm looking forward to find out which creature you are. Maybe it's possible to wave, to make it a bit easier for us? Tongue
But anyway, since you're playing in The Hobbit yourself, you're officially now a member of the cast, so there's one more actor to add to the list on IMDB: Smile

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PettyMim
Rivendell


Nov 9 2009, 10:17pm

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Souns like fun.... [In reply to] Can't Post

we could have used your skills at halloween - my daugher was supposed to look like a vampire but she ended up looking more like a clown!


Mark Sommer
Rivendell


Nov 10 2009, 2:26am

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Goblin? [In reply to] Can't Post

Look for the Goblin with a Hispanic accent.Smile

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dernwyn
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Nov 10 2009, 2:51am

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Speak, fiend, and expire! [In reply to] Can't Post

But what fun - thank you for the heads-up! Smile


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mae govannen
Tol Eressea


Nov 10 2009, 3:28am

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Psst, Guillermo!... About that 'New Argonath' drawing [In reply to] Can't Post

with you and PJ as the two statues:
as you expressed the wish to get a copy of it, you'll find it waiting for you in that thread about 'Total Film' (and your interview for it) where you wrote an answer, 'the Ladies', to a post of mine, and then declared that 'New Argonath' drawing on my posts to be 'Beautiful!'.
I have had the idea for it, and TORnsib grammaboodawg drew it, so both of us have posted there for you some background documentation, along with the real size drawing by gramma.
We are glad and honored to present this little fun gift to you and PJ!...

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Glorfindel
Rivendell

Nov 10 2009, 4:59am

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Gotta be spiders, no? [In reply to] Can't Post

I can't figure out how to do the fancy quoty thing but here's what Mr GDT said in the Totalfilm article.

"Well, they are the progeny of Shelob, but Shelob was quite a promiscuous girl [laughs]. She mated with many partners. And insects and spiders are incredibly adaptable creatures. There will be spiders… [Laughs]
That sounds like a Paul Thomas Anderson sequel: There Will Be Spiders! But they are visually quite striking and in a different way to Shelob.

I wish I could tell you more but I would be spoiling it again. They are very different. They are more creatures of the shadow, more creatures of the deep forest. They are not earth nesting. They are nesting in the canopies so physically they have adapted to that environment."

Oooh, oooh.... and he also says in his post that he personally crafted the appendages (or something) that go on his face and hands and if the spiders are nesting in the canopies they need claws to climb the trees. Did you know that all spiders have two claws on their feet but web-spinning ones have three? As if they weren't creep enough already. And Mr GDT is afraid of spiders so maybe this is a way of overcoming his fear.

Or maybe I'm just spinning a web of lies...


orcbane
Gondor


Nov 10 2009, 6:10am

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Monster ? [In reply to] Can't Post

I like the idea of the people behind the camera (or computer) getting to be in the movie. It seems a nice reward for the work you don't see.

But 'Monster' has me puzzled.

It could mean a Goblin, or Spider, or Warg, etc. (or 'Hobgoblin' which is meantioned in the book & I would like to see interpreted) And I am kind of really hoping it does mean one of those.

Not sure newly invented creatures, outside of the flora and fauna of Middle Earth will work for me.

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Elven
Valinor


Nov 10 2009, 10:57am

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Cant wait for that ... [In reply to] Can't Post


In Reply To
I had a hand on the design of the creature and I will personally sculpt the appliances that will be applied on my face and hands. I used to sculpt the creatures for NECROPIA (my FX company) and I miss it a bit.

I will have a line or two and die quickly.

G



Sounds like more fun!
Speculation time ... I was thinking Spider (like others here) - but that might rule out a double cameo with PJ, as he would might scare himself to death - nothing screams louder, sweats more, or runs faster than an aracnofobe in a spiders costume trying to get away from its self ... maybe thats a good thing - PJ could faint at the end of it and you can call 'cut' Wink

Im so looking forward to seeing what you have come up with.
Cheers GdT
Elven

and ppls - here's the smaller version of GdT (Dragon) and Mike Mignola (Knight) in Hellboy cameo mode - sorry the last one was a bit big...




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Woodyend
Gondor


Nov 10 2009, 5:09pm

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"I can't figure out how to do the fancy quoty thing" [In reply to] Can't Post

Here you go.

First highlight what you’d like in quotations, then click this button found just under the subject window.

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Jazmine
Tol Eressea


Nov 10 2009, 6:07pm

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Oooh I'll look forward to that! [In reply to] Can't Post

It'll be fun looking out for you!


Idril Celebrindal
Tol Eressea


Nov 10 2009, 8:44pm

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Even better! [In reply to] Can't Post

Could Guillermo be one of the three trolls? Or the Great Goblin? I guess we'll just have to wait and see! Cool

As for wargs, I'm totally jazzed that they are going to be beautiful, sinister, and wolfish. Couldn't abide the hyena wargs.


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Glorfindel
Rivendell

Nov 10 2009, 10:28pm

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Thank you! [In reply to] Can't Post

I'm a bit of a luddite when it comes to these things. Should get my 13 year old to post instead!


Cass
The Shire


Nov 11 2009, 12:39am

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

Well at least its something. :P

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deej
Tol Eressea


Nov 11 2009, 1:28pm

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Then I guess you're not going to be playing Smaug? [In reply to] Can't Post

Wink That would be pretty cool, though.

Looking forward to seeing what you and the rest of the team have come up with!


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grammaboodawg
Immortal


Nov 12 2009, 5:28pm

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That'll be fun! [In reply to] Can't Post

a mini-Hellboy-gollumesque-gobliny thing? ;)

I think cameos are a hoot! They become one of the highlights I look for throughtout LotR!

I think Mike M & your cameos as a knight and a dragon in Hellboy I was very prophetic ;)


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