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Directors that MUST NOT direct 'The Hobbit'
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Compa_Mighty
Tol Eressea


Jun 3 2010, 5:19am

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Michael Bay [In reply to] Can't Post

Uncle George Lucas. I really love all of his work (well perhaps not Attack of the Clones, with a few in-movie exceptions) but he shouldn't do this.

Quentin Tarantino. Need I say anything?

Woody Allen. See above.

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

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AinurOlorin
Half-elven

Jun 3 2010, 6:56am

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You have forgotten Legend. [In reply to] Can't Post

Mesh Legend with Gladiator, you have a good deal. Aliens, Legend, Gladiator and the films below. . . Epics, magic and monsters are old hat for him. I think he deserves serious consideration. . . as to Tim Burton. . . I wouldn't rule him out. I have trouble seing Johnny Depp as Bilbo Bagins, but I DO think Burton could pull of the mix of dark, whimsy, enchantment and comedy that will be requisite for this film.

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I really like Scott but I think he would be wrong wrong wrong for The Hobbit. Gladiator, Robin Hood, and Kingdom of Heaven-like movies is what he does best. I doubt he would master fantasy.

George Lucas - No thanks...


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Lunamoth
Rohan


Jun 3 2010, 1:30pm

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Rob Zombie // [In reply to] Can't Post

 

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Lunamoth
Rohan


Jun 3 2010, 1:31pm

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Oh! and Guy Ritchie // [In reply to] Can't Post

 

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Elven
Valinor


Jun 3 2010, 1:41pm

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Ron Howard - A big NO ... no, no, NO! [In reply to] Can't Post

and just to make sure Im being heard ...
NOOOOOOO!!


shadowdog
Rohan

Jun 3 2010, 2:42pm

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Tim Burton [In reply to] Can't Post

Doesn't have the three years or so that this would take clear on his schedule.


Elladan
Rivendell

Jun 3 2010, 3:24pm

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Who does? [In reply to] Can't Post

Seriously I doubt anyone but a retired director will have a 3 year clear schedule to up and move to New Zealand with in a few months. That will be one of the biggest things to deal with I think.

I honestly cant make any suggestions, I dont have a clue who has directed most things. Though I have to wonder if Cuaron read the prisoner of Azkaban before directing it, or just got someone to write a synopsis for him. I also have to worry about continuity as he seemed to change everything from the first 2 films, in direct conflict to the book, which is not something I want to see happen. To be fair though I thought all of the Harry Potter films were pale shadows of the books, getting paler all the time. Havent seen Children of men.


Legalize_Athelas
Lorien


Jun 3 2010, 3:42pm

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Jon Amiel [In reply to] Can't Post

He's given us countless timeless classics such as "The Man Who Knew Too Little" and "The Core." However having Bilbo journey to THE CENTER OF THE EARTH (aka Goblin Town) and back again, only to confront a "prosthetic" Smaug the Magnificent while unwittingly pretending to assassinate the Necromancer and finally drifting apart from his beloved Frodo upon his return to Bag End, would simply be too much.

To that I say, "Nay."

On the other hand, Bill Murray has always been my first choice for Bilbo.

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(This post was edited by Legalize_Athelas on Jun 3 2010, 3:43pm)


merklynn
Lorien


Jun 3 2010, 3:52pm

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Goodbye GDT [In reply to] Can't Post

My original post was made in a thread that just got deleted, so my post went with it as part of the "collateral damage". As instructed by Altaira I'm reposting.

I've been laying low for a while. But, I want to say how shocked and saddened I am by GDT having to leave. I'm not angry with him in the least. In fact, I completely respect his position and we should all be frustrated with MGM and its shareholders for dithering to their own detriment. Very upsetting. But, after a couple of days of this sinking in I want to add my thoughts on a replacement.

My first choice is PJ. He may not have wanted to direct it originally, but he directed LOTR and has been heavily involved in the scripting for The Hobbit. Both he and GDT remain involved in the scripts which are practically finished (as I understand it). My first choice would always have been PJ from the beginning, but I had fallen in love with the idea of GDT bringing his vision to the project. Some of that will still exist via the script and the pre-production creatures and design.

However, I am really unhappy with some of the typical names being thrown around for replacement director. I'd much prefer someone like Alfonso Cuaron because, again, as I understand it, he does not have a giant ego and has handled similar material to the Hobbit in the shape of HP3. I do not agree that he would distort the movie away from the book. I believe that as the script is already set in place, any divergence from the book has already been fairly well set in stone. But, based upon the style of HP3, this would fit comfortably, for me, with the Hobbit and still flow with LOTR. I can definitely accept / give a chance to Cuaron.

People like Ron Howard, Ridley Scott, James Cameron, etc etc are all very big personalities with very big movies and I hope for something a bit more intimate and personal than what I've come to expect from these guys. Who will be suggested next? Michael Bey? Please no.

So, PJ or Cuaron for me are the best suggestions so far. Whoever is chosen in the end, I wish them the best of luck.


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merklynn
Lorien


Jun 3 2010, 3:54pm

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I actually know Rob Zombie and this idea is just scary. So no. Even tho he's a friend. - NT [In reply to] Can't Post

 

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Lunamoth
Rohan


Jun 3 2010, 3:59pm

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Exactly why I mentioned him in this thread. ;-)// [In reply to] Can't Post

 

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Patty
Immortal


Jun 3 2010, 4:01pm

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"Who does"? [In reply to] Can't Post

exactly. This is a big chunk of time for anybody to have to MOVE to a different country or miss seeing his family. Are ya listening, Pete?
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merklynn
Lorien


Jun 3 2010, 4:03pm

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Well, I wholeheartedly agree! - NT [In reply to] Can't Post

 

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deej
Tol Eressea


Jun 3 2010, 7:40pm

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Not Kevin Smith [In reply to] Can't Post

I actually like Kevin's films, but he would NOT be a good fit for The Hobbit!


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Laitholiel_the_SeaElf
Lorien


Jun 3 2010, 9:09pm

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You beat me to it. [In reply to] Can't Post

Rewatching Episode III a few days ago on t.v. just made the bile rise up in my throat. So much wasted potential. I don't want to be saying that about The Hobbit three years from now (or ten years, if current delays are any indication).




But you are what you love,
And not what loves you back.
And I'm in love with illusions
So saw me in half.
I'm in love with tricks
So pull another rabbit out your hat.




Laitholiel_the_SeaElf
Lorien


Jun 3 2010, 9:16pm

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But without explosions how does the story move forward? [In reply to] Can't Post

Frankly every time I see something explode now a little voice in the back of my head perks up and says "Michael Bay!"

In fact I think Michael Bay was the target audience for the newest Iron Man movie. At least, that was how I summed up my experience of it Crazy




But you are what you love,
And not what loves you back.
And I'm in love with illusions
So saw me in half.
I'm in love with tricks
So pull another rabbit out your hat.




Kyriel
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Jun 3 2010, 11:34pm

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How can this thread possibly have gone on so long without any mention of ... [In reply to] Can't Post

Gawker.com's favorite "fauxteur," Brett Ratner? I mean, seriously, where's the love?

Oh, wait. You can find it on Gawker yourself, and you don't even have to look very far. I don't dare post a link, though. Evil


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

(This post was edited by Kyriel on Jun 3 2010, 11:34pm)


Pipe Dream
Gondor


Jun 4 2010, 12:38am

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Is Kevin Costner a no? [In reply to] Can't Post

Dances with Wargs or maybe Gollum's Waterworld?


grammaboodawg
Immortal


Jun 4 2010, 1:32am

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Woody Allen? [In reply to] Can't Post

So... the Shire is in New York now? ;) I can see the Company trekking round and round in Central Park... And Smaug's waiting for them at the top of the Rock. Elrond would make a great therapist :D


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sphdle1
Gondor


Jun 4 2010, 3:24pm

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Tim Burton [In reply to] Can't Post

I wouldn't rule him out... also, M. Knight Shamalan might be an interesting possibility...?


sphdle1
Gondor


Jun 4 2010, 3:26pm

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I wouldn't rule him out [In reply to] Can't Post

He knows how to move a story line forward very well


sphdle1
Gondor


Jun 4 2010, 3:33pm

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Garry Marshall [In reply to] Can't Post

 


Gandalf'sMother
Rohan

Jun 4 2010, 4:15pm

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

Robin Hood IS fantasy, you know... :)


Gandalf'sMother
Rohan

Jun 4 2010, 4:22pm

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Seriously? [In reply to] Can't Post

You mean, as opposed to the rest of the HP films? The soulless, color-by-numbers films?


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He caused the downfall of Harry Potter, don't want him doing the same to Tolkien. Why Mr. Editor of TORN suggested him I will never know. Picking him would mean taking out all the plot points we love about the Hobbit and replacing them with un-needed filler and failed humor.



carnivorousrabbit
The Shire


Jun 4 2010, 4:47pm

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The third one was the worst out of all of them [In reply to] Can't Post

The first and second were the closest to decent. They felt the like the books and had a soul. Fourth movie I feel they were kind of trying but failed. Fifth and six had no soul. But nothing compares to the vast empty void that is the third movie. Mr. Alfonso was the first to break continuity and to twist the books to the director's messed up liking that breaks character. Maybe I'm bias cause the third book was my favorite (as I hear from a lot of people) and he destroyed it, maybe I'm not cause I've lost feeling for the series. Either way, Alfonso for the Hobbit would be disastrous. His style didn't work for Harry Potter, and wouldn't work for Tolkien.

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