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Ian McKellen 'The aim is to start filming in January'

News from Bree
spymaster@theonering.net

Sep 11 2010, 7:14am

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Ian McKellen 'The aim is to start filming in January' Can't Post

Ringer Kookie sends us this link to The Bolton News where Ian McKellen was promoting a new project, but also spoke briefly on The Hobbit films. Everyone's favorite Gandalf confirms recent reports that the planned start of filming is January 2011.
FILMING on The Hobbit, the long-awaited prequel to The Lord of the Rings, should start in the new year, according to former Bolton School boy Sir Ian McKellen.

“The aim is to start filming in January,” he said.

Learn more about his new project through the following link. [Read More]


Ruijor
Rohan


Sep 11 2010, 12:45pm

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We shall see about that my dear Gandalf, we shall see... [In reply to] Can't Post

Seeing it to believe it is the motto nowadays...Tongue


Earl
Forum Admin / Moderator


Sep 11 2010, 12:48pm

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I don't know why, but... [In reply to] Can't Post

... I have a feeling he's gonna be right this time. We'll see though Cool



Bond-Of-Blood
Rivendell


Sep 11 2010, 12:49pm

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That's what he told me months ago... [In reply to] Can't Post

...And what I was told in June. I passed the message on to the board! Shooting begins in New Zealand summertime.

So how is this news? Unless I'm being ignored!? TongueBlushFrown


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Kangi Ska
Half-elven


Sep 11 2010, 12:56pm

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January in Hobbiton. [In reply to] Can't Post

I have asked the US Defense Department to reposition a satellite for good spy shots.

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deej
Tol Eressea


Sep 11 2010, 1:00pm

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Do I dare hope? [In reply to] Can't Post

I really want to believe this...and January would (weather-wise) be a great time to start shooting in New Zealand...


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Tim
Tol Eressea


Sep 11 2010, 1:02pm

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Don't worry BoB [In reply to] Can't Post

I remember you saying it and I believed you. Laugh

King Arthur: Who are you who can summon fire without flint or tinder?
Tim: There are some who call me... Tim.

Tim: No I don't talk about my love life for a very good reason, and that reason is I don't have one. Which is very good news for the ladies-I am still available. I'm a heck of a catch, cos, er well look at it. I live in Slough, in a lovely house, with my parents. I have my own room, which I've had since yep, since I was born. That's seen a lot of action I tell you. Mainly dusting. I went to university for a year as well, before I dropped out, so I'm a quitter. So, er, form an orderly queue ladies.


Rogash
Bree

Sep 11 2010, 1:11pm

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If it is true... [In reply to] Can't Post

...that's great ! Cool
But what about Peter Jackson decision? The rumor on Blomkamp is probably wrong,he has a project called ''Elysium'' ?


Bond-Of-Blood
Rivendell


Sep 11 2010, 1:14pm

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See my comments on Blomkamp thread. [In reply to] Can't Post


In Reply To
...that's great ! Cool
But what about Peter Jackson decision? The rumor on Blomkamp is probably wrong,he has a project called ''Elysium'' ?



Pipe Dream
Gondor


Sep 11 2010, 3:26pm

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We won't really know if it's true... [In reply to] Can't Post

...until these signs start popping up all over New Zealand. Smile



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Rogash
Bree

Sep 11 2010, 5:33pm

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''Neill Blomkamp directing Elysium but not The Hobbit'' [In reply to] Can't Post

''
OK, first up, no great surprise that when Neill Blomkamps representatives finally spoke up about the rumor that he would direct The Hobbit, their response was, uh, no.
At the end of last week a report from The One Ring, firmly characterized even there as rumor, suggested that Blomkamp was the choice to direct The Hobbit. Easy to see where that would come from, given his prior experience working with Peter Jackson on District 9. But Vulture talked to an insider from Blomkamps agency, WME, who said that he isnt directing and hasnt even been contacted.
But the more interesting news to come out of Vultures report is that the sci-fi film Blomkamp has talked about over the past year is called Elysium. A recap on details about that one after the break.
Vultures report that nixes the Blomkamp in the Shire rumor says that hes working on Elysium, an original sci-fi script of his, for Media Rights Capital.
That makes Elysium the name of the film that he mentioned back in October

Read more: Neill Blomkamps New Sci-Fi Film is Called Elysium; Reps Say He Wont Direct The Hobbit | /Film http://www.slashfilm.com/...bit/#ixzz0zF9F86L4''


Tim
Tol Eressea


Sep 11 2010, 5:59pm

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Neill seems to have more to gain from Elysium [In reply to] Can't Post

Not only did his camp say that they were working on Elysium, but that they were NOT part of The Hobbit. It seems to make more sense to me that Blomkamp has more to gain (personally) from working on something he's created himself rather than something PJ and GDT created. This makes it more likely in my little mind that Neill is not working on The Hobbit and that this rumor (that he is) is false.

King Arthur: Who are you who can summon fire without flint or tinder?
Tim: There are some who call me... Tim.

Tim: No I don't talk about my love life for a very good reason, and that reason is I don't have one. Which is very good news for the ladies-I am still available. I'm a heck of a catch, cos, er well look at it. I live in Slough, in a lovely house, with my parents. I have my own room, which I've had since yep, since I was born. That's seen a lot of action I tell you. Mainly dusting. I went to university for a year as well, before I dropped out, so I'm a quitter. So, er, form an orderly queue ladies.


Silverlode
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Sep 11 2010, 7:49pm

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It's not news. [In reply to] Can't Post

We heard it here first from you. Smile But the home page reports every new article that comes out, even if it only repeats what's been said a hundred times before.

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."
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rings7
Rohan


Sep 11 2010, 11:03pm

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Ok, i'll try to believe [In reply to] Can't Post

But if this was true, like really true, i think that by now we would at least know who the heck is gonna play Bilbo.


Elven
Valinor


Sep 11 2010, 11:43pm

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If thats the case then Sir Ian... [In reply to] Can't Post

should be pleased.
Dont want to loose our favourite wizard, do we Cool


merlwynd
Rivendell


Sep 12 2010, 10:58am

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a little faith [In reply to] Can't Post

have a little faith people....listen to Bob - hes a man in the know!
As a wise man once said - 'be cool'!Cool

MERLWYND


jschomburg
Rivendell

Sep 12 2010, 5:13pm

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I'll be looking for photo's of the "Warning" sings in NZ... [In reply to] Can't Post

Those would be great for the scrapbook.


phredegar
Bree

Sep 13 2010, 10:20am

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

Oh, no - your insistence on staying cool has just started this up in my sad mind...

Arthur Fonzarelli...Gandalf
Richie Cunningham...Bilbo
Arnold...Thorin
Ralph Malph, Potsie, Laverne & Shirley et al ...Dwarves
Chachi and Joanie...Fili/Kili
Mr Cunningham...Gloin

...sorry...


dormouse
Half-elven

Sep 13 2010, 11:04am

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Not that cool! ;-) // [In reply to] Can't Post

 


grammaboodawg
Immortal


Sep 18 2010, 2:02am

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*flying tackle-hugs Ian M* [In reply to] Can't Post

I JUST LOVE THAT MAN!!! He's so great about giving us these little tidbits of hope and encouragement! BLESS 'IM!

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dormouse
Half-elven

Sep 18 2010, 6:05pm

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I'm not really up for flying tackling anyone.... [In reply to] Can't Post

.... knowing me, I'd miss! But I know what you mean about Ian McKellen. I'm watching the Extended Edition appendices of RotK at the moment and there are two favourite moments - in the costume section when he says they haven't invented any suitable underwear for Gandalf, and gives a sneaky wink to the camera, and the other, when he says that if he feels down he has only to think of the welcome they received before the Wellington premiere. There's so much of what made the films special for me, just in those two remarks.


Mithrandr
Lorien


Sep 20 2010, 7:22pm

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Ian mckellen [In reply to] Can't Post

my personal hero:) thanks for the info!

I'm becoming a believer again!

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