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If Only Peter Jackson could see himself now...

BornOutOfTheWest
Rivendell


Dec 29 2012, 10:50pm

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I was watching the 'Passing on an age' extra on ROTK extended edition when Peter Jackson says something like "I certainly will never be doing a project of this scale again" (Or something similar). I'm afraid PJ, you've got yourself into a project even BIGGER than Lord Of the Rings :P


Magpie
Immortal


Dec 29 2012, 10:55pm

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on this topic, it's worth checking out... [In reply to] Can't Post

Lindele's thoughts on the subject.

See his post here: http://newboards.theonering.net/...i?post=551092#551092


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YaznegSouth40
Rivendell

Dec 30 2012, 12:05am

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He certainly has gotten himself... [In reply to] Can't Post

into a project that I predict as well as you did , that will be bigger than LOTR! You just watch! Two years from now is when we all will be able to tell the most!


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Ave Moria
Rivendell


Dec 30 2012, 1:27am

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Just wait [In reply to] Can't Post

About 5-7 years from now when WB and NL look at the 1.5 billion they netted from these three, not including merch and home video releases, and they magically find a way to obtain the Silmarillion rights.

I predict an HBO series that makes Game of Thrones look like two kids playing swords in Burger King hats.

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painjoiker
Grey Havens


Dec 30 2012, 2:08am

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Hopefully a more subtle director than Jackson should do it then! [In reply to] Can't Post

I want other stuff from Jackson now, not just Middle-Earth Smile
Silmarillion is a whole different thing and needs less visuals and more subtle approach Smile

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Kangi Ska
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Dec 30 2012, 2:45am

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I wouldn't hold my breath on the Silmarillion [In reply to] Can't Post

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ForestPark
Rivendell


Dec 30 2012, 2:55am

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Yes !!!! [In reply to] Can't Post

Then i will kick in another $18 a month!!!!


Mahtion
Rivendell

Dec 30 2012, 8:21am

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The Silmarillion is Inevitable [In reply to] Can't Post

The copyright on the Silmarillion will expire eventually and I hope to live to see that day. A miniseries would be great considering most of the main characters (Noldor of the house of Finarfin and Feanor) will have reprising roles across the series until the bitter end when the Doom of Mandos is realized fully.


DanielLB
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Dec 30 2012, 9:16am

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I think there's more chance it never being adapted, than there is it being adapted.

And I hope it stays that way.

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JWPlatt
Grey Havens


Dec 30 2012, 5:37pm

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Good Point [In reply to] Can't Post

Considering the direction Peter Jackson takes with the material of Middle Earth, I would want a serious treatment of The Silmarillion without the childish humor. Humor is fine - just not Jackson's kind. Jackson is not a fit for my vision of what The Silmarillion should be. I'd like sweeping drama and unmitigated ethereal magic of the adult sort. Jackson has too much suppressed the magic of Middle Earth.


Chainsaw Charlie
Bree


Dec 30 2012, 6:03pm

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Considering the direction Peter Jackson takes with the material of Middle Earth, I would want a serious treatment of The Silmarillion without the childish humor. Humor is fine - just not Jackson's kind. Jackson is not a fit for my vision of what The Silmarillion should be. I'd like sweeping drama and unmitigated ethereal magic of the adult sort. Jackson has too much suppressed the magic of Middle Earth.


You seem really sharp and dedicated, but perhaps not so sharp and dedicated to have given a single thought to a singularly obvious idea: D.I.Y.

Video cameras and processing is inexpensive compared to even Super8 film (back in the day).

There is a road map, and it's perfectly simple:

Make some videos. Post them on youtube, or enter them to conventions and/or film festivals. Shop them internationally. Get noticed. Be the underdog -- spend a few years making original works part-time in your basement and hone your skills. Simple. Now you've proved your skills and worth and value.

Then, go to a studio, acquire the film rights to Silmarillion, ask for a modest budget of, ooooh, say, $300-million dollars, cast some actors, start rolling and go to town.

Please, I cannot wait!

Show us YOUR "vision of what The Silmarillion should be" with "sweeping drama and unmitigated ethereal magic of the adult sort."

You'll be my New Hero.

You might even make a name for yourself, and pocket a few dollars to buy your own Hobbit-hole.


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JWPlatt
Grey Havens


Dec 30 2012, 6:41pm

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I think you'd be better motivated to the job than me. Let me know when you've taken your own advice. ;)


unexpectedvisitor
Rohan

Dec 31 2012, 4:59pm

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Silmarillion ain't ever happening [In reply to] Can't Post

not in anything that remotely resembles the book form, at least.

to even begin an approach on the Silmarillion it would require millions and millions of dollars for pre-production alone. no studio is going to fork that over for a project with no central characters or conventional narrative. maybe one section of the Silmarillion could get turned into a movie. i think that's about all you could expect.

for those asking for a more "subtle" director...listen, those types of directors don't do fantasy. and, in fact, LotR doesn't require pure subtlety. there needs to be a layer of subtlety, absolutely, but on the surface there has to be a LOT of passion and imagination to bring this world to life. PJ has never been a director with a ton of restraint (even Heavenly Creatures overflows with creativity). while that may have its downsides, it is inherent to who he is as an artist and is one of the reasons he would even try to tackle a project as gargantuan and epic in scope as Tolkien's work in the first place, bringing such an earnest vision to executing cinematic versions of Tolkien's intertwining stories. but PJ also savors the human drama and quieter moments, and also the things working behind the scenes, and so there is that level of subtlety to his movies, even when they are in-your-face and unhinged.

 
 

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