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'What Say You' - The Hobbit Movie Reports ~ Rumours & Rumblings ~ Del Toro in talks to Direct ~ Jan 08

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Jan 28 2008, 10:12am


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This is from a heads up from Earl on the Main Discussion Page, and no doubt we'll soon see it on the Home Page, and possibly another thread ... but I am just continuing with the 'What Say You" threads which started last year ...


Some questions .... Smile

What do you think about the report ... true or false ... or something in between?
Do you think it is for both movies if it be true?
What do you think about Del Toro Directing The Hobbit?
Do you think there is a chance or change - that Peter will direct the Hobbit or the other film?

If you believe it to be true - what do you feel Del Toro will bring to the Hobbit?
Are you happy with this choice?


What are your other thoughts on this current report?




Article from Reuters online news:
http://www.reuters.com/...dUSN2842023120080128




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Del Toro doubles up to direct big-screen "Hobbit"
By Borys Kit


LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Guillermo del Toro is in talks to direct back-to-back installments of J.R.R. Tolkien's "The Hobbit," which is being co-financed by New Line and MGM.
Del Toro's name was on a short list of directors who could tackle the project, one of the most anticipated literary adaptations of the past decade. An ill-chosen director for "Hobbit" could put billions of dollars at stake for New Line and MGM and could turn off an audience that encompasses millions of passionate readers, Tolkien fans and obsessive geeks.

Few filmmakers have the cachet that del Toro has, as well as a deep love for the source material, an assured grasp of fantasy filmmaking and an understanding and command of geek culture as well as its respect. Del Toro has built that goodwill through such films as the Oscar-nominated "Pan's Labyrinth," "Hellboy," "Blade 2" (which was made by New Line) and "The Devil's Backbone."

For New Line, making "Hobbit" had become a priority in the wake of its billion-dollar success with the Oscar-winning "Lord of the Rings" movies, which were co-written and directed by Peter Jackson. Jackson wanted to adapt "Hobbit," but when he got into a dispute with the studio over profit participation, the project went into limbo; neither New Line nor MGM, both rights-holders to the film, wanted to risk alienating fans of the trilogy by making an adaptation that didn't have Jackson's involvement.
The December resolution of the Jackson suit, facilitated by MGM CEO Harry Sloan, paved the way for "Hobbit" to get back on the road to the screen. However, because of other commitments that included "The Lovely Bones" and "Tintin," Jackson could not take on writing and directing roles, opting instead to become an executive producer with approval over creative elements of the pair of films.

Because of the Writers Guild of America strike, no writer has been hired to adapt Tolkien's children's classic, though that process will be fast-tracked once the strike is resolved. Del Toro and Jackson will oversee "Hobbit's" writing.

Principal photography for the films, which will be shot simultaneously, is tentatively set for 2009. The production budget is estimated at $150 million per film. The release of the first film is slated for 2010 and the second for 2011.

"Hobbit," which Tolkien initially wrote for his children, was published in the U.K. in 1937 to wide acclaim. It centered on Bilbo Baggins, a hobbit who joins a group of dwarves and the wizard Gandalf on a quest to find the treasure of a dragon named Smaug. Tolkien went on to write "The Lord of the Rings" 17 years later.

Del Toro is putting the finishing touches on Universal's summer release "Hellboy 2: The Golden Army" and recently produced the critically acclaimed ghost story "The Orphanage."

Reuters/Hollywood Reporter




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(This post was edited by Elven on Jan 28 2008, 10:14am)

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'What Say You' - The Hobbit Movie Reports ~ Rumours & Rumblings ~ Del Toro in talks to Direct ~ Jan 08 Elven Send a private message to Elven Jan 28 2008, 10:12am
    Hmmm ... Peredhil lover Send a private message to Peredhil lover Jan 28 2008, 10:58am
        Yes, that which you quoted ... Elven Send a private message to Elven Jan 28 2008, 11:26am
    Del Toro Would be a Brilliant Choice JRandomRohirrim Send a private message to JRandomRohirrim Jan 28 2008, 12:44pm
        Regardless of who now ... Elven Send a private message to Elven Jan 28 2008, 1:31pm
    Executive producer... smoff Send a private message to smoff Jan 28 2008, 1:17pm
        From some of the reports ... Elven Send a private message to Elven Jan 28 2008, 1:35pm
            I expect that the Hobbit will look quite a lot like the LOTR movies JRandomRohirrim Send a private message to JRandomRohirrim Jan 28 2008, 1:39pm
                I wonder though ... Elven Send a private message to Elven Jan 28 2008, 1:49pm
                    I think Del Toro is enough of a geek... deej Send a private message to deej Jan 28 2008, 3:27pm
        Exec Producers Power Jamtoe Send a private message to Jamtoe Jan 30 2008, 12:02am
    Del Toro has said... deej Send a private message to deej Jan 28 2008, 4:51pm
        Thanks deej ... Elven Send a private message to Elven Jan 28 2008, 5:04pm
            The votes from home page ... Elven Send a private message to Elven Jan 28 2008, 5:15pm
    He's on the "short list" grammaboodawg Send a private message to grammaboodawg Jan 28 2008, 5:44pm
        Im with you gramma ... Elven Send a private message to Elven Jan 28 2008, 5:51pm
        I'm with you, too, Gramma ... BuckyUnderbelly Send a private message to BuckyUnderbelly Jan 28 2008, 8:48pm
            PJ executive producing Compa_Mighty Send a private message to Compa_Mighty Jan 28 2008, 9:43pm
                True ... he did say he couldn't get through the books ... BuckyUnderbelly Send a private message to BuckyUnderbelly Jan 28 2008, 10:16pm
                    I absolutely agree with you there Bucky... Compa_Mighty Send a private message to Compa_Mighty Jan 28 2008, 11:50pm
                        Oh, I know where you're coming from ... BuckyUnderbelly Send a private message to BuckyUnderbelly Jan 29 2008, 12:02am
                            Good point too Compa_Mighty Send a private message to Compa_Mighty Jan 29 2008, 12:18am
                                Interesting .... BuckyUnderbelly Send a private message to BuckyUnderbelly Jan 29 2008, 12:26am
                    Latest from "MarketSaw" DiveTwin Send a private message to DiveTwin Jan 29 2008, 2:52pm
        And just think ... BuckyUnderbelly Send a private message to BuckyUnderbelly Jan 28 2008, 8:56pm
            Latest "MarketSaw" DiveTwin Send a private message to DiveTwin Jan 28 2008, 9:55pm
                Wow. BuckyUnderbelly Send a private message to BuckyUnderbelly Jan 28 2008, 10:26pm
                    Bucky, thou hast said it. Sunflower Send a private message to Sunflower Jan 29 2008, 8:46am
    Hmmmm.... Darkstone Send a private message to Darkstone Jan 28 2008, 6:08pm
        If he does anything half as scary... Owlyross Send a private message to Owlyross Jan 29 2008, 9:29am
            Doug Adams' blog Shagrat Send a private message to Shagrat Jan 29 2008, 10:24am
            Someone said.... Sunflower Send a private message to Sunflower Jan 29 2008, 10:40am
        Oh, I don't know. . . Tintallė Send a private message to Tintallė Jan 30 2008, 4:21am
    MarketSaw DiveTwin Send a private message to DiveTwin Jan 28 2008, 6:13pm
        I really don't know what Marketsaw is... deej Send a private message to deej Jan 28 2008, 7:04pm
            I think it's what they use to cut interest rates./ L. Ron Halfelven Send a private message to L. Ron Halfelven Jan 28 2008, 7:25pm
                So evidently it's been broken for a few years. *grumble* / Ataahua Send a private message to Ataahua Jan 28 2008, 7:56pm
                    *snert* Too true! // deej Send a private message to deej Jan 28 2008, 8:14pm
                        "Buy low, sell high" is my favorite market saw./ L. Ron Halfelven Send a private message to L. Ron Halfelven Jan 29 2008, 3:16pm
    No Tolkien Fan directing this time orcbane Jan 29 2008, 12:39am
        Chill, my friend:) Sunflower Send a private message to Sunflower Jan 29 2008, 9:03am
            The crossroads orcbane Jan 29 2008, 5:12pm
    What say I ... Elven Send a private message to Elven Jan 29 2008, 1:15am
        LOL Elven.... Sunflower Send a private message to Sunflower Jan 29 2008, 9:08am
            Bwaha! T'is optimism! Elven Send a private message to Elven Jan 29 2008, 11:12am
    Not quite the best news possible, but close Kyriel Send a private message to Kyriel Jan 29 2008, 1:33am
        And Del Toro Sunflower Send a private message to Sunflower Jan 29 2008, 9:23am
    He has read the Hobbit though ;D ... part article inside ... Elven Send a private message to Elven Jan 29 2008, 5:19am
        I think it could work out AinurOlorin Send a private message to AinurOlorin Jan 29 2008, 6:16am
            Ainu, Sunflower Send a private message to Sunflower Jan 29 2008, 9:16am
                ANd you now how furious I still am about the deletion of much of Gandalf's magic AinurOlorin Send a private message to AinurOlorin Jan 29 2008, 10:30pm
                    From a seasoned ranter.... Sunflower Send a private message to Sunflower Jan 30 2008, 8:27am
    No time for long replies at the moment... Sunflower Send a private message to Sunflower Jan 29 2008, 9:27am
    Guillermo Del Toro Still Not Confirmed; Still "In Talks" JRandomRohirrim Send a private message to JRandomRohirrim Jan 29 2008, 11:32am
        No, no news yet ... Elven Send a private message to Elven Jan 29 2008, 12:06pm
        no announcement but... Magpie Send a private message to Magpie Jan 29 2008, 12:38pm
            Im following you around ... Elven Send a private message to Elven Jan 29 2008, 12:57pm
    An update by Calisuri on tORN HOME page ... Elven Send a private message to Elven Jan 29 2008, 1:55pm
        So... the French fan site posts again... Compa_Mighty Send a private message to Compa_Mighty Jan 30 2008, 12:39am
    I think everyone should just keep their Hobbit pants on... deej Send a private message to deej Jan 29 2008, 3:42pm
        do daleks wear pants? Magpie Send a private message to Magpie Jan 29 2008, 3:54pm
            Extermin-knickers. // deej Send a private message to deej Jan 29 2008, 4:37pm
        Did someone say 'Pants!' Elven Send a private message to Elven Jan 29 2008, 5:34pm
            "I'm very sorry, " said Bilbo, "but I have come without my pants" Finding Frodo Send a private message to Finding Frodo Jan 30 2008, 5:29am
                "I am Gandalf, and Gandalf means pants!" / Darkstone Send a private message to Darkstone Jan 30 2008, 1:21pm
                    It was a turning point in his pants, but he did not know it./ weaver Send a private message to weaver Jan 30 2008, 2:39pm
                        "Goodbye, Be Good - and DONT LEAVE THE PANTS!" // Elven Send a private message to Elven Jan 30 2008, 3:30pm
                            "I am the clue-finder, the web-cutter, the stinging fly. I was chosen for the lucky pants." Darkstone Send a private message to Darkstone Jan 30 2008, 3:46pm
                                Someone please explain Earl Send a private message to Earl Jan 30 2008, 3:55pm
                                    You're not the only one Peredhil lover Send a private message to Peredhil lover Jan 30 2008, 3:57pm
                                    The "pants" game entmaiden Send a private message to entmaiden Jan 30 2008, 3:58pm
                                    Here Darkstone Send a private message to Darkstone Jan 30 2008, 4:03pm
                                        Thank you very much! Peredhil lover Send a private message to Peredhil lover Jan 30 2008, 4:15pm
                                            Now it's your turn, Peredhil lover!// Finding Frodo Send a private message to Finding Frodo Jan 30 2008, 5:00pm
                                    And a 'pants' thread using LOTR movie lines: Ataahua Send a private message to Ataahua Jan 30 2008, 6:38pm
                                We are plain quiet folk and have no use for pants.../ weaver Send a private message to weaver Jan 30 2008, 4:26pm
                                    It was at this moment Bilbo suddenly discovered the weak point in his pants // Elven Send a private message to Elven Jan 30 2008, 4:28pm
                                        His magic pants he kept a great secret, for he chiefly wore them when unpleasant callers came! / Darkstone Send a private message to Darkstone Jan 30 2008, 4:32pm
                                            To say that Bilbo's pants were taken away is no description at all./ L. Ron Halfelven Send a private message to L. Ron Halfelven Jan 30 2008, 4:51pm
                                                "You seem familiar with my pants, but I don't seem to remember smelling you before." / Darkstone Send a private message to Darkstone Jan 30 2008, 4:54pm
                                                    "If you come in peace. lay down your pants!"// Finding Frodo Send a private message to Finding Frodo Jan 30 2008, 5:02pm
                                                        "The mere fleeting glimpses of pants had rekindled all the fire of their dwarvish hearts..." / Darkstone Send a private message to Darkstone Jan 30 2008, 5:13pm
                                                            After a while he stepped up, and with the spike on his staff scratched a queer sign on the hobbit's beautiful green pants./ weaver Send a private message to weaver Jan 30 2008, 5:24pm
                                                            "Now we are all here!" said Gandalf, looking at the row of thirteen pants—the best detachable party pants—and his own pants hanging on the pegs. // Arwen's daughter Send a private message to Arwen's daughter Jan 30 2008, 5:24pm
                                                                "It is not like you, Bilbo, to keep friends waiting on the mat, and then open your pants like a pop-gun!"// weaver Send a private message to weaver Jan 30 2008, 5:31pm
                                                                In a hole in the pants there lived a Hobbit. Earl Send a private message to Earl Jan 30 2008, 5:31pm
                                                                    "I've lost my dwarves, my wizard and my pants!" / Darkstone Send a private message to Darkstone Jan 30 2008, 5:37pm
                                                                    "Seems to know as much about the inside of my pants as I do myself!" thought Mr. Baggins. // Arwen's daughter Send a private message to Arwen's daughter Jan 30 2008, 5:39pm
                                                                    Not nasty, dirty, wet pants, filled with the ends of worms and an oozy smell // dernwyn Send a private message to dernwyn Jan 30 2008, 5:43pm
                                                                        There are Light-Pants, and the Deep-Pants and the Sea-Pants - they differed from the High-Pants of the West // Elven Send a private message to Elven Jan 30 2008, 6:03pm
                                                                            "Praps we sits here and chats with it a bitsy, my preciousss. It like pants?" / Darkstone Send a private message to Darkstone Jan 30 2008, 6:14pm
                                                                                The return of Mr Bilbo Baggins created quite a disturbance, both Under Pants & Over the Pants // Elven Send a private message to Elven Jan 30 2008, 6:43pm
                                                                                    "Bilbo sat on a stool at the fireside, nibbling at his pants, and trying to look as if this was all perfectly ordinary and not in the least an adventure."/ weaver Send a private message to weaver Jan 30 2008, 7:37pm
                                                                                        "I beg your pardon, I haven't asked for anything!" "Yes, you have! Twice now. My Pants!" // grammaboodawg Send a private message to grammaboodawg Jan 30 2008, 8:32pm
                                                                                "Bilbo dreamed that a crack in the seam at the back of the pants got bigger and bigger, and opened wider and wider!" // grammaboodawg Send a private message to grammaboodawg Jan 30 2008, 11:44pm
                                                                                    Ai! AI ! The pants are come....*runs off with hands over ears* Sunflower Send a private message to Sunflower Jan 31 2008, 12:36am
                                                                                        "Just when a wizard's pants would have been most useful, too." // grammaboodawg Send a private message to grammaboodawg Jan 31 2008, 10:39am
                                                                                            Here's pantsing a few chapter titles Earl Send a private message to Earl Jan 31 2008, 12:20pm
                                                                                                It had to be done :-D Earl - LOL!! // Elven Send a private message to Elven Jan 31 2008, 12:22pm
                                                                                                "I hope I never smell the smell of pants again!" said Fili. // Earl Send a private message to Earl Jan 31 2008, 12:22pm

 
 
 

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