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Peter Jackson and Guillermo del Toro team up, our generation's Steven Spielberg and George Lucas team up?

The Shire

May 16 2008, 5:16am

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Peter Jackson and Guillermo del Toro team up, our generation's Steven Spielberg and George Lucas team up? Can't Post

Yeah I know im sounding like a total geek. Oh forget it, YEAH I'm a geek and proud of it!! If we remember what Steven Spielberg and George Lucas brought us in the 1980's Indiana Jones franchise which became instant Classics. Then I think well Steven Spielberg and George Lucas wont be around for that much longer. Wouldnt it be cool it these two did other projects toghter after The Hobbit and it's sequel. Like say At The Mountains of Madness or at least Guillermo Del Toro using WETA from now on.


I know George Lucas is a bit of a ass now(Shudders at the prequels)


May 16 2008, 3:20pm

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GDT and PJ are an untested duo [In reply to] Can't Post

I agree to a point, although as a duo they are untested at original screenplays. What I mean is that Star Wars and Indiana Jones were written around Lucas' (primarily) and Spielberg's ideas, creating a product that was not an adaptation of a famous book, but something of their own. So far Jackson has done this with fantasy such as the Frighteners, and del Toro with Pan's Labyringth among others, but neither have really delved into their own big budget fantasy film. I would like to see what they could both come up with. I'd be more than happy to see a derivative LOTR world brought to screen with the sort of quality and imagination that these two directors bring. Where they have free reign and license to do as they please with THEIR OWN story. I have no personal quibbles with Jackson's LOTR trilogy, I loved it and don't mind the liberties. It's just a film, not the book (that's my way of looking at it), but at the same time, I'd like to see Jackson go crazy with King Kong style free for alls with Balrog-like demons and heroic Boromir like knights. Its a simply formula... PJ + Balrogs + Sean Bean = Happy Merklynn. But I'd lap up anything of a similar quality to his LOTR trilogy work.

It will be interesting to see what Jackson new sci-fi film will be like (the one being filmed in South Africa), but even then PJ is producing not directing. Will he return to directing, and what would his own sci-fi film be like. Personally I hope he and GDT continue to do for fantasy films, what LOTR did at the beginning of this century.


May 16 2008, 3:41pm

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Well [In reply to] Can't Post

I only hope that they get along well, that is my main concern with these movies, it's not the script, the casting or the visual effects, etc. If they manage to work together in a collaborative and conflict-free way, the movies are going to be the best thing ever, I have no doubt about that. They are, to me at least, the best two directors working in Hollywood nowadays, and an alliance between them is like a dream come true for any movie geek. If these movies work, they are going to have so much moviemaking power that they are going to be able to do anything, any project they want.

The way I see it, Guillermo del Toro only needs to be unleashed. If you give the guy a 150 million dollars budget and the chance to write whatever he wants, there's no limits to what he can do.

Please, give us back Glorfindel!!!

mae govannen
Tol Eressea

May 18 2008, 7:21am

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Psst, Empedocles... [In reply to] Can't Post

Every time I read a post of yours, I see your footer of course, and so I wonder if you ever read the little proposal I made regarding in which way 'they' (GDT & PJ) could possibly 'give us back Glorfindel' indeed... without having to find a new extra for that, but by using someone we have already seen in PJ's 'Rings', without knowing who he was, or could be!!!
That post of mine where I explain my idea is on the thread by AinurOlorin precisely on 'Glorfindel', and I have copied it also as one suggestion for the 20 questions to be put to GDT & PJ (one of the 'stickies' on Main).
If you like what I propose, would you please say so, like AinurOlorin did already? It may have an impact, who knows!...

'Is everything sad going to come untrue?'
(Sam, 'The Field of Cormallen', in 'The Return of the King'.)


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