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Hobbit gathers pace

Posted: Wed, 21st May 2008, 10:20am

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Peter Jackson is involved in some fascinating collaborations at the moment. In addition to his Tintin trilogy with Spielberg (they'll direct one each, then co-direct the finale), he's also working closely with Guillermo del Toro on The Hobbit and its vague sequel. Rumour has it that Viggo Mortensen may also return, in addition to inevitable re-appearances from Ian McKellen and Andy Serkies.
Posted: Wed, 21st May 2008, 1:50pm

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wow, good info, i get all my info here on fxhome.

What interests me is that steven and peter will direct a film each, what would worry me if i was steven is, what if the film peter does is better than mine.

He's pitting himself up against the new speiberg and may loose!!!
Risky move if his version is not as good, the critics would have a field day.

what do you think? do you think i'm being to over the top? or would you worry if you was steven.
Posted: Wed, 21st May 2008, 4:02pm

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I imagine it'll be the other way around, if anything - while Jackson has obviously had massive success, you have to remember that he probably grew up watching and adoring Spielberg's movies, so to now be working alongside him so closely could cause some serious anxiety!

Ultimately, though, they're both highly successful professionals, so I doubt they have any major worries. If they did, they wouldn't have got into the deal in the first place.

If anything, I imagine it'll just lead to some friendly rivalry that should (hopefully) raise both their games.
Posted: Wed, 21st May 2008, 11:07pm

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Cool! Also check out http://www.thehobbitblog.com/ for info on the movie.
Posted: Thu, 22nd May 2008, 1:27am

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I love the LOTR, best book(s) to film(s) IMO, so I am, obviously, excited for this movie.

I remember watching the original animated Hobbit movie when I was young, gotta look for that tape...
Posted: Wed, 24th Sep 2008, 8:04pm

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Interesting,

Looks like the Tintin project has been rejected due to a high budget. I can't believe a Spielberg/Jackson film would get rejected. Well... hopefully it will open up their schedules for more important stuff, like The Hobbit, and Indy 5.
Posted: Thu, 25th Sep 2008, 3:18am

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There doesn't seem to be much of a market for Tintin. It's success seems a bit shaky.

My opinion.
Posted: Thu, 25th Sep 2008, 4:40am

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I love Tintin. Been reading the books for 20 years. I hope they find some backing, or figure out a way to reduce the budget, and make the films.

But yeah, the built-in market may not be that great. The Jackson/Spielberg element might draw more audience than the Tintin element.
Posted: Thu, 25th Sep 2008, 2:48pm

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TinTin might still yet go ahead if what I've heard comes true. If that is the case the production will use the new revolutionary style of shooting that Avatar is using. Here's hoping!
Posted: Thu, 25th Sep 2008, 3:09pm

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Probably find they're waiting to see how Avatar turns out first.
Posted: Thu, 25th Sep 2008, 9:30pm

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I recently read an interview with Simon Pegg who's had a meeting with Spielberg. It said that Spielberg mentioned about Pegg and Nick Frost maybe playing the Thomson twins. The article also mentioned the interview took place on a motion-capture stage with just a mo-cap guy, Spielberg and Pegg.

Mantra

EDIT:

Found the article:
http://entertainment.timesonline.co.uk/tol/arts_and_entertainment/film/article4774264.ece
Posted: Wed, 8th Oct 2008, 11:46pm

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I think its a bit strange how Jackson and Spielberg are directing a movie each. Won't that make the movies (which are supposed to be in a series) seem pretty different? I mean take Harry Potter for example. The movie changes look and feel with each new director they get! The consistancy is sometimes pretty shaky.
Posted: Thu, 9th Oct 2008, 8:45pm

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Eh? Del Toro is directing both films.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0903624/
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1170358/
Posted: Thu, 9th Oct 2008, 9:05pm

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Serpent wrote:

Eh? Del Toro is directing both films.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0903624/
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1170358/
He's talking about the Tintin films.
Posted: Thu, 9th Oct 2008, 9:21pm

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Serpent wrote:

Eh? Del Toro is directing both films.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0903624/
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1170358/
sorry, I should have made that clearer