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Equus
 
Reply Thu 9 Oct, 2003 01:18 pm
With the great success of the first two segments of The Lord of The Rings, and the pending release of the third-- are there any plans on the table to go back and film THE HOBBIT?
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jespah
 
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Reply Thu 9 Oct, 2003 01:20 pm
Good question. I don't think so - the 3 films in LOTR were all shot together when the actors could be kept together (e. g. no one was obligated to do anything else, like Cate Blanchette is in, uh, some film opening I think this weekend).

Lightwiz might know. Yoo-hoo! :-D
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Lightwizard
 
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Reply Thu 9 Oct, 2003 01:34 pm
Actually, the animated Jules Bass was a much better film than the first attempt, also animated, of LOTR:


http://us.imdb.com/title/tt0077687/combined

I'm sure Equus is saavy to this and there's no scuttlebut about remaking it as a live version -- I'd like to see Jackson do it. Of course, he could make "The Simarillion" which would be the most confusing movie of all time.
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elan
 
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Reply Wed 29 Oct, 2003 06:55 am
Highly unlikely. How are they going to film the young bilbo? Besides, if they cash in on LoTR fame at this point in time and film the Hobbit, its not bound to have a good turnout. I though filming of LoTR was more or less under wraps.
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Lightwizard
 
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Reply Wed 29 Oct, 2003 08:36 am
Welcome elan to A2K and the Film Forum!

I concur it would not be a project anytime soon -- it's always possible in the future. A yound Bilbo Baggins? I don't see a problem there. As far as their keeping the filming of LOTR under wraps, a lot was revealed on the New Line Cinema site and the twenty plus other LOTR sites as much as a year before the release of the first film including a lot of stills. The New Line Cinema site was the most visited Website on an individual film of all time.
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elan
 
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Reply Thu 30 Oct, 2003 02:07 am
Ok, so it was Not kept under wraps lol. But i have a feeling that if they filmed the Hobbit at the height of LoTR fame, its not going to turn out to be good.
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Lightwizard
 
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Reply Thu 30 Oct, 2003 09:41 am
You are very likely correct and I don't believe this will happen for at least another three or four years if it happens at all. "The Hobbit" lends itself to animation more than LOTR which was an unsuccessful film. I pointed that out earlier -- "The Hobbit" is read by adults, I'm sure, but it is really a children's book.
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