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 Post subject: Re: The Hobbit
PostPosted: 06 Oct 2010, 01:55 
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Peter Jackson Confirmed as 'Hobbit' Director and Film Will be Shot in 3D
Production expected to begin early 2011

By: Brad Brevet
Published: Tuesday, October 5th 2010 at 12:18 PM


There's been a lot of talk surrounding The Hobbit recently, most of it simply rumors and speculation, but today it seems we have some official information as Deadline reports Peter Jackson will be directing both the first installment of The Hobbit as well as the subsequent untitled sequel. Jackson was first rumored to be in talks to direct the two films back in June following Guillermo del Toro's departure from the director's chair the month prior.

Deadline's Mike Fleming adds that Warner Bros and MGM have set a December 2012 and December 2013 release pattern for the two films, replicating the release pattern of the original Lord of the Rings features with production expected to begin in January 2011. Even more importantly, all the rumblings concerning the two Hobbit films being shot in 3D were recently confirmed by the New York Times. The two-picture shoot is expected to cost around $500 million.

Fleming speculates as to whether or not the decision to shoot The Hobbit in 3D will inspire Warner Bros. to return to the Lord of the Rings trilogy and, in line with the recent announcement the Star Wars films will undergo lengthy 2D-to-3D conversions, convert the original Rings films as well.

Of course, all of this is news because MGM is down in the dumps and can't even afford to release their own movies (Red Dawn, Cabin in the Woods) let alone make new ones. As a result, Fleming says Warner Bros. may end up having to fund the entire Hobbit project unless a third party steps in. Fleming also says it looks like MGM may be stripped down to the point the James Bond franchise will be up for grabs with Warner Bros, Fox and Sony Pictures eying 007, but Fleming adds he hears "Paramount stands a good chance" as well.

For now, it would seem the next three months will be filled with Hobbit casting news and rumors if production is really expected to begin in January. That, however, brings up the recent dust up concerning actors' unions getting in a huff and urging members not to work on The Hobbit, citing the production as a "non-union" show. Peter Jackson, himself, issued a lengthy retort of which I have such little interest I can't even be compelled to begin reading.

As far as casting goes, Ian McKellen is expected to return as Gandalf and Martin Freeman has been rumored in the past as the first choice to play Bilbo Baggins. The film is based on J. R. R. Tolkien's novel "The Hobbit; or There and Back Again" and will tell the story of tiny, furry-footed Bilbo and his adventures in Middle-earth, which ultimately served as the prelude to Tolkien's epic "The Lord of the Rings", which was published in three volumes during the 1950s. These novels are perhaps the most beloved works of fantasy in the twentieth century.

Interesting blurb about Martin Freeman being rumored for the part of Bilbo. I think he'd be good. I also think Mackenzie Crook would make a decent Gollum, but only if he did him as Gareth.

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PostPosted: 06 Oct 2010, 09:35 
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Interesting blurb about Martin Freeman being rumored for the part of Bilbo. I think he'd be good.

I read this first as "Morgan Freeman".

Well, sure, he'd make a good Bilbo, too.

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Interesting blurb about Martin Freeman being rumored for the part of Bilbo. I think he'd be good. I also think Mackenzie Crook would make a decent Gollum, but only if he did him as Gareth.

Ken Jeong has been practicing for his Gollum audition on Community lately...

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Interesting blurb about Martin Freeman being rumored for the part of Bilbo. I think he'd be good.

I read this first as "Morgan Freeman".

Well, sure, he'd make a good Bilbo, too.

Can you imagine a tiny Morgan Freeman next to Ian McKellen? That's a SNL skit that practically writes itself.

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Steel Frog wrote:
Batman wrote:
Interesting blurb about Martin Freeman being rumored for the part of Bilbo. I think he'd be good.

I read this first as "Morgan Freeman".

Well, sure, he'd make a good Bilbo, too.

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Interesting blurb about Martin Freeman being rumored for the part of Bilbo. I think he'd be good. I also think Mackenzie Crook would make a decent Gollum, but only if he did him as Gareth.

Ken Jeong has been practicing for his Gollum audition on Community lately...

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Interesting blurb about Martin Freeman being rumored for the part of Bilbo. I think he'd be good.

I read this first as "Morgan Freeman".

Well, sure, he'd make a good Bilbo, too.

Can you imagine a tiny Morgan Freeman next to Ian McKellen? That's a SNL skit that practically writes itself.

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sadly, it'll be 20 minutes long with 45 seconds of funny

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 Post subject: Re: The Hobbit
PostPosted: 18 Oct 2010, 00:24 
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Martin Freeman is Reportedly Set for Bilbo Baggins in The Hobbit
October 17, 2010
Source: Deadline
by Alex Billington

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With production finally officially getting the greenlight, it's time to start getting into the nitty-gritty details of this highly anticipated adaptation. While they haven't officially announced any casting on Peter Jackson's The Hobbit yet, Deadline has been saying some very interesting things about what to expect with casting. First, we know that Sir Ian McKellen and Andy Serkis will be back as Gandalf and Gollum, respectively, but who else is in? British actor Martin Freeman is said to "soon be set to play Bilbo Baggins," confirming rumors from in September that he'll be playing the lead in Peter Jackson's forthcoming two-part adaptation.

Besides Freeman, McKellen, Serkis, Deadline also reports that Irish actor Jimmy Nesbitt (Bloody Sunday, Match Point, Five Minutes of Heaven, Coriolanus, "The Deep") has been offered a role, and that apparently Jackson is also pursuing Michael Fassbender (Hunger, Fish Tank, Inglourious Basterds, Centurion) and David Tennant (Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, "Doctor Who"). Some big names from England, but all of them talented actors. None of their roles had been identified yet, but it sounds like Jackson is putting together quite an excellent cast, choosing strong British actors over more commonly known American ones. Shooting begins in 3D next February on the two films with a reported production budget of $500 million. We'll definitely continue to keep you updated on The Hobbit, as this is one project I'm very excited to follow.

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 Post subject: Re: The Hobbit
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More news on The Hobbit:
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The Hobbit Gets Its Bilbo—and Many Dwarfs!
Thu., Oct. 21, 2010 6:30 PM PDT by Natalie Finn
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Peter Jackson has his fearless burglar in the bag. Or should we say, the Baggins?

The studios behind The Hobbit officially confirmed Thursday that British actor Martin Freeman will be playing the titular Shire hero, Bilbo Baggins, in Jackson's two-part Lord of the Rings prequel.

"Despite the various rumours and speculation surrounding this role, there has only ever been one Bilbo Baggins for us," Jackson said in a statement.

But Bilbo isn't going it alone in today's casting news. MGM, New Line and Warner Bros. also rolled out a roster of actors who will be playing the hobbit's comrades in treasure hunting and Smaug slaying...

Brit Richard Armitage, who presumably will be seen in Captain America: The First Avenger long before The Hobbit's journey concludes, has signed on to play Thorin Oakenshield, head of the company of dwarves who are off to recapture his lost inheritance.

Rounding out the troop are Aidan Turner and Rob Kazinsky as Kili and Fili; Graham McTavish as Dwalin; John Callen as Oin; Stephen Hunter as Bombur; Mark Hadlow as Dori; and Peter Hambleton as Gloin. (You never know which one of them is going to be the next Dominic Monaghan!)

The manly group will gather in February—possibly in New Zealand, possibly elsewhere—to start shooting the long-awaited epic.

In response to the decision made by SAG, AFTRA and New Zealand Actors' Equity not to boycott or otherwise interfere with the production, the studios said in a joint statement earlier today that they are still waiting to hear from other industry unions before they make their final decision about whether to move production out of New Zealand, where LOTR was shot.

"The actions of these unions have caused us substantial damage and disruption and forced us to consider other filming locations for the first time," the studios said. "Alternative locations are still being considered."

Meanwhile, since the film was officially greenlighted, there's been no word on whether Ian McKellen, who's been attached as Gandalf since the project's inception, or Andy "Gollum" Serkis are officially on board.

No word on when Freeman might lose that awful ascot, though.

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 Post subject: Re: The Hobbit
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Tim Kazurinsky as Fili? Awesome!

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Tim Kazurinsky as Fili? Awesome!


As long as he still commits to the next Police Academy

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Tim Kazurinsky as Fili? Awesome!


As long as he still commits to the next Police Academy


I just want to see him running around Middle Earth yelling "I want a Jelly Doughnut!"

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Tim Kazurinsky as Fili? Awesome!


As long as he still commits to the next Police Academy


I just want to see him running around Middle Earth yelling "I want a Jelly Doughnut!"


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Lee Pace added as Elvin King... nice casting

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I saw some Martin Freeman pics from the film in Empire, and I gotta say, he looks pretty good, looking forward to this

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That's looking as awesome as the LOTR trilogy. Freeman seems to make a great Bilbo.

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That's looking as awesome as the LOTR trilogy. Freeman seems to make a great Bilbo.

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That's looking as awesome as the LOTR trilogy. Freeman seems to make a great Bilbo.

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:green: I'm excited!

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That's looking as awesome as the LOTR trilogy. Freeman seems to make a great Bilbo.

Morgan Freeman?

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Completed in less than a month in order to fulfill William L. Snyder's licensing contract with the J.R.R. Tolkien's estate. The film was screened once in a Manhattan theater on June 30, 1966, the day the contract expired.

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