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The Hobbit moving forward

Posted on 2010.06.11 at 22:38
Current Mood: cheerfulcheerful
Ian McKellen just sent out a tweet saying The Hobbit is moving along even without Guillermo del Toro. Casting is set for next month. Yay! Here's the link.    And here's more information about the two movies.  The old idea was they were doing one movie with the events from the Hobbit and the second one about the events between the Hobbit and the Fellowship, I assume dealing a lot with Aragorn's search for Gollum.   Now they plan to split the Hobbit into two, dramatizing some of the events only mentioned including the White Council driving Sauron (the Necromancer) out of Dol Guldur.  Sounds good to me.  So Cate Blanchett really will have a meatier role.    Of course the perennial question is who will play Thranduil? 


Larien Elengasse
larienelengasse at 2010-06-12 07:20 (UTC) (Link)
Not that I have a problem with Guillermo del Toro, but PJ directing is the best of all possible news!
elfscribe5 at 2010-06-12 07:50 (UTC) (Link)
It is good news and apparently GdT was involved in a lot of the creature designs and so forth. So his touch will be in there.
elflover59 at 2010-06-12 07:22 (UTC) (Link)
It's about time.:)
elfscribe5 at 2010-06-12 07:50 (UTC) (Link)
Truly it is.
Jay of Lasgalen
jay_of_lasgalen at 2010-06-12 09:38 (UTC) (Link)
That's good news about PJ, but the release date still seems so far away! And the only problem with two films is more waiting ...
elfscribe5 at 2010-06-13 03:19 (UTC) (Link)
I know. Well, they are always going to make two. I hope to hear something about the casting here in a bit.
kenazfiction at 2010-06-12 12:10 (UTC) (Link)

(not that I have any real opinion or anything)
elfscribe5 at 2010-06-13 03:18 (UTC) (Link)
LOL. We'll all be waiting for this one.
keiliss at 2010-06-12 13:12 (UTC) (Link)
The thought of Hugo Weaving ten years on as Elrond makes me want to cry.

Otherwise - inching forward is better than no movement at all.
heartofoshun at 2010-06-12 13:32 (UTC) (Link)
I'm with you on those. Love Hugo Weaving, but he did not do for me visually the first time around and far less so will he now.
elfscribe5 at 2010-06-13 03:15 (UTC) (Link)
elfscribe5 at 2010-06-13 03:17 (UTC) (Link)
You'd think with a movie property that everyone is reasonably sure will make a bucketload of money, they'd be finding ways to make it work.

Re: Hugo. Yes, there is only so much makeup can do.
heartofoshun at 2010-06-12 13:33 (UTC) (Link)
That's a relief!
elfscribe5 at 2010-06-13 03:15 (UTC) (Link)
Hope nothing else screws up.
The Wenchy Wiccan
thewenchywiccan at 2010-06-12 22:12 (UTC) (Link)
Yay! :D ♥
elfscribe5 at 2010-06-13 03:14 (UTC) (Link)
Good news.
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