Discussion in 'Movies & The Cinema' started by Tequila Sunset, Jan 28, 2008.
David Yeates to direct The Hobbit? He of the last 4 Potter films.
David Yates Up For Fables?
What a downer if thats true
Really? I really liked what he brought to the order of the phoenix a real english eccentricity that had been missing from some of the previous films.
At least it's not as bad a choice as Chris Columbus. I wonder what Alfonso Cuarón would make of it.
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I see the Bill Bailey has auditioned for the role of Gloin (Gimli's Father). He talked about it on the Graham Norton show.
According to reports Peter Jackson is in negotiations to direct both installments of The Hobbit
A report from The Herald-Sun states that Australian actor Simon Westaway has auditioned for the role of lead dwarf Thorin Oakenshield in The Hobbit.
Who the hell is Simon Westaway, what are they trying to do, cut down on air fares by basing it in New Zealand and employing largely unknown Australian actors. Its only a matter of time before Stefan Dennis is cast as Elrond.
Why should it matter if he's unknown. The vast majority of the main cast for FOTR was virtually unknown before the film came out.
he's got a dwarf-like face. very stern lookin
Fair point, I just get the idea they are throwing Aussie actors in the mix because of their approximate location to New Zealand.
At least in the LOTR Agent Smith wasn't an unknown.
Sylvester McCoy (Dr Who) says he's in negotiations for 'The Hobbit', reports suggest he might be in the running as 'Radagast the Brown'.
Lastest rumour courtesy of The Sun newspaper. I heard it on BBC radio this morning and I'm finding it a bit hard to believe, you'd have to be crazy to turn down a role like that surely?
If the article's correct it states
"It was too late for Martin because he had already signed up for another series of Sherlock. It was agonising but he had no other choice."
So he was already signed up for Sherlock. Unless the BBC release him from his contract or reschedule then he can't do The Hobbit.
A seven figure deal to star in arguably one the biggest films currently in development? I think it would be worth breaking a contract for.
It's a contract, you'd get sued for breaking it. Not only would you have to pay out a lot of money, but you'd have to attend court cases during filming of The Hobbit.
If you were Martin Freeman and Peter Jackson knocked on your door and asked you to be Bilbo Baggins, what would you do?
Feel upset that I already had a contract.
I'm glad he couldn't do it, terrible choice for Bilbo.
Martin's good at what he does, but he can only do certain roles, Bilbo Baggins isn't one of them IMO
It would have been a bit strange seeing him as Bilbo after that scene in Love Actually...
When this rumour first surfaced a few months ago I thought Freeman would be a poor choice as I, like you, didn't believe he had much range as an actor.
This changed however when I saw him as John Watson in the recent BBC 'Sherlock', where he was very good indeed and gave quite a different performance to any I've seen him give before.
I think it may have worked out fine, but alas it doesn't appear he'll get the chance now.
There has been an update to this story, as EW is saying Freeman could still be playing Bilbo Baggins.
According to sources close to the Hobbit production, it's not over yet. New Line and MGM, the studios backing the Hobbit films, have since come back to Freeman with a proposed schedule that would allow him to shoot both projects. All parties are currently negotiating a deal.
Interesting. I hope the studios & Freeman can work out a schedule to suit them both.
Wouldn't it be great if they got them mixed up? A furry Watson would be great.
Yeah, chasing villains with Sherlock down the back streets of London, with his big bare flappy hairy hobbit feet splashing through the puddles!
Just been listening to Irish radio station, 2FM and who shows up as a guest but Martin Freeman!
He was asked if it was true he was offered the role of Bilbo and turned it down and he confirmed it. He said it was a terribly hard decision to make and he would have loved to do it but because of his contract for Sherlock Holmes he had to say no.
There was no mention of any possibility to do both, Freeman seemed pretty final on the notion that he couldn't do it.
Reports say Martin Freeman is set to take up the iconic role of Bilbo Baggins with James Nesbitt already offered an unnamed role and Michael Fassbender and David Tennant currently begin pursued. The cast is also expected to see Ian McKellen and Andy Serkis return to their original roles as Gandalf and Gollum.
Only recently given the green light with Peter Jackson confirmed to direct as well as co-write and produce the two-part movie. Shooting begins in February next year.
Its a great shame Ian Holms was not recast as Bilbo again, once Bilbo finds the ring, he stops aging so it makes perfect sense to look exactly the same as he does in LOTR.
For me Ian Holms played bilbo perfectly
Not too happy about some of the actors being cast for this film to be honest.
With LoTR, every person seemed to fit the character they were cast for, I hope for they dont screw this movie up.
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