Discussion in 'TV Show Forum' started by stormchaser, Jan 9, 2004.
good news on teletext today,peter jackson has been given perrmission to make the hobbit
Ahh, that is gonna be so awesome!!!!!!
And I can see it now
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Here is what Royd Tolkien said: "I'd love to see Jackson make a film of The Hobbit. That would be the perfect ending."
So is Ian Holm likely to reprise the role of Bilbo or do you all think a younger actor is on the cards. I understand that Ian McKellen has already 'said yes' to playing Gandalf again.
Bilbo was a lot younger, than in LOTR about 60 year had passed since his adventure although Hobbits age slightly less than humans.
So I would think an other actor would be more appropriate.
Maybe the World pop idle will take the role
Might have to be another actor 'cos if Ian Holm was made to look younger he might look more like Borrower than a Hobbit
Wll I thought Ian Holm looked ok in FOTR as bilbo during the prologue.
Bilbo isn't a young Hobbit in the book he's middle aged.
I reckon Ian Holm could handle it
Well they mode Holm look a lot younger in the prolog sequence with Bilbo.
suppose we shouldn't joke though, you never know...
aaahhh!!! i can see it now...'the borrowers with sfx' now that would be a pretty scary film
its great news though...thanks for the heads up stormchaser
who won world pop idol?
This young hobbit did.....
That settles it then.........Borrower gets call to play major role in new Jackson film.
Can't have Eric the Viking running around Middle Earth.....Afterall nothing as strange as that ever happens there!
Yes, but part of what the ring does is to prevent its owner from aging, hence Gandalf's remark in the FOTR film "you haven't aged a day!"
Bilbo is supposed to be about 50 in "The Hobbit", if I recall correctly. Ian Holm is a little too old, but could probably pull it off.
Which makes nonsense of making Holm/Bilbo look younger in the flashback sequence when he first finds the ring. A slip up by Mr Jackson perhaps?
Holm is 73 now, if I'm not mistaken, and will probably be at least 75 by the time Jackson starts shooting the film! He does seem pretty good for his age though, and with a subtle make-up job could probably get away with looking like he does at the beginning of FOTR.
I'd personally love to see Holm reprise the role as not only is he a fine actor, but it would be a shame not to keep the continuity of cast/characters with the Rings trilogy. It would seem very odd if someone else was cast.
The trouble is Frodo is about 50 in Lord of the Rings so therefore Bilbo would have to look a similar age to Elijah Wood. Not sure if Ian Holm could carry that off for a whole movie.
1) In the book, yes, but he isn't in the film version, he's about 18.
2) In the book Frodo receives the ring from Bilbo when he is 20-something (I think) and thus still looks 20-something (despite actually being about 50) when the bulk of the story takes place.
Ok I was a bit wrong, Frodo was 33 in the book and thats also when he gets the ring.
I still think Ian Holm would look too old to play Bilbo for an entire film. I think the hobbits in LOTR's look early 20's so lets say they are 10 yrs younger than their book equivilents. Therefore Bilbo would look 40ish, which I think is gonna be hard for Ian Holm to pull off as the central character....
Although I have to say thats being pretty pedantic
I'm off out for some fresh air.......
I missed out on working on the LOTR films because of family commitments but I'm tempted to work on the Hobbit now.
yes it does, it was simply done to imply he found the ring years ago. I guess he was counting on the majority of audiences not noticing the continuity error.
Apparantly Holm had to have his face taped back for that sequence where he looks younger and it was extremely painful, they would need to find a more painless method of making him look younger before Holm agreed to play an entire film like it. Mr D. perhaps you could do it digitally?
Surely Royd means a perfect beginning?
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