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Who would you like to Direct The Hobbit ?

redwing

Well-known Member
Ive just been reading up on all the info with The Hobbit and read that Peter Jackson is suing New Line over his profit share from LOTR although the latest news is they are in talks to get him aboard .

Heres some rumours copied from the net Sam Raimi and Peter Weir were first rumoured

Should both Sam Raimi and Peter Weir be not available, then New Line wants one of the following directors: Stephen Sommers, Michael Bay, Brad Silberling or Bill Condon. The validity of this report is quite questionable.
Article on AICN .

Sir Ian McKellen is playing Gandalf and said he wes sent a note from Peter Jackson saying he should do so as he felt bad that PJ was not involved .

IF PJ is not involved who do you think would do a decent job of one of the greatest film franchises in History. They would have a lot of responsibility as theres a loot of LOTR fans out there
 

pmc

Active Member
Do absolutely everything to get whatever problems need to be dealt with out of the way to get Peter Jackson on board.

But failing that, Guillermo del Toro. He's got the visual imagination and sense of fantasy to pull it off I think. As much of a fan of Gilliam that I am I think he would be too tempted to make it a bit tongue in cheek. Although the Hobbit has a lot more humour than LORT I would worry about having midgets in fancy dress all over the place with Gilliam.
 

inzaman

Moderator
Do absolutely everything to get whatever problems need to be dealt with out of the way to get Peter Jackson on board.
I totally agree with that :smashin:
 

bawheid

Active Member
Michael Bay? Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!
 

raigraphixs

Distinguished Member
If Raimi does direct, how much input would Raimi want from Jackson, no big time director wants the film not to be know as his own.

Its had to say, i would love Jackson to do it, there is also Ridley Scott who did Legend, Tim Burton with Big Fish, Terry has the great imagination, but might take it to far!. Who ever mentioned Bay should be shot.



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the klang

Active Member
rob zombie ?:devil:
 

redwing

Well-known Member
I totally agree with that :smashin:

Me too .

heres the lastest news it looks good

8/10/2007
An article about New Line's situation in general has an interesting statement about The Hobbit:
Eager to move ahead with "The Hobbit," New Line has quietly been trying to mend fences with "Rings" filmmaker Peter Jackson, who has sued the company over his share of profits from the first "Rings" films. When asked if it was true that company insiders had been in talks with Jackson's reps, Shaye replied, "Yes, that's a fair statement. Notwithstanding our personal quarrels, I really respect and admire Peter and would love for him to be creatively involved in some way in 'The Hobbit.' " (excerpt from the article)
Full article on LA Times
 

quarry2006

Well-known Member
Does this really count as "one of the greatest film franchises in history"? I suppose subjectively it might fit the term "great" to many but is it really up there with James Bond, surely the uber film franchise?

Maybe I'm misunderstanding you, redwing. It's not deliberate (I'd never go up against the LOTR fans - a lot of polyhedral dice thrown at one's head can really smart).

Good book, The Hobbit. Read it as a kid and really enjoyed it (the follow-up was purgatory, I have to say). I guess a director who's got a flair for kid's films would be ideal. Not Peter Jackson, then. How about Spielberg?
 

Razor

Distinguished Member
There can only be one person for this job.

Peter Jackson


Give him his cash, he has produced a classic.
 

Sonic67

Banned
Not Spielburg he tends to overdo the sentimentality or has annoying kids in his films.
 

the_pauley

Banned
Michael Winner! :thumbsup:
 

Sonic67

Banned
annoying? - a formula that has net him millions :D

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True but I'm afraid I never liked ET or Close Encounters. I liked Schindlers List but there's a few films he's done I'm just not keen on.
 

redwing

Well-known Member
Does this really count as "one of the greatest film franchises in history"? I suppose subjectively it might fit the term "great" to many but is it really up there with James Bond, surely the uber film franchise?

Maybe I'm misunderstanding you, redwing. It's not deliberate (I'd never go up against the LOTR fans - a lot of polyhedral dice thrown at one's head can really smart).

Good book, The Hobbit. Read it as a kid and really enjoyed it (the follow-up was purgatory, I have to say). I guess a director who's got a flair for kid's films would be ideal. Not Peter Jackson, then. How about Spielberg?


11 Oscars makes it great for a start .

The second highest grossing film Ever in the history of Cinema (return of the King ) also the 5th (two towers ) and the 11th (fellowship).


as you point out I said "one of the greatest " i didnt say THE greatest you only name James Bond so that could mean its still one of the greatest even though IMO its far bigger (James bond biggest ever box offfice hit was Casino Royale at 33 the rest dont even make the list . Dont get me wrong i like James Bond just dont know why you decide to pick me up on what I said as LOTR is one of the greatest film franchises simple as that .

Ive named some facts and my opinion and you even Elude to "never going up against you LOTR fans " meaning you know it has a major following backing up the franchise even more .The other reason is there is still many more stories to tell as they have only used 1 side of middle earth there are many storys of the other side yet all which are being talked about being made .
All part of the LOTR franchise .


So perhaps now you can tell me why its NOT one of the greatest franchises ever ?
 

pmc

Active Member
Yea only PJ will do for me.

How about Quentin Tarantino ? :devil::rotfl:

Gandalf: You know what they put on their fries in Mordor? Human blood.
Bilbo: No :censored:ing way, that's :censored:ed up
Gandalf: I'm telling you man, I seen them do it. Hey let me take a look at that ring you found
Bilbo: No way mother:censored:er. It's my mother:censored:ing precious. Touch it and I stick your :censored:ing magic staff up your mother:censored:ing ass mother:censored:er.
 

quarry2006

Well-known Member
11 Oscars makes it great for a start .

The second highest grossing film Ever in the history of Cinema (return of the King ) also the 5th (two towers ) and the 11th (fellowship).


as you point out I said "one of the greatest " i didnt say THE greatest you only name James Bond so that could mean its still one of the greatest even though IMO its far bigger (James bond biggest ever box offfice hit was Casino Royale at 33 the rest dont even make the list . Dont get me wrong i like James Bond just dont know why you decide to pick me up on what I said as LOTR is one of the greatest film franchises simple as that .

Ive named some facts and my opinion and you even Elude to "never going up against you LOTR fans " meaning you know it has a major following backing up the franchise even more .The other reason is there is still many more stories to tell as they have only used 1 side of middle earth there are many storys of the other side yet all which are being talked about being made .
All part of the LOTR franchise .


So perhaps now you can tell me why its NOT one of the greatest franchises ever ?

Yeah, with pleasure. I think it's sh*t, that's why.

Jeez Louise, redwing, it's a brave man who challenges you on something isn't it. I thought I was fervent about Star Wars 'til I read this reposte from you.

Oh, and Oscars do not make a film great, not one whit, old son. Now, take a chill pill. It's only a movie, mate - and a very boring one at that.

Oh, and the alleged conjecture that you mention about all those fascinating stories being made into films (yeah, I can realy see The Silmarillion keeping folk glued to their seats) does not a franchise make. Maybe when there's a dozen of these films in existence (oh, deep joy), all equally successful, then it can claim to be a great franchise. 'Til then, it's all just talk, talk, talk. So, if we could try and keep to the facts, it might make it easier to discuss. Ta.
 

redwing

Well-known Member
Yeah, with pleasure. I think it's sh*t, that's why.

Jeez Louise, redwing, it's a brave man who challenges you on something isn't it. I thought I was fervent about Star Wars 'til I read this reposte from you.

Oh, and Oscars do not make a film great, not one whit, old son. Now, take a chill pill. It's only a movie, mate - and a very boring one at that.

Oh, and the alleged conjecture that you mention about all those fascinating stories being made into films (yeah, I can realy see The Silmarillion keeping folk glued to their seats) does not a franchise make. Maybe when there's a dozen of these films in existence (oh, deep joy), all equally successful, then it can claim to be a great franchise. 'Til then, it's all just talk, talk, talk. So, if we could try and keep to the facts, it might make it easier to discuss. Ta.

Read the post . Mines Facts .You mention the Oscars but nothing of the fact these films are all in the top 11 highest grosssing films ever and your asking me for facts .

after reading your post i can see how you feel .

Its hard being handed your a,,e to you isnt it but it was easy .

When someone just trolls the forums looking for something that has nothing to do with the OP but you just wanted to pick out one bit to have your say even though your say is/was worthless and as stated nothing to do with the thread were discussing .

If you think its s..t thats fine its still one of the biggest franchises in History . If you think a franchise is a dozen films again shows your complete ignorance as The Godfather and many many more are franchises .

so Troll away , but first go learn what a franchise is then go find a thread that your actualy any use in .

"You have no use in this battle little one , begone Troll !!! "
 

redwing

Well-known Member
Yeah, with pleasure. I think it's sh*t, that's why.

Jeez Louise, redwing, it's a brave man who challenges you on something isn't it. I thought I was fervent about Star Wars 'til I read this reposte from you.

Oh, and Oscars do not make a film great, not one whit, old son. Now, take a chill pill. It's only a movie, mate - and a very boring one at that.

Oh, and the alleged conjecture that you mention about all those fascinating stories being made into films (yeah, I can realy see The Silmarillion keeping folk glued to their seats) does not a franchise make. Maybe when there's a dozen of these films in existence (oh, deep joy), all equally successful, then it can claim to be a great franchise. 'Til then, it's all just talk, talk, talk. So, if we could try and keep to the facts, it might make it easier to discuss. Ta.

OOPPS !!

There we go

you wanted facts . Forbes good enough for you ?

http://www.forbes.com/business/2005/06/15/batman-movies-franchises-cx_lh_lr_0615batman_2.html

Fith of all time . Id say that that makes it ONE of the biggest in History .

BUT you dont even think its a franchise :D:D:D

as I said with you its EASY , Not a Brave man no just one with a bit of intellect
 

BadAss

Banned
I would say Ridley Scott. He's already done Legend after all.
 

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