Thursday, May 29, 2008

Hey, Dave! What's new with "The Hobbit" film project? [w/ morning update]

Well, I'm glad you asked.

(Not an official promo image)

  1. It was never going to be made! New Line and Peter Jackson were at each other's throats over money.
  2. Well, okay then. But New Line can't ignore the goldmine of potential money. If Jackson wont' be directing, then we should consider other options.
  3. Okay, for real. PJ won't be directing, but don't worry! We'll give you two films. One for "The Hobbit" and another created out of thin air! (Um, why? Oh, yeah! $$$!)
  4. Guillermo del Toro is the director!
  5. But, it seems like he's not much of a fan . . . like, at ALL! Um, yikes?
  6. And, really . . . a 2nd film? What is THAT going to be about?
  7. Let's start talking to actors. (But good luck getting Viggo Mortensen back--dude has moved on. And do you really think Ian Holm has a spot? Not for Bilbo certainly . . but maybe the Gaffer?
Let more debates and further recriminations begin! And, if you really NEED help to get things going, I've done a bit of writing on the subject. I'll get started on the screenplay.
UPDATE: So, if Ian Holm is too old to play Bilbo, what about HP star Daniel Radcliffe? (Whaaa?) or (even crazier) Jack Black? Um, yeeaah. No.
Well, okay then. Maybe "Scotty" from the new J.J. Abram's Star Trek movie? (Clearly, James McAvoy isn't too worried about being typecast as a hugemongous geek.)

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