The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

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Postby katarn » Wed Oct 06, 2010 5:39 pm

After del Toro quit, Jackson has now been confirmed as director and release date is December 2012 for the first one:

http://www.imdb.com/news/ni4734317/

Also, confirmed as being shot in 3D. :|

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Postby topfear » Wed Oct 06, 2010 6:05 pm

Great, couldn't possibly watch a film these days without it being in 3D...

Could do without Bilbo Baggins' ring flying into my face.
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Postby katarn » Mon Oct 18, 2010 4:24 pm

Could be Martin Freeman as Bilbo Baggins:

http://www.imdb.com/news/ni4979388/

As long as he finishes the next Sherlock BBC series first!

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Postby Gandalf » Mon Oct 18, 2010 5:10 pm

I am confident that Peter Jackson, like James Cameron, is one of the few directors that can successfully make a 3D movie.

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Postby JohnyHumf » Mon Oct 18, 2010 7:16 pm

I can see Freeman as baggins tbh, he'd do the confused grumpy out of place bit really well.

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Postby [Prey] » Mon Oct 18, 2010 8:26 pm

Excellent choice. I agree.

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Postby katarn » Mon Oct 18, 2010 9:24 pm

Up until Sherlock I was never that keen on his acting, but after his brilliant performance as Watson I've changed my opinion of him quite a bit.

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Postby topfear » Mon Oct 18, 2010 10:18 pm

I'm not sure about his range.
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Postby deetz » Tue Oct 19, 2010 5:23 am

JohnyHumf wrote:I can see Freeman as baggins tbh, he'd do the confused grumpy out of place bit really well.


Yeah, good choice here. I can also picture him as a younger version of Ian Holm's Bilbo so there is some continuity there if that makes sense.

The Hobbit in 3d i can see. Dragons, Ogres, vast mountain ranges and forests. Seems suitably epic for 3d to work.

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Postby Gandalf » Tue Oct 19, 2010 7:29 am

topfear wrote:I'm not sure about his range.


I thought this before I watched the recent Sherlock Holmes where Freeman was surprisingly good. I didn't think he could handle a serious role, but I was wrong, he's really good, nice and subtle in his acting.

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Postby Srcr. Maligree » Tue Oct 19, 2010 10:49 am

I thought he was acting the same in Sherlock as he does in everything else, just more depressed.
Not bad though. And does he look like a young Ian Holm?
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Postby deetz » Tue Oct 19, 2010 10:55 am

Srcr. Maligree wrote:I thought he was acting the same in Sherlock as he does in everything else, just more depressed.
Not bad though. And does he look like a young Ian Holm?


I don't mean that they look alike but more that he is a believable younger version of Ian Holms Bilbo.

Bah, i know what i mean. :)

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Postby can't think of one » Fri Oct 22, 2010 1:17 pm

Peter Jackson and New Line Announce 'Hobbit' Casting

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/blogs/ ... line-32059

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Postby Srcr. Maligree » Fri Oct 22, 2010 4:21 pm

So Andy Serkis will be Gollum, as expected: Think he can stretch to motion-capturing Smaug too? Not that he's got the wings for it...
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