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(The Hollywood Reporter)   Peter Jackson insisting that he won't work on a Hobbit movie unless it can be in theaters before the Mayan Apocalypse takes place (Sponsored link)   (heatvision.hollywoodreporter.com ) divider line
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2010-07-14 01:06:35 PM  
Get to work already. Slower than slobama over there.

Considering going to N.Zealand to be an extra for this one.
 
2010-07-14 01:08:02 PM  
Given how farked MGM is, yeah if this happens it won't be for awhile now.
 
2010-07-14 01:08:06 PM  

EdNortonsTwin: Get to work already. Slower than slobama over there.

Considering going to N.Zealand to be an extra for this one.


You sound fat short.
 
2010-07-14 01:09:01 PM  
Wow he lost a lot of weight.
 
2010-07-14 01:09:26 PM  
Then put down the bucket of chicken ya fat bastard.
 
2010-07-14 01:09:31 PM  
What has it got in its pocketses? Residuals? Give us those!
 
2010-07-14 01:09:34 PM  
It's the pointy ears, actually.
 
2010-07-14 01:10:21 PM  
I've heard they already added Troy Undercook to the cast
 
2010-07-14 01:12:36 PM  
This coming from the guy who took a half a lifetime to make King Kong.
 
2010-07-14 01:13:47 PM  
IWood What has it got in its pocketses? Residuals? Give us those!

yay! This is good:)
 
2010-07-14 01:14:00 PM  

Ronnie_Zman: I've heard they already added Troy Undercook to the cast


I read that as Dane Cook, almost got angry.
 
2010-07-14 01:14:05 PM  

Yakk: Wow he lost a lot of weight.


He's like the opposite of George Lucas.
 
2010-07-14 01:14:30 PM  
Let me help make the movie.

I could carry it a while....share the load.
 
2010-07-14 01:14:30 PM  
Smaug needs to fly over to MGM and light a few fires under some butts!
 
2010-07-14 01:15:53 PM  

nastro: Then put down the bucket of chicken ya fat bastard.


You are considerably behind the news. Check the dude right above you. :P
 
2010-07-14 01:21:40 PM  
Whoever drove MGM into the ground needs to come forth, so that I may destroy him/her/them.

-The new Bond movie gets scrapped, just when they finally got a good actor to play Bond again (not to mention better writing & directing)

-And now The Hobbit is facing delays & possible dissolution?

Bring me their heads!
 
2010-07-14 01:22:23 PM  

HailRobonia: Yakk: Wow he lost a lot of weight.

He's like the opposite of George Lucas.


In more ways than one.
 
2010-07-14 01:25:45 PM  
Solution: Disney should buy MGM.
 
2010-07-14 01:28:13 PM  

Phil Herup: HailRobonia: Yakk: Wow he lost a lot of weight.

He's like the opposite of George Lucas.

In more ways than one.

You mean like making a good movie since the 90's?

/oh yeah, i went there..
//i feel a little bad doing it, too..
 
2010-07-14 01:28:56 PM  

schattenteufel: Whoever drove MGM into the ground needs to come forth, so that I may destroy him/her/them.

-The new Bond movie gets scrapped, just when they finally got a good actor to play Bond again (not to mention better writing & directing)

-And now The Hobbit is facing delays & possible dissolution?

Bring me their heads!


More than just that. MGM was planning on trotting out all the Unversal Artists material for reimaging and or source material.

The problem with MGM is that it become to investor driven. With those investors being Sony, Comcast, and Providence Equity. They installed Cooper as the CEO and when Cooper essentially said that we're debt ridden let us restructure it so we can get some money makers out the door the debt holders (see above) refused.

This more or less was the death knell on the decline of MGM. Without the inability to get a solid cash flow all the major projects, movies that would have made solid dollars both in studio and through the home entertainment division, they could have again restructure the debt more to the holders liking.

So blame the consortium ownership of Metro
 
2010-07-14 01:30:36 PM  

ZeroCorpse: Solution: Disney should buy MGM.


it'll likely end up going to Time Warner, with the consortium retaining partial ownership and Time Warner taking a stake in the holdings.

Cause right now that 5b they want for the studio is laughable. 1.5 at best.
 
2010-07-14 01:33:50 PM  
Oh for chrisssake...more doe eyed british accented pansies flitting around a magical land....yadda yadda yadda...more soaring vistas of rugged mountains...maybe they can do it in 3D this time!
 
2010-07-14 01:34:58 PM  

ZeroCorpse: Solution: Disney should buy MGM.


Fark should buy it!

:-D

And imagine how the film would turn out if all of us had a say in how it was made! I shudder to think of the final product if that were the case.
 
2010-07-14 01:35:33 PM  
Considering the amount of money that LOTR brought in, and the way studios want to beat a 'successful' franchise to death, I am surprised it taking so long myself.

I know there was some money issues with New Line, Jackson and Tolken's estate, but I would have thought all parties would have worked through them as fast as they could.
 
2010-07-14 01:36:53 PM  

nastro: Then put down the bucket of chicken ya fat bastard.


From TFA
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Looks like he put down the chicken a while back.
 
2010-07-14 01:40:18 PM  
Surely that's a stunt Jackson.
 
2010-07-14 01:47:50 PM  
J.R.R. Tolkien's epic fantasy novel to the big screen.

Epic? It's a childrens' book and reads like one. I loath the LOTR books but dig what Jackson did with them. It is to be hoped he will do the same with this kid's book.
 
2010-07-14 01:51:20 PM  
The greatest adventure is what lies ahead.

Didn't Tolkien specifically put something in his will forbidding Disney to use anything he wrote?
 
2010-07-14 01:58:27 PM  
groininjury
Let me help make the movie.

I could carry it a while....share the load.


I don't want to keep it. I just want to help.
 
2010-07-14 01:58:58 PM  

EdNortonsTwin: Get to work already. Slower than slobama over there.

Considering going to N.Zealand to be an extra for this one.


and get a work visa? ok
 
2010-07-14 02:00:07 PM  

Mock26: And imagine how the film would turn out if all of us had a say in how it was made! I shudder to think of the final product if that were the case.


I'd want a scene where Arwen makes passionate love to Eowyn.
 
2010-07-14 02:02:11 PM  

Yakk: Wow he lost a lot of weight.


Yup. He started after he won the Oscar. He was thin when he started King Kong. He also took to wearing contacts (or had laser surgery) as he no longer wear glasses.

I assume he realized that he looked like a fat slob and decided to do something about it.

/apparently, even before LotR, he was one of the richest people in New Zealand.
 
2010-07-14 02:11:41 PM  

Hagbardr: Mock26: And imagine how the film would turn out if all of us had a say in how it was made! I shudder to think of the final product if that were the case.

I'd want a scene where Arwen makes passionate love to Eowyn.


Get the hell out of my bunk.

/I'm sure its been done, though. Rule 34.
 
2010-07-14 02:23:25 PM  
I really liked the animated movie of The Hobbit. I don't know if I would want it in CGI format.

I could imagine a really interesting rendition of "Riddles in the Dark" though.
 
2010-07-14 02:26:29 PM  
Looks like Peter can haz teh lap band.
 
2010-07-14 02:37:08 PM  

Dan2ine: nastro: Then put down the bucket of chicken ya fat bastard.

From TFA

Looks like he put down the chicken a while back.


He's a level 50 Dungeon Master.
 
2010-07-14 02:47:52 PM  
Cash infusion?

How about pre-ticket sales?
 
2010-07-14 03:01:37 PM  

radioman_: J.R.R. Tolkien's epic fantasy novel to the big screen.

Epic? It's a childrens' book and reads like one. I loath the LOTR books but dig what Jackson did with them. It is to be hoped he will do the same with this kid's book.


As opposed to adult fantasy novels. Put down the pron Son, Tolkien's a genius.
 
2010-07-14 03:55:20 PM  
Two movies? There's no way to make the Hobbit stretch out into two movies without adding all sorts of your own shiat into it.
 
2010-07-14 04:03:36 PM  

The Great Gazoo: Two movies? There's no way to make the Hobbit stretch out into two movies without adding all sorts of your own shiat into it.


Walking. Lots and lots of walking.
 
2010-07-14 04:27:15 PM  

WrestlerManager: The Great Gazoo: Two movies? There's no way to make the Hobbit stretch out into two movies without adding all sorts of your own shiat into it.

Walking. Lots and lots of walking.


They should make a movie about The Silmarillion, depicting all the badass stuff that happened when the ring was made.
 
2010-07-14 04:36:59 PM  

WrestlerManager: The Great Gazoo: Two movies? There's no way to make the Hobbit stretch out into two movies without adding all sorts of your own shiat into it.

Walking. Lots and lots of walking.


And Hobbits crying and hugging one another while jumping on beds. And saying goodbye for 30 minutes.
 
2010-07-14 04:38:58 PM  
I still can't believe the balls they had to split this into two movies. The hobbit was far, far, FAR shorter than any of the LotR books, and they condensed those into one movie each. Albeit extremely long movies, but the hobbit is seriously about the size of a children's novel.

Farkin Hollywood.
 
2010-07-14 04:43:41 PM  

H31N0US: WrestlerManager: The Great Gazoo: Two movies? There's no way to make the Hobbit stretch out into two movies without adding all sorts of your own shiat into it.

Walking. Lots and lots of walking.

They should make a movie about The Silmarillion, depicting all the badass stuff that happened when the ring was made.


They'd have to split that into so many movies, but that would probably be either the best or the worst thing to ever happen to me.
 
2010-07-14 04:43:53 PM  

BioStormX: I still can't believe the balls they had to split this into two movies. The hobbit was far, far, FAR shorter than any of the LotR books, and they condensed those into one movie each. Albeit extremely long movies, but the hobbit is seriously about the size of a children's novel.

Farkin Hollywood.


Ian McKellen likes the script (new window), and that's good enough for me. I trust his judgment.

I'm so happy I have my SAG card - it makes getting that dammed NZ Work Visa a possibility. Sending out my audition tape fairly soon here; they always need combat-trained stunt extras. I just have to finish filming the wire-work stuff (hopefully at ZFX Flying Inc. next week) and edit everything together.
 
2010-07-14 04:44:58 PM  
Lets not forget that POS "Lovely Bones" he made.
 
2010-07-14 04:48:19 PM  

The Great Gazoo: Two movies? There's no way to make the Hobbit stretch out into two movies without adding all sorts of your own shiat into it.


So did you not read LotR, or did you not watch the movies?
 
2010-07-14 04:48:24 PM  

Dwight_Yeast: Yakk: Wow he lost a lot of weight.

Yup. He started after he won the Oscar. He was thin when he started King Kong. He also took to wearing contacts (or had laser surgery) as he no longer wear glasses.

I assume he realized that he looked like a fat slob and decided to do something about it.

/apparently, even before LotR, he was one of the richest people in New Zealand.


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2010-07-14 04:52:00 PM  
You could probbly make a dozen movies out of the silmarillion or a decent HBO series. Like, Band of Angband.
 
2010-07-14 04:52:59 PM  

apeiron242: Dan2ine: nastro: Then put down the bucket of chicken ya fat bastard.

From TFA

Looks like he put down the chicken a while back.

He's a level 50 Dungeon Master.


This is Peter Jackson we're talking about, he goes beyond fanboys in the basement attacking the darkness. His level is much higher than that!
 
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