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Ian McKellen just sent out a tweet saying The Hobbit is moving along even without Guillermo del Toro. Casting is set for next month. Yay! Here's the link.    And here's more information about the two movies.  The old idea was they were doing one movie with the events from the Hobbit and the second one about the events between the Hobbit and the Fellowship, I assume dealing a lot with Aragorn's search for Gollum.   Now they plan to split the Hobbit into two, dramatizing some of the events only mentioned including the White Council driving Sauron (the Necromancer) out of Dol Guldur.  Sounds good to me.  So Cate Blanchett really will have a meatier role.    Of course the perennial question is who will play Thranduil? 

Date: 2010-06-12 07:20 am (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] larienelengasse.livejournal.com
Not that I have a problem with Guillermo del Toro, but PJ directing is the best of all possible news!

Date: 2010-06-12 07:50 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] elfscribe5.livejournal.com
It is good news and apparently GdT was involved in a lot of the creature designs and so forth. So his touch will be in there.

Date: 2010-06-12 07:22 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] elflover59.livejournal.com
It's about time.:)

Date: 2010-06-12 07:50 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] elfscribe5.livejournal.com
Truly it is.

Date: 2010-06-12 09:38 am (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] jay-of-lasgalen.livejournal.com
That's good news about PJ, but the release date still seems so far away! And the only problem with two films is more waiting ...

Date: 2010-06-13 03:19 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] elfscribe5.livejournal.com
I know. Well, they are always going to make two. I hope to hear something about the casting here in a bit.

Date: 2010-06-12 12:10 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kenazfiction.livejournal.com
JASON ISAACS, PLZ KTHXBYE!!!!!!!!

(not that I have any real opinion or anything)

Date: 2010-06-13 03:18 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] elfscribe5.livejournal.com
LOL. We'll all be waiting for this one.

Date: 2010-06-12 01:12 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] keiliss.livejournal.com
The thought of Hugo Weaving ten years on as Elrond makes me want to cry.

Otherwise - inching forward is better than no movement at all.

Date: 2010-06-12 01:32 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] heartofoshun.livejournal.com
I'm with you on those. Love Hugo Weaving, but he did not do for me visually the first time around and far less so will he now.

Date: 2010-06-13 03:15 am (UTC)

Date: 2010-06-13 03:17 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] elfscribe5.livejournal.com
You'd think with a movie property that everyone is reasonably sure will make a bucketload of money, they'd be finding ways to make it work.

Re: Hugo. Yes, there is only so much makeup can do.

Date: 2010-06-12 01:33 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] heartofoshun.livejournal.com
That's a relief!

Date: 2010-06-13 03:15 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] elfscribe5.livejournal.com
Hope nothing else screws up.

Date: 2010-06-12 10:12 pm (UTC)

Date: 2010-06-13 03:14 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] elfscribe5.livejournal.com
Good news.

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