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Samwise Gamgee - rank 9
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Peter Jackson removed from The Hobbit

SEE HERE


Whether you thought Jackson cut too much out of the books or not, one thing no one can deny is that he captured the essense of Middle-earth VERY well. I do not think any other director will do as good a job on the Hobbit as he did with Lord of the Rings.


If you want to sign the petition you can do so on these two sites:


HERE


and...


HERE


Personally I do not think the anyone else should make any other film based on Tolkien's world without PJ.



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Tower Guard of Minas Tirith - Rank 4
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I agree with you. If it was not for PJ's movies, I would probably not have gotten into the whole LOTR.


Having visited some of locations that were shot in the movies, it felt like I was really in Middle Earth. I dont think any other director could do as good a job as he did on the movies and in any other of Tolkiens work.


We'll just have to hope he changes his mind, as it would be great to see The Hobbit on the big screen.



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Samwise Gamgee - rank 9
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Well the New line cinima Boycot (the first petition link I gave) has been signed by over 2200 people so far. Perhaps that can make a difference.


I hope that PJ will not stop at The Hobbit and go on to make several more films about the various times of Tolkien's world. A trilogy of The Silmarillion I think would be great if done right and with a loremaster guiding the film maker.



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Tower Guard of Minas Tirith - Rank 4
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Definitely,


Here in New Zealand, we also have a petition going through the libraries. Over half our city has signed already which is a good sign that there are alot of people that loved the LOTR and would love to see more.


 If I hear any more on the news here will keep all posted.



-- Edited by brooke33 at 11:10, 2006-11-27

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Witchking of Angmar - Rank 10
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interesting articles...

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After reading that article, it all looks like a big mess. If New Line is trying to screw PJ out of $100 Mil then he should walk away and sue.

But that last part about the distribution rights and the owner wanting PJ is interesting. New Line may just buckle and give him $50 Mil and we get a Hobbit movie with PJ at the helm.

Doesnt look like its set in stone yet.

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Samwise Gamgee - rank 9
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But is $200,000,000 not enough for PJ? If he really does think the most important thing about creating films is the passion and dedication for the audience, rather than the money, surely he should simply bite his lip (if you can call 2000 Grand doing that) and just get on with it.

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Anarion, Son of Elendil - rank 8
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I second mos on that statement.

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Witchking of Angmar - Rank 10
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But I guess you do need money to make a good film...I think that ROTK costed something like that too, not sure though...anyway, the Hobbit only has one really big battle scene, so that might be cheaper to produce as far as computer stuff is concerned, but it also depends on how much money they are willing to give away...

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LoL I dont think NewLine or PJ are hurting for money. They already know they have an audience and can project Box Office figures based on the previous movies.

They should just get on with it and hash out PJs money issues along the way.

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Witchking of Angmar - Rank 10
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I agree...simply the great success of the previous movies would mean a certain big profit with the new movies. Some millions in plus or minus are not so important, the money will come anyway...so they should get PJ back. All in all he did a good job.

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mouth of sauron wrote:


But is $200,000,000 not enough for PJ? If he really does think the most important thing about creating films is the passion and dedication for the audience, rather than the money, surely he should simply bite his lip (if you can call 2000 Grand doing that) and just get on with it.



I second this. If he can't do it for that, what the heck does PJ need? We're not talking 3 films, nor boatloads of battles, just the 5 armies.


Fred



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More like he's using the excuse of the money to delay any action, since New Line's hold on the copyright for the Hobbit is almost up.

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Samwise Gamgee - rank 9
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Wouldn't they be able to renew there copyright priviledges once they ran out though?

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Witchking of Angmar - Rank 10
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they could but that would cost them quite a lot
so I guess they'll make the movies now before that happens to them
I wonder how the second movie, the one about the background of the events that take place in LOTR will be.
maybe they'll show the last council of the wise where Saruman advised them not to attack Dol Guldur or maybe something like that...

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Ah capitalism and greed at its finest.

The cost of the copyright is negligible compared to the return on the first three films alone. PJ has been more than fairly compensated.

It seems everyone involved just wants new platinum and diamond fixtures for their bathrooms.

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Being lies with Eru - Rank 1
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Is he not directing the hobbit? D:

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No, no Estel! Look at the date up there. That was in 2006. Don't worry mellon nín. HE IS directing the Hobbit movie.

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Being lies with Eru - Rank 1
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Phew! :O

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The Road goes ever on and on,

Down from the door where it began.

Now far ahead the Road has gone,

And I must follow, if I can,

Pursuing it with eager feet,

Until it joins some larger way

Where many paths and errands meet.

And whither then? I cannot say.

Estel Laviel.

Guard of Armenelos - Rank 4
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I thought it would've been something if Guillermo del Toro did help P.J. direct the films. Pan's Labyrinth had a great look to it. Especially the night scenes or dark scenes, thought his technique would look good in Gollums cave and such, but it was not meant to be. P.J. is going to do just fine.

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Tower Guard of Minas Tirith - Rank 4
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Oh I'm sure PJ'll do great! He's one of the best at what he does for sure

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I concur!

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