Friday, November 30, 2012

Upcoming Films 2012: The Hobbit: Animal Abuse Allegations Discussed(Nov 30, 2012)

There are a lot of people talking of allegations of animal cruelty on this film. I will not say anything on this matter but will instead post some links of articles that are in relation to this matter.

PETA: Pleads with the New Zealand Government to take action(click here)

Warner Brothers issues statement regarding animal abuse(click here)

Elijah Wood responds to the controversy(click here)

The book of my childhood amongst others from Pierre Berton and Dr Suess(and many more)The Hobbit led on an adventure that no-one had been on before except maybe Bilbo Baggins that is.
I felt let down when Peter Jackson was going to film The Lord of The Rings as I have always felt that The Hobbit always was the better story(for me).
Just this past Monday Peter Jackson was quoted saying the films will be turned into a 3-part film trilogy.

I was not happy with that news as that means we have to wait that much longer to see the final product. Here are some comments from Peter Jackson in regards to the trilogy.

Jackson stated, “Upon recently viewing a cut of the first film, and a chunk of the second, Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens and I were very pleased with the way the story was coming together. We recognized that the richness of the story of The Hobbit, as well as some of the related material in the appendices of The Lord of the Rings, gave rise to a simple question: do we tell more of the tale? And the answer from our perspective as filmmakers and fans was an unreserved ‘yes.’ We know the strength of our cast and of the characters they have brought to life.  We know creatively how compelling and engaging the story can be and—lastly, and most importantly—we know how much of the tale of Bilbo Baggins, the Dwarves of Erebor, the rise of the Necromancer, and the Battle of Dol Guldur would remain untold if we did not fully realize this complex and wonderful adventure. I’m delighted that New Line, MGM and Warner Bros. are equally enthusiastic about bringing fans this expansive tale across three films.”

NEW TRAILER!! Online SEPT 19, 2012!!
Looks Fantastic!!

This is a fascinating look into the shooting process of "The Hobbit" the film crew shows us what goes into shooting in 3D.
Peter Jackson leads us into his world of directing this video is from The Hobbit 2012 website where you can find more info on that site.
                   Behind The Scenes of 'The Hobbit'

                    The Hobbit 2012 Website 

There on the website you will find the trailer for the much anticipated trailer for the prequel to 'The Lord of the Rings"
I personally found the adventures of Bilbo Baggins far more interesting than one of the chapters of Lord of the Rings, but that's just me I guess.

I just hope they get Smaug right and the story between Bilbo and Gollum as well, the Dwarves will be great to see and the Trolls as well

Here is what he had to say at this years Comic-Con

It’s all very premature. We have got incredible source material with the appendices. The Hobbit is obviously the novel, but we also have the rights to use this 125 pages of additional notes that Tolkien expanded the world of The Hobbit that’s published at the end of Return of the King. We’ve used some of that so far, just in the last few weeks as we’ve been prepping out the shooting and thinking about the shape of the story. Eventually Philippa [Boyens] and Fran [Walsh] and I have been talking to the studio about other things that we haven’t been able to shoot and seeing if we could possibly persuade them to do a few more weeks of shooting. It’ll be more than a few weeks actually, a bit of shooting, additional shooting next year. What form that will end up taking, the discussions are pretty early so there isn’t anything to report. But certainly there’s other parts of the story that we’d like to tell that we haven’t had a chance to tell yet. So we’re just trying to have those conversations with the studio at the moment.”

Also released this week was an image of what the Limited Edition
3D glasses are going to look like.

Ian McKellen returns as Gandalf the Grey, the character he played in “The Lord of the Rings” Trilogy, with Martin Freeman in the central role of Bilbo Baggins, and Richard Armitage as Thorin Oakenshield.  Returning cast members from “The Lord of the Rings” Trilogy also include Cate Blanchett, Orlando Bloom, Ian Holm, Christopher Lee, Hugo Weaving, Elijah Wood, and Andy Serkis as “Gollum.”  The international ensemble cast also includes (in alphabetical order) John Bell, Jed Brophy, Adam Brown, John Callen, Billy Connolly, Luke Evans, Stephen Fry, Ryan Gage, Mark Hadlow, Peter Hambleton, Barry Humphries, Stephen Hunter, William Kircher, Evangeline Lilly, Sylvester McCoy, Bret McKenzie, Graham McTavish, Mike Mizrahi, James Nesbitt, Dean O’Gorman, Lee Pace, Mikael Persbrandt, Conan Stevens, Ken Stott, Jeffrey Thomas, and Aidan Turner.

Thank you for reading this
Written by
Anthony Nadeau

Elijah Wood responds to the controversy(click here)

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