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Jackson And Del Toro Host Hobbit Chat
Director and producer talk Tolkien

15 May 2008  |  Written by Glen Ferris  |  Source: Weta

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If you’re like us, you’ve probably got a lot of questions about the upcoming Hobbit films - Who’s going to be in it? How is it going to look? What’s the story with the two movies? You know the kind of thing…

Well, now we’re getting the chance to have those burning issues extinguished by the dream team of Peter Jackson and Guillermo del Toro with the news that they are to host a live internet chat about The Hobbit.

In their own words, “Peter and Guillermo would love to answer your questions and hear your comments about our new adventure into Middle-Earth.”

The web chat is scheduled to last for an hour from 9pm on Saturday, May 24 (that’s London time) and you’ll have to register in advance.

Click here for more information from the mouth of Weta.

The Hobbit is expected to hit cinemas in 2010 followed by its sequel in 2011.


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Once again, two beards are coming together
One directing and the other - a director himself - producing. History repeats itself, but this is the age of the Mexi-Kiwi alliance of Men and the Hobbit will rule like a certain ring. But I am damn curious about the second movie. I'd love a Magnolia. But with Hobbits. More

Posted by moviemaniac-7 at 05:58 on 17 May 2008 | Report This Post

RE: Nuff talking, start making!!!
Do you guys think empire'll will get hold of the whole conversation, because I cant think of a decent way to document it all, infact i'm sure they will. More

Posted by crazymoviesdude at 19:44 on 16 May 2008 | Report This Post

Nuff talking, start making!!!
By the way, check out the CITY OF EMBER trailer now online at the moviebox.net, it looks way cool. More

Posted by boredbluekoala at 23:35 on 15 May 2008 | Report This Post

hang on, there's a new LOTR film coming out? they fairly kept that quiet..... (it's ok, i know that i'm not funny) More

Posted by Hughezy at 23:05 on 15 May 2008 | Report This Post

You've got to at least admire his balls; even if the second film draws from the book's appendices Jackson is still basically writing his own Tolkien, which to the legions of devoted fanboys must be on a par with scripting your own sequel to the bible. More

Posted by dunner05 at 15:19 on 15 May 2008 | Report This Post

RE: Read the book
Have read it ,and not that much happens that would warrant a film. Perhaps they'll go back to some of the earlier stories. More

Posted by steveg66 at 14:23 on 15 May 2008 | Report This Post

Read the book!!!!
Well, OK, perhaps not the whole thing, but give yourself 10 minutes in Waterstones and check the appendices of LOTR, where you will find a fairly detailed account of the main 'happenings' between the end of The Hobbit, and the beginning of Fellowship. I would assume, and hope, that these notes will form the basic plot of the second film, and THAT is the question I will be submitting to the boys! More

Posted by Halfling at 13:06 on 15 May 2008 | Report This Post

What's with the second film?....
One word - money! More

Posted by Mr Grizzly at 13:04 on 15 May 2008 | Report This Post

Ditto
Ditto (and I'm sure the same applies to just about everyone else!) More

Posted by Bazlurgan at 12:24 on 15 May 2008 | Report This Post

Ditto the first comment More

Posted by steveg66 at 11:58 on 15 May 2008 | Report This Post

cool
i get to ask them WTF is with the second film? More

Posted by danbo1138 at 10:33 on 15 May 2008 | Report This Post

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