This amount was the Trust's estimated share in respect of the gross profit participation due for the films based on "The Lord of the Rings". [87] The second film's story would also have depended on how many actors could have reprised their roles. Tolkien • Books vs. Adaptations They seem too specific for what titles have been established, ESPECIALLY Decimation of Smaug, whose title would kind of spoil its own movie. "[64], In May 2010, New Zealand Actors Equity (NZAE) received from the film's producers a sample of the contracts it was offering to actors' agents. Nominated. Popular Quizzes Today. Profile Quizzes Subscribed Subscribe? See a complete list of the characters in The Hobbit and in-depth analyses of Bilbo Baggins, Gandalf, and Thorin Oakenshield. [51] While del Toro initially wanted Ian Holm to reprise the role of Bilbo Baggins, he also said that he "absolutely" supported the casting of Martin Freeman as the character,[52] and wanted all other returning Lord of the Rings characters to be played by the original actors where possible. Cate Blanchett, Sylvester McCoy, Mikael Persbrandt, William Kircher, Ken Stott, and Jed Brophy were cast in December as Galadriel, Radagast the Brown, Beorn, Bifur, Balin, and Nori, respectively. Completion of the story outlines and treatments ended in March 2009 and the studios approved the start of writing the screenplay. I don't want to give the producers the impression that I'm sitting waiting. Who is the real leader of… [150], The films were filmed in 3D using Red Epic cameras. Good Characters • Evil Characters • Ages and Dates • Locations • The Lord of the Rings ChaptersThe Hobbit Chapters • The Silmarillion Chapters • The Children of Húrin Chapters • Unfinished Tales ChaptersThe History of Middle-earth • Races of Arda • Books by J.R.R. The release for the third film was originally set for an 18 July 2014 release, but was pushed back when X-Men: Days of Future Past, was announced to be released on the same date, as direct competition to the third installment. The launch of the Lego The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey was released to coincide with the release of the film adaptation's first part in December 2012. Flashcards. [110][111] Although McKellen and Serkis were expected to return for their roles, McKellen was previously quoted in July 2010 on TVNZ's Good Morning that: "I'm not under contract and my time is running out. [188] The film was released on 13 December 2012 in the United Kingdom[189] and 14 December 2012 for some other parts of the world. Note: While I like to have fun with the chapter descriptions here, I feel honor bound to say that this series isn’t comedic, for the most part. Together they act as a prequel to Jackson's The Lord of the Rings film trilogy. [180] Many of the actors who played Orcs in this trilogy portrayed them through performance capture. [22] He hoped to collaborate again with cinematographer Guillermo Navarro. We have scary sequences and funny sequences and we are very, very prepared for when it's finally triggered, but we don't know anything until MGM is solved. [170], In a bid to pressure director Peter Jackson to stop using live animals in future films and use instead 100% CGI-inserted animals, animal rights group PETA planned protests as the film was released. AKA: A hobbit: Az öt sereg csatája, The Hobbit: There and Back Again, The Battle of the Five Armies, Хоббiт: Битва п'яти воiнств, The Hobbit - Battle of the Five Armies. After completion of the merger of New Line Cinema with Warner Bros. in February 2008, the two parts were announced as scheduled for release in December 2011 and 2012. [15] New Line co-founder Robert Shaye was annoyed with the lawsuit and said in January 2007 that Jackson would never again direct a film for New Line, accusing him of being greedy. Since the index page I threw up for my “Decisive Battles” pulls in a good bit of traffic, I figure I should do the same for my Chapter by Chapter reviews of The Lord of the Rings.. [23] Christopher Tolkien said: "The trustees regret that legal action was necessary but are glad that this dispute has been settled on satisfactory terms that will allow the Tolkien Trust properly to pursue its charitable objectives. [12] In September 2006, the new ownership and management of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer expressed interest in teaming up with New Line and Jackson to make The Hobbit. No one was anywhere near him. "[98][99] Hadlow also plays Bert the Stone-troll. "[122][123], Dean O'Gorman was hired in April 2011 for the role of Fíli. On 28 May he explained at a press conference that owing to MGM's financial troubles the Hobbit project had then not been officially green-lit at the time. I mustn't give too much away but I've got a bald cap and then on top of that a really bad combover wig and this wispy mustache and wispy beard and horrible blotchy skin and disgusting fingernails .... And generally speaking a really unappetising piece of work. As of 7 July 2013, DVD/Blu-ray sales in the United States were reported to be around $29,527,413, with almost 3 million units sold. Ian Holm was added to the cast in April as old Bilbo Baggins. 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