Results 1 to 8 of 8

Thread: Gandalf is back

  1. #1
    RamWraith's Avatar
    RamWraith is offline Registered User
    Join Date
    Mar 2001
    Location
    Minnesota
    Age
    44
    Posts
    8,230
    Rep Power
    61

    Gandalf is back

    For all you Lord of the Ring fans...it's back!! The Hobit will begin filming soon.

    Ian McKellan to Return as Gandalf

    Written by Stephanie Sanchez
    Wednesday, 30 April 2008

    I guess you're never too old to play a wizard who's hundred of years old...Ian McKellan announced this week that he would be returning to the Gandalf role in the new Guillermo del Toro helmed "Hobbit."

    Empire Magazine got the goods,

    "Yes, it's true," McKellen told Empire magazine.

    "I spoke to Guillermo in the very room that Peter Jackson offered me the part and he confirmed that I would be reprising the role. Obviously, it's not a part that you turn down, I loved playing Gandalf."

    Del Toro, whose credits include "Pan's Labyrinth", will move to New Zealand for the next four years to work on both "Hobbit" films with executive producer Jackson, according to New Line Cinema and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios.

    The studios have said that filming will begin in 2009, with tentative release dates set of 2010 for the first film and 2011 for the sequel.


  2. #2
    Mooselini's Avatar
    Mooselini is offline Registered User
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Arizona
    Posts
    3,724
    Rep Power
    28

    Re: Gandalf is back

    Oh wow. Time to complete my DVD collection of the lord of the rings.

    I actually went to the movie theatre on base when they played both films before they lead to the opening of the third one. fun day.

  3. #3
    ramsanddodgers's Avatar
    ramsanddodgers is online now Registered User
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Arroyo Grande, CA
    Age
    58
    Posts
    2,256
    Rep Power
    50

    Re: Gandalf is back

    I have heard that The Hobbit will be done in two parts.

    The two “Hobbit” films – “The Hobbit” and its sequel – are scheduled to be shot simultaneously, with pre-production beginning as soon as possible. Principal photography is tentatively set for a 2009 start, with the intention of “The Hobbit” release slated for 2010 and its sequel the following year, in 2011.
    The Hobbit: The Official Movie Blog » PETER JACKSON AND NEW LINE CINEMA JOIN WITH MGM TO PRODUCE “THE HOBBIT”
    RnD

    GO RAMS!!

  4. #4
    Nick's Avatar
    Nick is offline Superbowl MVP
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Location
    Morgantown, WV
    Age
    31
    Posts
    19,301
    Rep Power
    153

    Re: Gandalf is back

    The Hobbit will be the first movie. The second movie will be something completely different, a bridge between The Hobbit and the LOTR trilogy based on other Tolkien source material. Personally I don't have high expectations for the second prequel, but The Hobbit should be great, especially with McKellan inked to return as Ganldalf the Grey.

    Absolutely love the Lord of the Rings - I'm actually rereading it now with summer looming. Such an incredible universe and story.
    ClanRam ModCast: Episode Two
    Rams Discussion Right at Your Fingertips!



  5. #5
    ramsanddodgers's Avatar
    ramsanddodgers is online now Registered User
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Arroyo Grande, CA
    Age
    58
    Posts
    2,256
    Rep Power
    50

    Re: Gandalf is back

    Quote Originally Posted by Nick View Post
    The Hobbit will be the first movie. The second movie will be something completely different, a bridge between The Hobbit and the LOTR trilogy based on other Tolkien source material. Personally I don't have high expectations for the second prequel, but The Hobbit should be great, especially with McKellan inked to return as Ganldalf the Grey.

    Absolutely love the Lord of the Rings - I'm actually rereading it now with summer looming. Such an incredible universe and story.
    Why ruin a perfectly good set of books with a fabrication? Tolkien didn't need anybody to bridge the gap between The Hobbit and The LOTR Trilogy.

    These movie guys just cannot help but think we need their interpretations. Even in LOTR PJ added stuff that wasn't there and left out other stuff HE didn't feel was necessary. All-in-all he did a great job but why can they not just leave the story alone while commemorating it to film (or disc)?

    I have read all the books probably better than 20X in my life and they never get old.
    RnD

    GO RAMS!!

  6. #6
    C-Mob 71's Avatar
    C-Mob 71 is offline Registered User
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    S. Illinois
    Posts
    1,506
    Rep Power
    45

    Re: Gandalf is back

    Just finished reading The Hobbit in my English class. I had read it a few years ago, but it definitely sparked up my interests once more. I'm now re reading the trilogy.

    Thought the movies were great, and to stick up for the movie guys, it is probably pretty tough to get everything from hundreds of pages into a three hour movie and please everyone. Looking forward to The Hobbit as long as Peter Jackson is still associated with it.

    By the way, good to see Rams fans with fantasy interests as well, most of my friends cringed at the thought of actually reading a book!

  7. #7
    ramsanddodgers's Avatar
    ramsanddodgers is online now Registered User
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Arroyo Grande, CA
    Age
    58
    Posts
    2,256
    Rep Power
    50

    Re: Gandalf is back

    [QUOTE=C-Mob 71;230376]

    By the way, good to see Rams fans with fantasy interests as well [QUOTE]

    Probably more than just those who would admit to it!

    After all most of us are probably married?
    RnD

    GO RAMS!!

  8. #8
    Fat Pang's Avatar
    Fat Pang is offline Registered User
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Hong Kong
    Posts
    1,603
    Rep Power
    64

    Re: Gandalf is back

    Fantastic news.

    With Jackson on board its bound to be true to its roots.

Similar Threads

  1. Battle for Running Back Spot Still Developing
    By RamWraith in forum RAM TALK
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: -08-20-2007, 08:42 PM
  2. Coakley Back to Business
    By RamsFan16 in forum RAM TALK
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: -06-10-2006, 08:10 PM
  3. Turley still rehabbing from back injury
    By RamWraith in forum RAM TALK
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: -06-07-2005, 04:40 PM
  4. Back ailment has hindered Archuleta
    By RamTime in forum RAM TALK
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: -11-29-2004, 02:26 AM
  5. The RAMS are back in town
    By WisRamsFan in forum RAM TALK
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: -09-19-2004, 10:40 AM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •