November 21, 2017, 07:10:08 PM

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Who should play Fatty Bolger in the new Amazon LOTR series?

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Re: Peter Jackson to film new Middle Earth film
« Reply #15 on: April 28, 2015, 09:09:30 AM »
Eheheheheeee...

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Re: Peter Jackson to film new Middle Earth film
« Reply #16 on: April 28, 2015, 11:17:49 AM »
Lol
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Re: Peter Jackson to film new Middle Earth film
« Reply #17 on: November 14, 2017, 06:51:55 AM »
Just seen that Amazon are now making a multi series Lord of the Rings TV show based on ideas from Tolkien's writings not used in the film.  :o  Never going to joke again ...
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Re: Peter Jackson to film new Middle Earth film
« Reply #18 on: November 14, 2017, 07:06:10 AM »
Just seen that Amazon are now making a multi series Lord of the Rings TV show based on ideas from Tolkien's writings not used in the film.  :o  Never going to joke again ...

I suppose there is now a new generation coming up who have not seen or read LoTR, but there are a multitude of new excellent books that could have been chosen instead.   ::)
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Re: Peter Jackson to film new Middle Earth film
« Reply #19 on: November 14, 2017, 07:52:16 AM »
It's all just ugh and sigh everywhere I look. Nobody seems to want a LoTR series and I certainly don't either. I would much rather see something new.
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Re: Peter Jackson to film new Middle Earth film
« Reply #20 on: November 14, 2017, 08:47:56 AM »
It's all just ugh and sigh everywhere I look. Nobody seems to want a LoTR series and I certainly don't either. I would much rather see something new.

*sigh* I also agreed that the series seemed to be a bad idea. Adaptations these days are not entirely encouraging of the fact, and a LOTR reboot doesn't sound necessary at all.

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Re: Peter Jackson to film new Middle Earth film
« Reply #21 on: November 14, 2017, 09:34:59 AM »
I mean, it's not like they condensed the original story to a 3h film! If you watch the long versions of the PJ trilogy, it lasts already as many hours as your average BBC mini series like Pride and Prejudice. Adding 3h worth of enchanted woods, poetry and Tom Bonbadil is not gonna make it better.
The original novel has a pretty slow pacing, with definitely unnecessary passages that you can read through but would be harder to put up with on TV.
They can probably make something half decent... but where? Film back in Nz? Do everything on a green screen?!?
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Re: Peter Jackson to film new Middle Earth film
« Reply #22 on: November 14, 2017, 09:55:57 AM »
Wow. I can't wait for more slapstick and Legolas.  ::)
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Re: Peter Jackson to film new Middle Earth film
« Reply #23 on: November 14, 2017, 07:13:47 PM »
It's all just ugh and sigh everywhere I look. Nobody seems to want a LoTR series and I certainly don't either. I would much rather see something new.

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Re: Peter Jackson to film new Middle Earth film
« Reply #24 on: November 14, 2017, 08:00:20 PM »
Just seen that Amazon are now making a multi series Lord of the Rings TV show based on ideas from Tolkien's writings not used in the film.  :o  Never going to joke again ...
It can only go badly for readers and fans of JRRT, even if it goes OK for Amazon's profits.

What is it with all these companies that they are so cowardly that they will neither commission material specially (can work best) nor do suitable "good" authors / books never done before? They are parasites.

Pathetic. Well, I suppose I don't have to watch it.

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Re: Peter Jackson to film new Middle Earth film
« Reply #25 on: November 14, 2017, 08:39:02 PM »
Cowardly and unimaginative are the right words. So many other series that would make a great Amazon adaptation. The Elderlings would be incredible. Especially when after season 3 they carry on with an entirely new cast for a series about talking ships. First Law would be fantastic and would scratch The Game of Thrones sex and violence itch. Mistborn would have awesome stunts. Bas Lag would be weird and visual. Earthsea would have had a diverse cast. BUT no lets stick with a known brand that will get guaranteed views. Do they stick with the white male dominated world of Tolkien or do they diversify? Is it good v evil again or will it be shades of grey with sex and violence and at that point is it still Lord of the Rings? And who plays Fatty Bolger?
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Re: Peter Jackson to film new Middle Earth film
« Reply #26 on: November 18, 2017, 01:48:43 AM »
Is Amazon even doing well with original streaming content? Based on this and another thing I heard about them not being able to work with some mainstream channels, this feels like a desperate attempt.