The Hobbit

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    Heh, Tom Waits and The Hobbit are among my top 5 favorite things the Universe ever created, so needless to say my ears are perked up. ^_^
     
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    could be interesting to have him in the movie
     
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    So, Tom Bombadil or Smaug? Either one would be the bees knees!
     
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    I feel like if the Hobbit was going to be made, it should have been done a while ago.
     
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    I like the fact that the writers are taking their time with this, plus pre-production on this kind of film takes a long time. They have to make costumes, build sets, paint sets, modeling, scouting, the amount of time spent on L.O.T.R. was phenomenal.
     
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    I love the book. Can't wait to see a movie version of it. Well, I've seen bits and pieces of an animated film of The Hobbit, but I would sure like to see a live-action version.

    That reminds me, I've still yet to watch the Lord of the Rings movies, now that I've read the books.
     
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    [/QUOTE]That reminds me, I've still yet to watch the Lord of the Rings movies, now that I've read the books.[/QUOTE]

    Really? Wow. You should start with the extended versions, the theatrical version is pointless IMO.
     
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    Alright-y, thanks! I'll see about picking up the extended versions.
     
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    It's pretty faithful to the novels, with a few exceptions. I won't ruin anything, but there are some WTF? moments. However, after listening to the directors commentary, which includes Peter Jackson and his wife and friend (they all wrote the screenplay together) I guess I can see why they changed what they did. I guess.

    Oh, the same writers are producing, and I am sure that del Toro is probably helping with the screenplay, since he is the director. He wrote and directed Pans Labyrinth, so The Hobbit should be pretty good!
     
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    are you thinking of Beorn? Tom Bombadil isn't in The Hobbit , The book anyway it is possible they may add him in as filler between the 2 parts of the hobbit if they are sticking with making it a 2 parter
     
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    Is Bombadil supposed to be in one of the films? I don't know if Waits is 'jolly' enough to be Bombadil, but it is a role with singing so that would be cool.

    Beorn (the shapeshifter/bear guy) is supposed to be in the films, so perhaps that might be a role for him. I think the voice of Smaug would be the best fit for Mr. Waits though. God that would be cool.

    I've gotta say this is my #1 most anticipated film. I can't think of anything that would knock it from the top spot, either.
     
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    if they go by the book ( Pun intended) Tom Bombadil won't be in , if we was going to be in a live action movie it would have been LOTR: The Fellowship of the Ring, but as I said there is a slight chance they may choose to use him as filler somewhere, but it is quite unlikely, as for who could play Bombadil well i think Robin Williams would be perfect for the role
     
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    I totally forgot that Tom Bombadil wasn't in The Hobbit. Oops. Still, if there are 2 movies made, I would expect to see Waits as him. Bombadil is a very strange dude, not unlike Waits. Plus Waits has children, so maybe he could be somewhat jolly...who knows? He would be great as Smaug too. I didn't think of Beorn, but that guy didn't sing, did he? I'd be happy to see him voice all 3 trolls too. Whatever he does...it will be great! I just hope this is true!
     
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    nope Beorn did not sing just kick alot of Orc and Warg ass
     
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    LOL, I just watched C&C again a few days ago. That's my favorite vignette out of all of them. So much delicious discomfort.

    And yeah, I could hear Waits voicing the trolls too. It'd be funny to hear him adopt the neccessary accent for them.
     
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    The Hobbit also features the fastest instance of going from about to kick each other's ass rto being allies you will ever likely see :lol  in the....better not say more as not to spoil anything for those who haven't read the book or seen the animated movie ( The book is loads better)
     
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    Can you imagine Tom arguing with himself in 3 different voices? I can! That would be hilarious!
     
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    To bring everyone up to speed on The Hobbit:

    *WILL be directed by Peter Jackson after all.

    *May not be filmed in New Zealand.

    *Has a rapidly growing cast:
    Meet Your Hobbit Cast | Hobbit Movie News and Rumors | TheOneRing.net?

    I'm thrilled with the choice for Bilbo. He made a perfect Arthur Dent and as Bilbo is the same sort of complacent and bumbling traveler he should fill those furry feet quite nicely.

    ::EDIT::
    WILL be filmed in New Zealand.
     

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