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The Silmarillion Movie: Would You Watch It?

I’m as excited as anyone about the Hobbit movies. I can’t believe they’re almost here. However, and I guess that this is a testament to my own glass-half-empty personality, all I can think about is that once the movies have come and gone, that this may very well be it for Tolkien in cinema – at least for another generation or two.Балконы

Unless Peter Jackson (or someone) tackles The Silmarillion Movie.

This would be a difficult project. The Silmarillion is the creation myth of the Middle-earth universe: The coming of what more or less passes as the gods, the ascension of the Elves and the rise and fall of Numenor, the creation of the rings. It’s an utterly mythopoeic work – almost a myth cycle than a set of fantasy cycles. This would be more than just one movie here, but with three The Lord of the Rings movies and three new Hobbit movies coming down the pipes, would three The Silmarillion movies really be that unreasonable? What about five or six?

Who knows if Peter Jackson would want to be sign on for that project – he might be Tolkiened out at that point – but surely there would be other great directors who would wish to tackle it. Guillermo del Toro was associated with The Hobbit movie at one point. I’m a huge del Toro fan, but even I didn’t think that he was a good fit for that. However, the Mexican visionary director would be perfect for The Silmarillion Movie, in my opinion. The mythical tone would jibe well with del Toro’s highly visual style. It would be nice to see him come in for his turn on the Tolkien universe.

The Silmarillion Movie might be considered unfilmable, but people said the same thing about The Lord of the Rings. I think it could be a great series of movies, but the bigger question would be whether J.R.R. Tolkien fans would show up to watch it. Would you?

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Posted by admin - November 18, 2012 at 2:49 am

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The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Character Posters

We have 17 awesome new movie character posters from The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey to share with you.  They run the gamut of characters from Hobbits, to Dwarves, to Elves, to Humans, to…whatever the hell Gollum has become.  The design for each of the Dwarves is of particular interest because of the challenge of making each of them unique and memorable.  Be sure to check out Steve’s incredible set visit experience for more information on the upcoming epic movie from director Peter Jackson.

Starring: Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage, Ian McKellen, Cate Blanchett, Elijah Wood and Andy Serkis, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey opens on December 14th. Hit the jump to check out the new film posters.

You can get caught up on all of our The Hobbit coverage here. The following movie posters come courtesy of Empire and can be seen in their current issue:









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Posted by admin - November 4, 2012 at 12:17 am

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