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Old 03-31-2008, 11:12 PM   #1
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Silmaril Looks like the "Silmarillion" might be making it to the screen after all...

I just saw this on a film news blog: http://filmnews.com

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LUCASFILM TO MAKE MIDDLE-EARTH PREQUELS

It was announced today that Warner Brothers has sold the rights to the “Lord of the Rings” Appendices, describing the earlier history of J.R.R. Tolkien’s Middle-earth, to Lucasfilm, which will adapt them into a series of animated prequels to the New Line movies.

Negotiations are now believed to be taking place with Tolkien Estate for permission to use extra material from J.R.R. Tolkien’s other works.

A spokesperson for Lucasfilm denied that there were any plans to make radical changes to the setting: “We want to stay as close as possible to the original– allowing for a bit of artistic license, of course.”

The first film, scheduled to be released in mid-2010, will tell the story of Lúthien, the half-Twi’lek Jedi princess and her companions Beren Cyberhand the space pirate and Huan the talking bantha as they battle the forces of evil throughout the galaxy of Arda.

It is not yet known whether Peter Jackson will be involved.

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Old 03-31-2008, 11:36 PM   #2
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April Fool's, I should say.

But it is quite funny. 3 points for effort.
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Old 04-01-2008, 07:12 AM   #3
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Yes, 'tis a good giggle, worth running with if Esty will move this to mirth.

I think Spielberg should be involved as well. His recent forays into historical cinema will provide a sense of ballast that The Silm/Appendices deserve.

I would hope though that any depictions of Hobbit geneologies wouldn't ressemble too closely the Ewoks.
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Old 04-01-2008, 08:32 AM   #4
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I simply couldn't resist:

http://youtube.com/watch?v=lv4Potdpjhw
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Old 04-01-2008, 08:48 AM   #5
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How refreshing to see that finally someone has done something with Tolkien's reference to the banana peel in OFS. Long overdue and just amazing!
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Old 04-01-2008, 10:30 AM   #6
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another possible April Fool's.....this one's for PJ and the Hobbit.

http://www.ifitsmovies.com/2008/04/0...ct-the-hobbit/
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Old 04-10-2008, 02:46 AM   #7
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i was so close to believing until i saw the names of the characters... good thing i read until the end of the article... hahaha...
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Old 04-10-2008, 08:34 AM   #8
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An outrage! PJ would be perfect for this project!
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Old 04-10-2008, 05:36 PM   #9
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That scared the heck out of me for a second until I read the end of the article. Georg Lucas kills his own sagas!
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Old 04-10-2008, 06:47 PM   #10
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That scared the heck out of me for a second until I read the end of the article. Georg Lucas kills his own sagas!
Imagine Lucas writing the script for this . . . I think he killed the prequels with his touching and moving dialogue. Imagine Beren and Luthien . . .

Beren: You are so beautiful!

Luthien: It's only because I'm so in love . . .

Beren: No, it's because I'm so in love with you.

Luthien: So love has blinded you?

Beren: Well, that's not exactly what I meant . . .

Luthien: But it's probably true!

Hmmm . . .
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