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Old 10-12-2017, 04:53 PM   #1
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Potential Middle Earth movies in the future?

Shadow of Mordor adaption, Prequel young Strider or War Of The North?
The Silmarillion will probably never be adapted, but what about these I mentioned?
Could for example War Of The North include Dol Amroth or the northern Rangers?
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Old 10-13-2017, 03:59 PM   #2
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Shadow of Mordor adaption,
Gosh I hope not.

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Prequel young Strider or War Of The North?
The Silmarillion will probably never be adapted, but what about these I mentioned?
Could for example War Of The North include Dol Amroth or the northern Rangers?
I believe that the movie juju of the Lord of the Rings franchise has been exhausted for this generation. I think the next time we will see a Lord of the Rings film it will be many years from now and be a new version of The Fellowship of the Ring.

I can only hope that whoever makes the next version will stay more faithful than Jackson.
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Old 10-13-2017, 08:42 PM   #3
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I think the appendices are adaptable though making it interesting to the public would be the challenge.
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Old 10-14-2017, 08:35 AM   #4
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I think the appendices are adaptable though making it interesting to the public would be the challenge.
What if they brought Hugo Weaving Elrond, Cate Blanchett Galadriel, Orlando Bloom Legolas, Evangeline Lilly Tauriel as major elv roles for the War of the North movie?
And get some good actors for the roles in Erebor and perhaps include Glorfindel, Elrond's sons and the dunedain rangers? Perhaps the Swan Knights can have some role in this also. I want Gondor to have the same heroic role like Rohan had in LOTR.
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Old 10-14-2017, 11:47 AM   #5
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What if they brought Hugo Weaving Elrond, Cate Blanchett Galadriel, Orlando Bloom Legolas, Evangeline Lilly Tauriel as major elv roles for the War of the North movie?
And get some good actors for the roles in Erebor and perhaps include Glorfindel, Elrond's sons and the dunedain rangers? Perhaps the Swan Knights can have some role in this also. I want Gondor to have the same heroic role like Rohan had in LOTR.
I'd think some of the actors and actresses are too old.

I wouldn't mind seeing a movie about Thorongil destroying the Umbari fleet, or a miniseries about the kin strife and the wain riders.

There is a lot of lore in Tolkien's legendarium that I think could be adapted.
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Old 10-14-2017, 12:37 PM   #6
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I'd think some of the actors and actresses are too old.

I wouldn't mind seeing a movie about Thorongil destroying the Umbari fleet, or a miniseries about the kin strife and the wain riders.

There is a lot of lore in Tolkien's legendarium that I think could be adapted.
Makeup and CGI can always fix that. Especially makeup.
I think a prequel of young Strider and War of The North are the best candidates for adaptations.
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Old 10-14-2017, 01:54 PM   #7
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Yeah and movies about the appendices material wouldn't require the extremely expensive budgets of say the Silmarillion.
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Old 10-15-2017, 04:45 AM   #8
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David Lynch did "Dune" back in 1984. It's taken 33 years for another shot at it in cinema, this time with Denis Villeneuve ("Sicario", "Blade Runner 2049", "The Arrival") as the director, and it's going to be a trilogy.

Kuruharan was right when he said it will take a generation before we see more Tolkien films.
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Old 10-15-2017, 05:59 AM   #9
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I think this is likely as well. The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings were already famous texts before the films. Putting aside the fact that they would have to almost completely invent the plot from whole cloth (and the Dol Guldur material in the most recent films shows how that can go) I can't imagine how they would market a spinoff.
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Old 10-16-2017, 05:12 PM   #10
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Given that Hollywood currently has a paucity of ideas and the LOTR trilogy is looked upon very favorably(go to any YouTube comment section with LOTR clips) I suspect we might be seeing a new LOTR movie adaptation sooner than later.

Perhaps not until at least 20-25 years after Jackson's films were released(2020s-2030s) but I believe it will happen.
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Old 10-29-2017, 05:13 PM   #11
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Oh, wunnerful. "Tolkien" movies comprising entirely third-rate fanfic.

Anyone who thinks Shadow of Mordor has any connection to Tolkien whatsoever beyond some nomenclature licensed from the Tower of Orzaentz should be legally barred from ever touching a Tolkien-oriented project.

Hollywood is entirely free to make all the crappy brain-dead sword 'n' sorcery flicks it likes without sullying the Professor's legacy, thank you very much.,
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Hollywood is entirely free to make all the crappy brain-dead sword 'n' sorcery flicks it likes without sullying the Professor's legacy, thank you very much.,
But Tolkien is where the money is! You can't very well expect to have a blockbuster Xena/Hercules/Dungeons and Dragons style flick with a screenplay written by Billy Joe Johnson from El Paso, TX.
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Old 10-29-2017, 09:35 PM   #13
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If they were to make some kind of fan fiction spinoff, it'd have to be called The Lord of the Rings: <SUBTITLE> or similar; otherwise I suspect very few people would see it. The "brand recognition" would need to be manufactured.
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Oh, wunnerful. "Tolkien" movies comprising entirely third-rate fanfic.

Anyone who thinks Shadow of Mordor has any connection to Tolkien whatsoever beyond some nomenclature licensed from the Tower of Orzaentz should be legally barred from ever touching a Tolkien-oriented project.

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If they were to make some kind of fan fiction spinoff, it'd have to be called The Lord of the Rings: <SUBTITLE> or similar; otherwise I suspect very few people would see it. The "brand recognition" would need to be manufactured.
But is there any legal barrier to them doing exactly this?
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I just came across this at Rolling Stone:

http://"http://www.rollingstone.com/...works-w511077"

I have no idea what to make of this. I had hoped to see a spin-off series featuring the Elf Chick security guard searching high and low for a dwarf with something in his pants -- or nothing, whatever -- but then someone made a movie of Wonder Woman and now we hear of sequels in store for that franchise. So I guess my lurid Muddle Earth fantasies will go unconsummated, on film or digital media, for the foreseeable future.
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Here, I fixed the link.

Hmmn. I wonder if there's anything in this, or is it just wild speculation?
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David Lynch did "Dune" back in 1984. It's taken 33 years for another shot at it in cinema, this time with Denis Villeneuve ("Sicario", "Blade Runner 2049", "The Arrival") as the director, and it's going to be a trilogy.

Kuruharan was right when he said it will take a generation before we see more Tolkien films.

The difference is, the Lynch-DiLaurentis Dune was a commercial flop, indeed a box office disaster, whereas PJ's Rings flicks are some of the biggest moneymakers in history. That makes a big, big difference to the studio suits when evaluating a return to the well.
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