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Re: Bret will play an elf in The Hobbit!

Postby Faith » Sat Oct 29, 2011 4:07 am

Love the pictures. I wish I would have had the time to take the Hobbiton tour when I was in Matamata. But I did see where they filmed all the Fangorn Forest scenes in The Two Towers by accident. The family I was living with took me to Mavora Lakes one day and I remember looking around and thinking "This looks like Fangorn Forest." I looked it up in a LOTR location book later and I was right. Turns out they filmed a lot of the second movie in and around Te Anau where I was living.

I wish we had some new info about the Hobbit but I think they are still on break from filming. I'm guessing we probably won't get anything new until after Christmas.
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Re: Bret will play an elf in The Hobbit!

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Re: Bret will play an elf in The Hobbit!

Postby nonchalant obsession » Thu Nov 03, 2011 3:11 pm

Awesome! 8)
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Re: Bret will play an elf in The Hobbit!

Postby LauraK » Thu Nov 03, 2011 3:41 pm

That was great- loved seeing Frodo! :)
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Re: Bret will play an elf in The Hobbit!

Postby Faith » Fri Nov 04, 2011 3:48 pm

https://www.facebook.com/PeterJacksonNZ

New production video posted on Peter Jackson's Facebook page. :D
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Re: Bret will play an elf in The Hobbit!

Postby nonchalant obsession » Fri Nov 04, 2011 3:50 pm

I just saw that!

I love seeing all the behind the scenes stuff! Wow, Martin really looks good as Bilbo. This movie is going to be amazing! Only a year longer to wait...

Oh! I spotted a bit of elf porn in that video. :boogie: http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6234/631 ... 2ae7_o.jpg

I can't WAIT to see Bret in all his elven glory. :heart: :whitey: :heart:
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Re: Bret will play an elf in The Hobbit!

Postby Faith » Sun Nov 06, 2011 12:23 am

nonchalant obsession wrote:
Oh! I spotted a bit of elf porn in that video. :boogie: http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6234/631 ... 2ae7_o.jpg



I'm so amused by that pic, because when I saw it that bit, I was like "That's a screencap waiting to happen." :waggle: :lol:

All these production videos are killing me. It's going to be a long year...
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Re: Bret will play an elf in The Hobbit!

Postby Venus » Tue Nov 15, 2011 3:02 am

It is gonna be a long year but at least we're going to get a trailer fairly soon. According to Andy Serkis, a trailer for The Hobbit should be released around Christmas. :)

ETA: An article about how Peter Jackson has put NZ on the map can be found here. As well as The Hobbit, there's also a mention of Two Little Boys as a higher-profile Kiwi release. 8)
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Re: Bret will play an elf in The Hobbit!

Postby Venus » Mon Nov 21, 2011 5:36 pm

Bret talks about his role as Lindir. :D

Bret McKenzie Talks The Hobbit
Exclusive: 'I look like a hot girl'
21 November 2011 | Written by Ali Plumb

Bret McKenzie is best known for being one part of "New Zealand's fourth most popular folk-rock act", Flight Of The Conchords.

Keen-eyed Lord Of The Rings fans might also know him for his potrayal of the elf Figwit, complete with long sleek black hair – and most worryingly, no beard. Speaking to Bret recently, we talked about his return to Middle Earth for The Hobbit and putting on his pointy ears once more.

"It was in Wellington so I could pretty much walk to work. It’s still a small part — I did a couple of days earlier this year — but it was great to get my pointy ears back on. It’s in 3D, so the ears will be extra pointy. You’ll be able to touch the ears."

In Lord Of The Rings, his character's name was Figwit, but it was never actually given in the films, but in The Hobbit, things are different.

"I’ve got a proper name this time: Lindir. In the book he was a musical elf. This time, if I make the edit, I'll speak in Elvish. But I don’t sing. They haven’t asked me to do the theme song yet! Maybe this time it’s me and Annie Lennox."

"Ian McKellen, it turns out, is a big fan of Flight Of The Conchords. He and I had a good time on set, coming up with ideas for Hobbit: The Musical. We’re still developing it... (laughs)"

Perhaps the most important question of all is... did you have to shave your beard off again?

"Oh yeah. I look like I’m 12. I look much more like a girl in The Hobbit. I look like a hot girl."

Well, we're sold. One hot girl, present. Excellent stuff.

Bret (and The Hobbit: There and Back Again) will be in cinemas come December 13 2013.

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Re: Bret will play an elf in The Hobbit!

Postby nonchalant obsession » Mon Nov 21, 2011 6:00 pm

"I look like a hot girl." :roll2: :heart: :roll2:

I can't wait to hear Bret/Lindir speak elvish! ...and to touch the ears! Too bad there is no song. (at least in the non-musical version of The Hobbit) I love Ian. :lol:
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Re: Bret will play an elf in The Hobbit!

Postby LauraK » Mon Nov 21, 2011 7:02 pm

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Re: Bret will play an elf in The Hobbit!

Postby nonchalant obsession » Mon Dec 12, 2011 5:05 pm

TheOneRing.net on facebook wrote:A butterfly just whispered that a Hobbit trailer is attached to TinTin, Dec 21 in USA.


:o :D Wow! A solid year of promo?!?!?
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Re: Bret will play an elf in The Hobbit!

Postby Venus » Wed Dec 14, 2011 6:12 pm

Next week! :D

They've now released the official blurb:

From Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Peter Jackson comes The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, the first of two films adapting the enduringly popular masterpiece The Hobbit, by J.R.R. Tolkien. The second film will be The Hobbit: There and Back Again.

Both films are set in Middle-earth 60 years before The Lord of the Rings, which Jackson and his filmmaking team brought to the big screen in the blockbuster trilogy that culminated with the Oscar®-winning The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King.

The adventure follows the journey of title character Bilbo Baggins, who is swept into an epic quest to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor from the fearsome dragon Smaug. Approached out of the blue by the wizard Gandalf the Grey, Bilbo finds himself joining a company of thirteen dwarves led by the legendary warrior, Thorin Oakenshield. Their journey will take them into the Wild; through treacherous lands swarming with Goblins and Orcs, deadly Wargs and Giant Spiders, Shapeshifters and Sorcerers.

Although their goal lies to the East and the wastelands of the Lonely Mountain first they must escape the goblin tunnels, where Bilbo meets the creature that will change his life forever…Gollum.

Here, alone with Gollum, on the shores of an underground lake, the unassuming Bilbo Baggins not only discovers depths of guile and courage that surprise even him, he also gains possession of Gollum’s “precious” ring that holds unexpected and useful qualities … A simple, gold ring that is tied to the fate of all Middle-earth in ways Bilbo cannot begin to know.


Ian McKellen returns as Gandalf the Grey, the character he played in The Lord of the Rings trilogy, and Martin Freeman in the central role of Bilbo Baggins. Also reprising their roles from The Lord of the Rings movies are: Cate Blanchett as Galadriel; Ian Holm as the elder Bilbo; Christopher Lee as Saruman; Hugo Weaving as Elrond; Elijah Wood as Frodo; Orlando Bloom as Legolas; and Andy Serkis as Gollum.

The ensemble cast also includes (in alphabetical order) Richard Armitage, John Bell, Jed Brophy, Adam Brown, John Callen, Luke Evans, Stephen Fry, Ryan Gage, Mark Hadlow, Peter Hambleton, Barry Humphries, Stephen Hunter, William Kircher, Evangeline Lilly, Sylvester McCoy, Bret McKenzie, Graham McTavish, Mike Mizrahi, James Nesbitt, Dean O’Gorman, Lee Pace, Mikael Persbrandt, Conan Stevens, Ken Stott, Jeffrey Thomas, and Aidan Turner.

The screenplays for both The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey and The Hobbit: There and Back Again are by Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens, Guillermo del Toro and Peter Jackson. Jackson is also producing the films, together with Fran Walsh and Carolynne Cunningham. The executive producers are Alan Horn, Ken Kamins, Toby Emmerich and Zane Weiner, with Boyens serving as co-producer.

Under Jackson’s direction, both movies are being shot consecutively in digital 3D using the latest camera and stereo technology. Filming is taking place at Stone Street Studios, Wellington, and on location around New Zealand.

Among the creative behind-the-scenes team returning to Jackson’s crew are director of photography Andrew Lesnie, production designer Dan Hennah, conceptual designers Alan Lee and John Howe, composer Howard Shore and make-up and hair designer Peter King. The costumes are designed by Ann Maskrey and Richard Taylor. The score is being composed by Howard Shore.

Taylor is also overseeing the design and production of weaponry, armour and prosthetics which are once again being made by the award winning Weta Workshop. Weta Digital take on the visual effects for both films, led by the film’s visual effects supervisor, Joe Letteri. Post production will take place at Park Road Post Production in Wellington.

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey and The Hobbit: There and Back Again are productions of New Line Cinema and MGM, with New Line managing production. Warner Bros Pictures is handling worldwide theatrical distribution, with select international territories as well as all international television licensing, being handled by MGM.

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey will be released beginning December 14, 2012. The second film, The Hobbit: There and Back Again, is slated for release the following year, beginning December 13, 2013.

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Re: Bret will play an elf in The Hobbit!

Postby nonchalant obsession » Wed Dec 14, 2011 8:50 pm

This is going to be huge. 8)

Every time Bret's name pops up as part of the cast, I feel better and better about his chances of making the final cut of the film. :P Didn't he say in the HitFix podcast that he had 2 whole lines spoken entirely in elvish? (and that Peter Jackson had provided an actual elf as a dialect coach?) :rolls:

2012 will go down as the year we first saw Bret and Jemaine in 3D. :macarena: Lovin' it!!!
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Re: Bret will play an elf in The Hobbit!

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