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April 23, 2004

Waiting to See Peter Jackson’s Take on the Hobbit? Keep Waiting.

— Posted by John Campea

jackson.jpgI hate to say I told you so … Well, no. That’s not true. I’ve got no problem saying it at all. And I told you so. Fans hoping against hope that Peter Jackson would be filming the Hobbit following his take on King Kong despite not holding the rights are just going to have to keep on waiting, because Variety is reporting that Jackson and company are currently circling their next project and The Hobbit it aint.

In keeping with his long stated desire to make a small, largely effects free film following the grind of the Lord of the Rings flicks Jackson is looking at picking up the rights to “The Lovely Bones”, a novel narrated by a 14 year old girl following her rape and murder. A surprising choice for those who know Jackson only from his work on Lord, but right in keeping with his lesser known work on the stellar Heavenly Creatures. Heavenly Creatures was a great little flick that gave Kate Winslet her start in feature films and I’m personally greatly looking forward to seeing what Jackson can do in a more intimate setting again …

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  • ANNA

    HELLO.

    i DO NOT EVEN KNOW HOW TO START.i THINK THAT YOU’R THE BEST FILM

    DIRECTOR EVER!THE LORD OF THE RINGS IT’S THE BEST FILM IN THE WORLD.

    I SAW IT FOR THE FIRST TIME WHEN I WAS NINE YEARS OLD.SINSE THAT TIME I WANT TO BE A FILM DIRECTOR AND ACTRESS.

    THE LORD OF THE RINGS IT’S THE MOVIE I HOLDING ON TOO.I’M WATCHING IT EVERY TIME I FEEL MYSELF BAD.THAT WAS THE FIRST MOVIE I SAW IN ENGLISH.THE FIRST ACTOR I EVER SAW WAS SEAN ASTIN.HE’S THE BEST.HE IS REALLY TALANTED.I CRY EVERY TIME I SEE HIM CRIENG IN RETURN OF THE KING. I THING THAT RETURN OF THE KING IT’S THE MOST EMOTIONALFILM OF THE THREE BECAUSE THEY’V GOT EVERITHING THEY’V BEEN FIGHTING FOR AND SOME OF THEY’R FRIENDS DIED FOR.I’M ARMENIAN.FIRST I MOVED TO MOSCOW,THEN I MOVED TO USA.NOW I LIVE IN NORWICH,CT.I LIVE IN USA FOR 14 MONTH.I LEARNED ENGLISH WATCHING THE LORD OF THE RINGS.GOLLUM IT’S THE MOST TRAGIC CHARACTER IN THE MOVIE.HE’S THE BEST.I LOVE DRAMA AND ADVENTURE.I HATE FUNNY MOVIES.I WANT TO BE REALISTIC.

    BECAUSE OF THIS MOVIE I BELIEVE THAT ONE DAY I’LL BE FAMOUS TOO.I STUDY DRAMA.DANCE,CAMERAS,HISTORY,ANS MOVIES PROFESSIONALY.I SPEAK RUSSIAN,ENGLISH,ARMENIAN,FRENCH AND A LILL BIT OF SPANISH.IN MOSCOW I USED TO STUDY GERMAN,DRAMA,HISTORY AND DANCE.I LOVE ANCIENT HISTORY AND WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE.

    THAT’S THE ONLY THING I LIVE FOR.I DO NOT SEE ANYTHING GOOD IN THIS WORLD WITHOUT ACTING.I DO NOT KNOW HOW TO START ME CAREER.TODAY IS MY BIRTHDAY.I’M TURNING 14.I’M IN 9’TH GRADE.I’M STUDENT OF NORWICH FREE ACADEMY.

    MY STEPDAD BOUGHT ME TWO THE LORD OFD THE RINGS RETURN OF THE KING POSTERS AND THE RING.I AM REALY HAPPY.NOW I BELIEVE IN MYSELF.BECAUSE NOW I KNOW THAT EVERYTHING IS POSSIBLE AND ONE DAY I’LL BE FAMOUS TOO.I DID NOT STARTED MY CAREER BECAUSE MY REAL DAD IS NOT ALIVE AND WE DID NOT HAD ENOGH MONEY TO BUY A GODD CLOTHE OR GOOG MAKEUP.YOU CAN NOT GO ANYWHERE IF YOU DO NOT LOOK GOOD ENOUGH.I THINK THAT I’M READY FOR AUDITIONS.

    I JUST WANT TO THANK YOU BECAUSE NOW BECAUSE OF YOU I CAN BELIEVE IN MYSELF.THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

  • ursula doherty

    alricht dicko. fancy hiring me. don’t look like a hobbit but i’ve got great big jugs. maybe next movie you will forget about the hobbits and think about the poor unfortunate lesbians with oversized juggulars…..always thought you were a sicko…..permed hair AND DROPPING BALLS……..NOT LONG NOW SON…I’LL ALWAYS BE THERE….LOVE…BIG JUGS…LIFE…..CANCER…,.,..DEATH

  • Bernard

    Dear Mr. Jackson

    I am thrilled to hear that you have taken up the challenge of producing the HALO movie!

    I have some information – this concerns the audio.

    I am a science fan, therefore I find fault with the degree of many sci-fi movies. The most common and worst mistake they all make is sound in space! For instance, you can hear the laser beams or what ever they are, being fired from the dog fights between the flying things in Star Wars (I know this is old, but I stand by my point)

    There is no sound outside the atmosphere of any planet, sound consists of vibrations between particles. Empty space is exactly that, ‘EMPTY SPACE’. Sound can’t travel through nothing. Artificial Atmospheres are fine (like on a spaceship, or on Halo).

    For example, you won’t notice a granade going off behind you when your doing a space walk, you’ll only notice it when you’re killed by the shrapnell that hits you in the back!

    So please make sure not to make this common mistake! It will make the movie more ‘realistic’ than it would otherwise have been!

    A fan

  • David

    To the person who made this blog:

    We are sorry that people like Nick saw these movies and were so touched by it that they feel they need to be apart of it. If Peter Jackson is reading your blogs he should be touched that he was able to leave this kind of an impact on so many people.Peter should be proud of these movies , his accomplishments , and the many fans he has accumilated because of LOTR. So in closing , try not to be such an a–. And Peter Jackson ,if you are reading this ,give people like Nick at least a friendly hello.

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