3 replies on “Raimi to direct The Hobbit? Or Spider-man #4-6?”

  1. Babbster says:

    Choosing Raimi = No-Brainer
    Obviously, Sam should be a good fit to direct "The Hobbit." What I wonder, though, is how desperate New Line is to get this done. Making pronouncements such as intending to get the movie out in 2009, before a director is on board, before a script is ready, before even a day of pre-production, makes me wonder if they aren’t willing to make something called "The Hobbit" without much concern for quality. The filming dates for "Fellowship of the Ring" on IMDB are listed as 11 October 1999 to 22 December 2000. That’s 14 months just for filming and obviously doesn’t take into account the pre- and post-production time.

    In short, even assuming "2009" means "December 2009," it seems like they would have a really hard time making a film matching the quality of FotR between now and then. Maybe if they’d just met Peter Jackson’s terms they’d have a chance for a movie that lives up to the scope of the other three, but at this point I think they’re just desperate to use the property while it’s available to them.

    • BaseNeptune says:

      Re: Choosing Raimi = No-Brainer

      The filming dates for "Fellowship of the Ring" on IMDB are listed as 11 October 1999 to 22 December 2000. That’s 14 months just for filming and obviously doesn’t take into account the pre- and post-production time.

      Yes, but that was 14 months for filming ALL 3 LOTR movies, not just one.

      Still not denying that does sound rushed for nobody really on board yet.

  2. Trik says:

    It’s about
    making money, not making a superior product.
    They know they have an audience that will go see it no matter how bad the reviews are.

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