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Old May 23 2011, 03:29 AM   #136
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I still want Morgan Sheppard to be the voice of Smaug.
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Old May 23 2011, 04:07 AM   #137
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Throw a beard on Cumberbatch and he looks like a decent Bard, to me.
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Old May 23 2011, 05:43 AM   #138
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More casting news!

Tweeted first by BBC Entertainment Reporter Lizo (here), apparently Bilbo Baggins, aka Martin Freeman, has let slip that fellow ‘Sherlock’ actor Benedict Cumberbatch has a role in The Hobbit. Seems like a good pick for casting, but what role will he play? Share your thoughts in our comments, discussion board and on facebook! (Personally, I think he looks rather Elven. But his name is so Hobbitish!)
Let the speculation begin!

I agree with the writer that Cumberbatch looks Elven. Talk, skinny and pale. Whatever role he has, I just hope he shares at least one scene with Freeman.
Saw that a short while ago while reading news on Sherlock's BAFTA wins. it's brilliant news, and I agree, they need to have at least one scene together.
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Old May 23 2011, 05:08 PM   #139
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if he were a Hobbit, they could use his real name.
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Old May 24 2011, 02:06 AM   #140
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There's been an explosion at the studio. Two people in hospital.

More as I hear it.

EDIT: http://tvnz.co.nz/national-news/fire-set-hobbit-4186135
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Old May 24 2011, 02:16 AM   #141
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Damn, this movie just has no luck.
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Old May 24 2011, 02:35 AM   #142
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Update: http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/5047...Hobbit-studios

Filming not affected.
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Old May 24 2011, 02:52 AM   #143
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I bet it was two special effects guys working on something akin to that web material they created for Shelob.....
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Old May 24 2011, 04:36 PM   #144
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Sounds like Smaug got loose.
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Old May 24 2011, 09:38 PM   #145
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I'm flying to Wellington today. Might have to pop in and say hello (have a friend that works at Wingnut).
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Old May 24 2011, 09:45 PM   #146
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http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/5050...gton-fire-crew

Secrecy surrounding filming of The Hobbit is so tight that even a fire crew called to an explosion at Sir Peter Jackson's Wellington studio has been gagged.
The Fire Service has confirmed it has signed a confidentiality agreement with both the studio and Weta Workshop.
Although not in the habit of doing so, it made the move because of the digital film industry's value to the city.
Two people were injured yesterday in the explosion in one of the workshops at Stone Street Studios in Miramar, where extensive shooting for The Hobbit is taking place. They were taken to Wellington Hospital with minor injuries.
A spokeswoman said the explosion did not affect filming.
Kilbirnie fire station would not provide any more details about the explosion, including what might have caused it, because that would breach confidentiality agreements all crew members had signed with both the studio and Weta Workshop.
The Fire Service's operations and training director, Paul McGill, said the organisation did not usually sign confidentiality agreements.
"However, the personnel at the Kilbirnie Fire Station, like most Wellingtonians, are very conscious of the importance of the ground-breaking digital film industry to the city."
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Old May 24 2011, 10:09 PM   #147
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I bet it was two special effects guys working on something akin to that web material they created for Shelob.....
The Mythbusters at it again?

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Old May 24 2011, 10:55 PM   #148
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JarodRussell wrote: View Post
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I bet it was two special effects guys working on something akin to that web material they created for Shelob.....
The Mythbusters at it again?

"Can you really forge a Ring of Power in the fires of Mount Doom?"
Dang. Mythbusters has really gone down hill ever since the 'Can you merge a human being with a fly?' episode...
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Old May 25 2011, 01:32 AM   #149
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http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/5050...gton-fire-crew

Secrecy surrounding filming of The Hobbit is so tight that even a fire crew called to an explosion at Sir Peter Jackson's Wellington studio has been gagged.
The Fire Service has confirmed it has signed a confidentiality agreement with both the studio and Weta Workshop.
Although not in the habit of doing so, it made the move because of the digital film industry's value to the city.
Two people were injured yesterday in the explosion in one of the workshops at Stone Street Studios in Miramar, where extensive shooting for The Hobbit is taking place. They were taken to Wellington Hospital with minor injuries.
A spokeswoman said the explosion did not affect filming.
Kilbirnie fire station would not provide any more details about the explosion, including what might have caused it, because that would breach confidentiality agreements all crew members had signed with both the studio and Weta Workshop.
The Fire Service's operations and training director, Paul McGill, said the organisation did not usually sign confidentiality agreements.
"However, the personnel at the Kilbirnie Fire Station, like most Wellingtonians, are very conscious of the importance of the ground-breaking digital film industry to the city."
I can see being gagged about things directly related to the movie's sets, plot, etc. But something like "pyrotechnic display" should be legitimate to say. That's just unnecessary.
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Old May 25 2011, 01:41 AM   #150
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Are they still doing this stupid splitting it up into 2 movies thing? Considering The Hobbit is shorter than any 1 of the Lord of the Rings books and each of them only merited 1 film each, I don't see why this is necessary. Not unless they add in load of extra crap from the other books. (I've heard some rumors that a lot of Silmarillion material is going to be included as well.)

I think this splitting books up is starting to be a bad habit. Certainly Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows was a bad test case, since damn near nothing happens in the entirety of Part 1!
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