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goldenkey 6/3/2010 9:33:28 AM

I can see a lot of these directors doing the movie well.  I agree with Cuaron leading the list.  I think he knows what to do and what not to do when it comes to pissing off fans too.  He did a Harry Potter movie and those fans are pretty freaky deaky on what is accurate. 

I like the idea of Verbinski also.  Never thought of him but the Pirate movie are all good.  People say they weren't as good as the original, well no shit.  He did do a great job with the other 2 regardless and he was able to shoot 2 movies Back to back.

goldenkey 6/3/2010 9:33:30 AM

I can see a lot of these directors doing the movie well.  I agree with Cuaron leading the list.  I think he knows what to do and what not to do when it comes to pissing off fans too.  He did a Harry Potter movie and those fans are pretty freaky deaky on what is accurate. 

I like the idea of Verbinski also.  Never thought of him but the Pirate movie are all good.  People say they weren't as good as the original, well no shit.  He did do a great job with the other 2 regardless and he was able to shoot 2 movies Back to back.

SelectiveRealism 6/3/2010 9:39:28 AM

 No one has mentioned Spike Lee?  I, for one, could use some Brobbits .

krathwardroid 6/3/2010 9:43:23 AM

From this list, I'd go with Alfonso Cuaron, Steven Spielberg, and Terry Gilliam as possible directors for The Hobbit films.
 

Miner49er: Yeah, Bay would probably cast Megan Fox as Arwen and abandon the source material in order to expand her role in the films to pointless eye-candy.

krathwardroid 6/3/2010 10:04:20 AM

karas1: Here's a radical thought: People can say whatever they want on this site. Some like to complain. Live with it. And how the hell would you know that Zack Snyder couldn't direct The Hobbit? You think the guy would be stupid enough to bring that visceral style to those films? Chopsaki was simply pointing out that he has the talent to handle fantasy elements. Maybe if Rodney McKay... excuse me, David Hewlett, was directing or starring in The Hobbit you might go see it to find out what he's been up to these days since Stargate Atlantis.

Wiseguy: I think Tim Burton would end up casting his wife. She's been in every movie of his since they met on Planet of the Apes. :P Burton certainly does have a flare for nepotism, as seen with his casting of former fiance Lisa Marie in all of his movies since he met her. Though, he is able to make a movie without Johnny Depp. As for James Cameron, he said he's no longer interested in directing material that's not his own. He's enveloped in the Avatar universe now. I do agree with your option for Richard Donner though. I think he could pull it off.

agentkooper 6/3/2010 10:30:19 AM

Wise and Redhairs - I don't understand the hate for Children of Men.  One of my favorite movies ever.  The story was a fascinating way to explore the idea of lost hope and the cinematography was incredible, especially the battle at the end.  I honestly felt like I was in a war zone.  Totally not trolling, I just don't get the negative feelings about that flick.

Neil Blomkamp and Cuaron would be my choices, in that order. 

Crystal Skull, AI, Lost World, and Duel (sucks so much) are the only 4 movies out of 48 directors credits on IMDB for Spielberg that I didn't much enjoy, which is a pretty damn good track record.  I just don't want to wait for him to make time for this film.

dakomon 6/3/2010 10:37:56 AM

Cuaron all the way. Jackson had balls to make the Lord of the Rings the way he did. If Speilberg made it I doubt we would not have had all those sweet Orc beheadings.

todd890 6/3/2010 10:44:13 AM

Neil Blomkamp and Coaron have my vote for this.

I wouldn't mind a Chris Nolan version, these are the only three that can direct a Hobbit film.

trazalca 6/3/2010 10:50:56 AM

Honestly, I was drumming my fingers on my desk waiting for them to post this. How predictable.

I feel a rant coming on, but I'll save it for the forums.

I find it fascinating how little attention has gone Sam Raimi's way in here for him as possible director.

Not that I think he's right for the job, but I'm curious if he's suddenly become old hat to a lot of the Maniacs out there. Heck. I'd give Neil Blomkamp a shot at it. With PJ at your side as a guide, how wrong could that go? They did have a successful working relationship with each other in the past, you know. Just sayin.

agentkooper 6/3/2010 11:17:17 AM

todd890 - A Nolan version?  Would he have to make it in a 'realistic' style? 

I can just see it.  Bilbo is living in a cave, minding his own business when a homeless dude with a bunch of little people in tow shows up talking about chasing dragons (heroin of course).  I'm thinking Gollum could be an IRS agent.

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