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Wiseguy 6/3/2010 11:31:10 AM

trazalca, I believe hanso eliminated Raimi at the very beginning because he's off to do the World of Warcraft movie, which may end up being a bigger undertaking than the Hobbit

Chopsaki 6/3/2010 11:40:06 AM

karas1 That's a rather gross over oversimplification. If this was 1982 and you found out Spielberg was directing ET would you comment by saying, "What...the guy that made the killer shark movie?" Lets try not to deal in sterotypes. Synders next project is Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole. It may end up being the bloodiest annimated owl movie ever made, either that or just another kids movie. On a side note Hugo Weaving is voicing one of the characters, maybe he can put in a good word for him. :)

Jasinner 6/3/2010 12:07:36 PM

 Luc Besson

Notable work: Fifth Element, Arthur and the Invisibles, Leon: The Professional

Pros: Epic visual style and tells great adventures in a very approachable and involving way. His involvement in the music and fashion worlds could lead to some interesting castings. 

Cons: He's gotten a little away from directing adventures and more into writing generic action. As much as his films have gained a huge following on home media, they have been theatrical flops.

redhairs99 6/3/2010 12:14:56 PM

I'm not really sure at what point Children of Men lost me.  I like Cuaron, but couldn't get into CoM.  Maybe it is Clive Owen's wooden acting skills which were perfect for Sin City but are terrible for just about every other movie out there.  It could have also been Julianne Moore.  Never cared for her beauty-wise and acting-wise. 

Michael Caine and Chiwetel Ejiofor were good as always, but even they couldn't keep me interested.

I'm glad some folks liked it, but it just isn't for me.

Raimi could be good for The Hobbit, but as was stated I think he's pretty busy with World of Warcraft as well as all the projects he has on tap as producer.

Donner could be cool just as long as he doesn't have Gandalf turn the world back on it's axis or anything like that.

As for Nolan, I think he's pretty busy too with another Batman movie and his new godfather of DC movies role.

I think our best bet at this point is Neill Blomkamp working closely with PJ.  Still, I don't know that WB would trust such a big project to a relative newcomer no matter how close PJ works with him.

karas1 6/3/2010 12:29:28 PM

krathwardrois and Chopsaki, I really don't like Snyder's style.  I think he ruined Watchmen with all the hyper violence he included and turned a film I had been REALLY looking forward to into an unpleasant experience.  I know that many people here lauded Watchmen for that element but I really don't like that and that's MY oppinion, to which I am as entitled as anybody else.

If whoever ends up directing The Hobbit casts David Hewlett in it, that will be cake for me since I was planning on seeing The Hobbit anyway (been a Tolkien fan for decades).  Worse choices could be made as Hewlett is a really good actor and could sell just about any role he was given.  There are far worse actors out there making tons of money.

I know that people like to complain on this site.  What I don't understand is why.  Do I go on threads about the movies they are looking forward to and b*tch that I don't like them?  (Oh, I hate Captain America.  Why do they have to make a movie about him?  Oh, I hate Freddy Kruger, why do they have to make a movie about him?  Oh, I hate "fill in the blank".  Why do they have to make a movie about him???)  No.  Why?  Because it's rude.  If you don't have something pertinent to contribute to the conversation then go find a thread about some project you like and post on that.  Otherwise you just make yourself look like a spoiled brat who can't stand to see other people having fun.

Kara S

todd890 6/3/2010 12:32:23 PM

Yes that would be crazy, Nolan directing would be like asking him to do a Halo film.

hanso 6/3/2010 12:38:01 PM

 Redhairs, Children of Men isn't boring, it is you who is boring!  I really got you there didn't I? Bauahahaha.  But seriously, I'm sure you are a lovable human being.  

What were talking about?  Oh yes, Children of Men. You know I shall carry the "Children of Men is awesome" till the day I die but the movie actually had absolutely nothing to do with placing him at number one.  It was all based on his work on the Potter series and his connection to Del Toro.  Like it has been mentioned, a lot of stuff is already in place for The Hobbit and I believe that means not much input will be allowed on the director.  That's exactly the situation Cuaron faced when he took on Potter, Chris Columbus left, the cast was already in place, the world of Hogwarts etc plus Cuaron was also confined within what JK Rowling would allow.  The man still delivered.  Another reason is like most directors he doesn't have a lot on his plate right now aside from "Gravity" so if the delays on the Hobbit keep going maybe he'll get a shot.

James Cameron & Nolan ain't here cause they are off doing Avatar and the DC universe.  Let them do that.

Oh and Wiseguy, isn't Richard Donner dead?  Dude must be like 85 years old, he can't direct the Hobbit he'll die during the filming of the movie.

Tim Burton was a name that came up for this list but I shut it down cause I was watching Alice in Wonderland and didn't care for it.  Now that I'm thinking about it I kind of wish Terry Gilliam would've directed it.  That would've been some insane trippy sh.it.

Oh and if you guys haven't checked it out, do check out Carl Rincsh's The Gift commercial, its pretty sweet.  

Hobbs 6/3/2010 1:03:49 PM

We have to disagree about Snyder kara.  Fantastic film maker and brought to the screen the Watchmen I read when I was younger.  Watchmen wasn't meant to be a PG movie and he didn't treat it that way.  To do it any other way than he did it would have ruined the movie.  Can't wait for his future projects.  "In Zack We Trust!"  

Though I wouldn't pick him for the Hobbit because his style doesn't mesh with it. 

You have to be careful when you say you don't know why people complain on this site...blogs are opinionated so you are going to get both sides even if they don't make much sense.  You had equal hate for Star Trek current and future posts.  You had a strong disagreement with it and felt the need to voice your opionion.  For the most part that's what everyone does. 

Butchman 6/3/2010 1:09:30 PM

Not sure about Cuaron but I do love Prisoner of Azkaban. I agree that Children of Men is overrated and would say that is a reason I wouldn't give him the film.  I did enjoy the film but it just rehashed all of the similar movies that came out in the late 60's and early 70s.

Spielberg and Verbinski are good choices. I actually thought Pirates 2 was awful and Gore redeemed himself in Pirates 3.

I agree with Wiseguy that Donner and Boorman should be at the top of this list.

But, really it should be Jackson if at all possible. Fingers crossed.

karas1 6/3/2010 2:09:28 PM

Hobbs, I had a stake in Star Trek and I saw the movie and I stated my informed oppinion about it.  I didn't whine about how I don't like Star Trek and I don't want them to make a movie about it because it bores me.

Let these guys see the movie and if they don't like it tell me why and we can debate the film on it's merrits.  Maybe you loved Chris Pine as Kirk and I thought he was an overrated poseur (that's just an example, I thought he was OK) but we both saw the movie and had an informed, if differing, oppinion.

I understand that these big projects are inescapable in our society.  If there is a The Hobbit movie there will be hobbit commercials and hobbit happy meals at McDonalds and hobbits on our cans of soda in the supermarket etc.  So these guys don't want to experience all the hype.  Does that mean they shouldn't make the movie?  Just because I don't like football, does that mean they should cancel the Superbowl?  And should I go to a sports board and reply to a football thread about how much I don't like football or will that just bore and annoy all the sports fans?

As for Snyder, I agree that Watchmen was never meant to be a PG film and certain scenes, such as when Roscharch threw the boiling oil on the inmate, were always going to be gorey and graphic.  But Snyder used the same level of yuck in many places in the film where they were not needed, such as when Dan and Laurie were attacked by gang members in the alley and when Dr Manhattan killed gangsters eating dinner in a resturant.  I felt that he used too much graphic violence and this cheapened the drama of the violence when it was necessary to the story.  And made the movie unpleasant for me to view.

See, I saw the movie and have an informed oppinion about it.  If it differs from yours that's fine, we can have an enjoyable debate about it like adults.  But the one movie I saw of Snyder's (that I'm aware he did) I didn't like much.  I hope he makes many more films for you to enjoy but I'll probably skip them if that's all right with you.


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