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I Can’t Wait!: The Hobbit

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In case you didn’t know, they are currently filming J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit in New Zealand.  After several years of pre-production woes, lawsuits, and a revolving door of directors, filming finally started in March. Peter Jackson, who was originally slated as producer, is directing. All is well with the world. The man who spent more than a decade bringing The Lord of the Rings Trilogy to the screen should be in charge of its prequel. The Lord of the Rings had a huge impact on me creatively, spiritually, and in many other ways.  The commitment, passion, craftsmanship, and excellence poured into that story is inspiring.  And it appears the same care is being taken with The Hobbit. As proof, I offer this squeal-inducing video published on The Hobbit Blog a few months ago which you can watch here.

I’m happy to report that a huge number of the original cast are returning, at least appropriate cast.  Read more

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I Can’t Wait: More Alice in Wonderland Pics

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We’ve had a couple of glimpses of Tim Burton’s upcoming take on Alice In Wonderland, like this pic of Johnny Depp as the Mad Hatter.  Yesterday, several more character portraits ,like this balloon-headed Helena Bonham Carter, and some delightful concept art were released.  I know this will be weird, but I am really looking forward to this.  And I have to say, while the first Mad Hatter picture looked like Johnny Depp, I think this one looks like Elijah Wood.  Look at the eyes & that gap in the teeth.  Does Johnny Depp have a gap in his teeth?  See the rest of them (including Johnny Depp as Elijah Wood as the Mad Hatter) here.  Plan to go down the rabbit hole March 5, 2010.

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