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25 May 2008 @ 11:09 am
13 Dwarves  
A recap of the web chat Peter Jackson and Guillermo del Toro did yesterday on the two Hobbit films. Lots of interesting details, like...

"Much to this writer’s delight, del Toro delivered the first statement of any kind about how the large group of Dwarves from the source material will be handled.

Tolkien wrote 13 dwarves and I intend to use 13 dwarves. I am, in fact, thrilled to keep them all and have them be distinguishable and affecting as characters. Much of the drama and emotion in the last third of the book and film will come from them."
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Ith: Media - Minas Tirithithildyn on May 25th, 2008 06:58 pm (UTC)
I'm actually really looking forward to the second movie. As for the Silmarillion, as ticked off as Christopher Tolkien is at New Line (He's in court in CA trying to get the movie rights taken away for the Hobbit), I don't see him selling the rights any time soon. But I'd also love to see parts of it made into movies.
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Ithithildyn on May 25th, 2008 07:59 pm (UTC)
There is information, it just wasn't all in the original books. Some of it is in the books CT put together after his father's death. My assumption is that it will be set around the White Council driving the Necromancer out of Dol Guldor and then finding out afterwards that it was Sauron.
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Ithithildyn on May 26th, 2008 12:09 am (UTC)
There's bits and pieces scattered in the appendices. There's a timeline of the Third Age in Appendix B, for example that mentions it. Should be interesting!