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The Hobbit and KJA

Postby Mr. Teg » 23 Oct 2009 15:02

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October 7, 2009

In conjunction with the upcoming movie The Hobbit, Kevin J Anderson has recently signed a contract with the Tolkien Estate to write the sequel to the famous book by JRR Tolkien exploring the gap between the The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. "I was always fascinated by the cliffhanger at the end of the Hobbit," lamented Mr. Anderson. "Tolkien wrote that Bilbo and Gandalf had many adventures* before his return to the Shire after the Battle of Five Armies, but he never explained or hinted what took place." Apparently, in the works, will be a cd containing modern rock renditions of poetry found in the original book. "I really want to help make this more accessible to everyone today. The poetic rhymes scattered throught out the original book were simply too time consuming and difficult turning off alot of younger readers. Rebecca was a big help with the lyrics of my last studio project and I know she will do a fantastic job with this one. Really, we're the biggest fans of Tolkien's work."

*p. 277, Chapter; The Return Journey, The Hobbit, "He had many adventures and hardships before he got back.The wild was still the wild, and there were many other things in it in those days besides goblins..."
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Re: The Hobbit and KJA

Postby A Thing of Eternity » 23 Oct 2009 15:17

BS.


For the love of whatever god you pray to - BS. :shock:
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Re: The Hobbit and KJA

Postby Redstar » 23 Oct 2009 15:35

This is amusing, considering Guillermo del Toro and Peter Jackson actually wanted to make a The Hobbit movie followed by a film that bridges the gap between it and The Lord of the Rings. It would have heavily featured Gandalf and Aragorn as they investigate the Necromancer and shown how Saruman became corrupted. Last I heard, though, they decided to make the Hobbit movie two films long, instead of making up something in the middle.

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Re: The Hobbit and KJA

Postby Eyes High » 23 Oct 2009 16:01

NOOOOOOOOO !!!!!!!! :x :evil:


For the love of God no!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :doh: Heck I'll even go further and say for the love of gods please NO. :pray: :pray: :pray: :pray: :pray: :pray: :pray: :pray: :pray: :mad:

Please, please tell me this is a belated April Fool's joke. PPPPLLLLLEEEEEEAAAASSSSEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!! :pray:
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Re: The Hobbit and KJA

Postby nampigai » 23 Oct 2009 16:06

...dahhh....

honestly I wouldn't be surprised - he has had his dirty fingers in every dough out there, and it doesn't taste like he washed his hands first.
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Re: The Hobbit and KJA

Postby A Thing of Eternity » 23 Oct 2009 16:06

Unless Christopher is on his deathbed and has had a complete mental breakdown there is no way they would let an outsider, let alone a crappy pulp SF writer, take on such a product. Chris has always (to my knowledge) backed up everything new he's written with extensive notes and take the utmost care with making sure it all turns out perfect. No bloody way KJA is writing Middle Earth.

I couldn't find anything about this on google, I think (hope) Teg is messing with us.
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Re: The Hobbit and KJA

Postby Ampoliros » 23 Oct 2009 16:11

If only this was true.

I'm serious.

KJA wouldn't be safe anywhere in the northern hemisphere nor in most of the southern hemisphere.
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Re: The Hobbit and KJA

Postby A Thing of Eternity » 23 Oct 2009 16:22

Good point, if he think's we're bad, wait till he destroys LoTR. Someone would "remove" him from the scene pretty quickly I'm sure.
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Re: The Hobbit and KJA

Postby Seraphan » 23 Oct 2009 16:29

It's utter BS, Christopher Tolkien would never admit such a thing.

Y'all can rest.
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Re: The Hobbit and KJA

Postby Nekhrun » 23 Oct 2009 18:09

I think it's a joke, but nothing would make me happier if it was true.
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Re: The Hobbit and KJA

Postby TheDukester » 23 Oct 2009 20:34

Joke. Worth a laugh or two, but that's about it.

Think about it:

1. The Tolkien estate would never let an outsider undertake such a project;

2. Even if, through some strange quirk, #1 weren't true, the last author they'd pick would be a notorious hack who thinks hiking is the same thing as writing. The Tolkiens aren't idiots; I'm sure they are aware of Anderjacket's lack of talent.
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Re: The Hobbit and KJA

Postby Harq al Ada » 23 Oct 2009 22:02

Mr. Teg wrote:"I really want to help make this more accessible to everyone today. The poetic rhymes scattered throught out the original book were simply too time consuming and difficult turning off alot of younger readers... Really, we're the biggest fans of Tolkien's work."


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Re: The Hobbit and KJA

Postby SandChigger » 23 Oct 2009 22:03

Besides, they wouldn't have to look outside the family (the Herberts didn't, either, but never mind): Tolkien's grandson Simon is a novelist (and a lawyer). If he and his father made up (evidently they had a falling out over the movies), he could do the writing.

If such a thing were even in keeping with their family philosophy of honoring and promoting their legacy. ;)
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Re: The Hobbit and KJA

Postby Slugger » 23 Oct 2009 23:04

I think the Tolkein Estate is much too intelligent to let some hack destroy their legacy within a year. There's no denying the evidence of what the Hack did to Dune.

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Re: The Hobbit and KJA

Postby Mr. Teg » 24 Oct 2009 23:16

Harq al Ada wrote:
Mr. Teg wrote:"I really want to help make this more accessible to everyone today. The poetic rhymes scattered throught out the original book were simply too time consuming and difficult turning off alot of younger readers... Really, we're the biggest fans of Tolkien's work."


:lol:


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Re: The Hobbit and KJA

Postby Schu » 26 Oct 2009 22:54

DON'T SCARE ME LIKE THAT!

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Re: The Hobbit and KJA

Postby smugetsu » 27 Oct 2009 12:20

Very pleased to report that I think I can finally tell when y'all are just kidding...

But seriously, that sounds like the kind of thing that KJA would try to get involved in...I just hope Mr. Teg hasn't given him any ideas!!
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Postby TheDukester » 27 Oct 2009 12:57

smugetsu wrote:But seriously, that sounds like the kind of thing that KJA would try to get involved in.

Oh, that's a given. There is, simply put, no level of whoring that TheKevin wouldn't do for another byline and a few dollars.
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Re: The Hobbit and KJA

Postby Mr. Teg » 29 Oct 2009 02:15

smugetsu wrote:Very pleased to report that I think I can finally tell when y'all are just kidding...

But seriously, that sounds like the kind of thing that KJA would try to get involved in...I just hope Mr. Teg hasn't given him any ideas!!


Christopher Tolkien has class, unlike the bumbling idiots at the HLP.
(Perhaps they did choose the correct name for their franchise; Herbert Limited...)



Pinky & the Brian on a journey to Mt. RoT (Tor).

Brian clinging to an old battered diskette.
"My precious, my precious."
KJA clinging to an old battered writer.
"My precious, my precious."
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Re: The Hobbit and KJA

Postby smugetsu » 29 Oct 2009 09:09

Mr. Teg wrote:
smugetsu wrote:Very pleased to report that I think I can finally tell when y'all are just kidding...

But seriously, that sounds like the kind of thing that KJA would try to get involved in...I just hope Mr. Teg hasn't given him any ideas!!


Christopher Tolkien has class, unlike the bumbling idiots at the HLP.
(Perhaps they did choose the correct name for their franchise; Herbert Limited...)



Pinky & the Brian on a journey to Mt. RoT (Tor).

Brian clinging to an old battered diskette.
"My precious, my precious."
KJA clinging to an old battered writer.
"My precious, my precious."


KJA: "I'll lead Brian to the cave...and then I'll feed him to...HER...and then I can keep the precious for me!!!"

Except in this case, the "precious" is Dune and HER is clearly Jabecca.
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