I didn't know that Peter Jackson was going to be remaking The Dambusters, I am sure that too will be epic I will look forward to more news on that.
Have any of you seen the trailer for the new Star Trek film into darkness.... if not check it out, its amazing![/quote]
Hi Graham, pinched this off the dambuster movie wiki page
Work on a remake of The Dam Busters, produced by Peter Jackson and directed by first time director Christian Rivers, began in 2008. Jackson said in the mid-1990s that he became interested in remaking the 1954 film, but found that the rights had been bought by Mel Gibson. In 2004, Jackson was contacted by his agent, who said Gibson had dropped the rights. The rights were purchased by David Frost, from the Brickhill family in 2005. Stephen Fry is writing the script of the film. It will be distributed by Universal Pictures and StudioCanal. Filming was planned to commence in early 2009, on a budget of USD 40 million, although no project-specific filming had begun as of May 2009.
Weta Workshop is making the models and special effects for the film and has made 10 life size Lancaster bombers.
The last living pilot of the strike team, Les Munro, joined the production crew in Masterton as technical adviser. Jackson will also use newly declassified War Office documents to ensure the authenticity of the film.[
Well, I saw The Hobbit this afternoon and can confirm that it is most definitely epic! My only grumble is that if you see the 24 fps version (that's the standard version) then you may have trouble with your eyes a little bit, as they adjust to the slower frame rate. (The film was shot at 48 fps). It bothered my eyes for about 5 mins at the beginning but after that they were fine. If you see the Imax version, then you will see it in it's native fps and should have no problems (but don't hold me to that.)
There are a lot of surprises in the film and the scale is on a par with the previous LOTR epics. There are some superb charcters and some truly magnificent scenes and one in particular almost choked me up, purely due to it's splendor. It really was that amazing.
Many thanks for the info re the Dambusters remake. That sounds absolutely amazing, the original film was great and I can only imagine that with Peter Jackson at the helm of a remake that it will be a brilliant film and I am now very excited by this prospect.
I am also very pleased to hear that Mel Gibson dropped the rights to the movie. No disrespect to the man, he has made some very good films but he does have a habit of not being historically correct plus I would be very annoyed if he cast himself as Wing Commander Guy Gibson.
It will be interesting to see who they do cast as Gibson and Barnes Wallis. I will also be very interested to see how the deal with the sensitive issue regarding the name of Gibson's dog, no doubt it will be changed to ensure it does not offend anyone.
Please do keep me informed on any more info that you find out.
Well I saw The Hobbit on Sunday evening and I have to say........ I am very disappointed to be honest.
I am not one to listen to or take a great deal of note from critics but on this occasion they may have had a point about some things.
Martin Freeman as Bilbo was amazing and there were plenty of little touches that I was very pleased with.
But on the whole it was very slow to get going, I could have done without Rhadaghast it all seemed a bit pointless and a means to fill out the film.
The riddles in the dark between Bilbo and Gollum was great as was the moment the dwarves sing "Over Misty Mountains" but I think that would have had more impact if it hadn't been a massive feature of the trailers.
I am now very concerned for the remaining two films
Went to see The Hobbit on New Years eve. Had mixed feelings about it to be honest. Didn't come out with the same wow feeling that I had when I saw the first Lord of the Rings film. Where as LOTR seemed to spared no expense this felt a little bit of a lower budget affair. It is about 40 minutes too long. I thought Martin Freeman was excellent though.
Will go to see the next part in December 2013 but did not have the same level of anticipation that I had after LOTR.
I must admit having seen the first 2 Hobbit films am more than a little disappointed. They have added stuff to the film that was not in the book. Its kinda a role reversal fom the LOR trillogy where they missed lots out.
Having said that I did enjoy the films themselves they were easy to watch and enjoyable. Though as someone else mentioned the first film is slow going at the start the book is the same so cant complain too much.