Friday, February 27, 2009

The Neverending Story Remake?

Atreyu and ArtaxWarner Brothers is really doing it, huh?
But the original was so dear.

I was just thinking about that series last year, especially when someone I know bought a new book by the same author, Michael Ende. The Neverending Story was brought up and I wondered why they don't make a movie about it anymore. I mean, it's supposed to be never-ending, right?

This remake will “examine the more nuanced details of the book that were glossed over in the first pic” because the 1984 film only covered the first half of the novel. I'm not sure how I feel about this. I'm hopeful for what our new technology can offer but also somehow scared. I guess there's a part of me that doesn't want that chapter of the story (in the movie) touched/altered. Or maybe I'd feel guilty if I like the remake better.

What about a continuation? Older Bastian? No one interested?

source: /film

And I did just mention Atreyu in my Tagged post.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

The Hunt For Gollum

The Hunt For Gollum
So it turns out there are TWO Middle Earth movies coming out this year, and for free download, too! The last time, I read about Born of Hope, which revolves around Aragorn's parents and childhood. That will be released some time this fall.

On the other hand, The Hunt For Gollum "is adapted from elements of the appendices of The Lord of the Rings. The story follows the Heir of Isildur; the greatest huntsman and traveller in Middle Earth as he sets out to find the creature Gollum. The creature must be found to discover the truth about the Ring, and to protect the future Ringbearer." And of course, it's still about Aragorn. It has an earlier release date, so for you LOTR fans out there, check out their website on May 3rd 2009!

Here's the full trailer. Enjoy!