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The Lord of the Rings Fan Movie aka. LOL HOT STRIDER ON GOLLUM ON TREE ENT ACTION

I Am Not A BearI Am Not A Bear Registered User
edited April 2008 in Social Entropy++
No, but seriously now, folks.

The Lord of the Rings: The Hunt for Gollum

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Official Site: http://www.hunt4gollum.com/
Official Blog: http://www.hunt4gollum.blogspot.com/
A new chapter in the Lord of the Rings saga, created by fan's of Tolkien. This short film is set in Middle Earth and depicts events leading up to the Fellowship of the Ring. Synopsis: The Ring of Power has been taken from Gollum by Bilbo of the Shire. The heir of Isildur sets out to find him before he falls into the hands of the enemy and reveals the location of the Ring...

My initial reaction when I came across this was 'lolwutgayfanfic', but if you look at the effort they're putting into this, I was pretty impressed. Check out the trailers and the still pics.

It also seems like they're composing all their own music and it all sounds very well done. It's from a guy called Chris Bouchard.

http://www.chrisbouchard.co.uk

Orc outfits:
Spoiler:

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  • OrikaeshigitaeOrikaeshigitae Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited April 2008
    that last picture better not be serious

  • I Am Not A BearI Am Not A Bear Registered User
    edited April 2008
    that last picture better not be serious

    It was a joke picture. Saw it in the blog.

  • BelruelBelruel naw Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    hahaha what

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  • Grey GhostGrey Ghost Okay... This looks bad.Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    Of all the parts of the story to make a movie about, Strider trekking through the wilderness all by himself looking for Gollum is not the one I would have picked.

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  • I Am Not A BearI Am Not A Bear Registered User
    edited April 2008
    Yea, but it was probably the easiest story to make a movie out of if you're on a budget.

    1 Strider
    Couple of Orcs
    Bunch of trees

    One movie.

  • DruhimDruhim Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited April 2008
    yeah, nothing wrong with recognizing and working within your limitations

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  • Beef AvengerBeef Avenger Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    shoulda just made a movie all about tom bombadil

  • That Dave FellaThat Dave Fella Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    at least they're trying to do the best with what they have

  • Grey GhostGrey Ghost Okay... This looks bad.Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    Well, ok, the trailer looks nice and I guess his costume is pretty good, and the half of his face we see looks reasonably like Viggo Mortensen. And the score in that trailer is a good facsimile of Howard Shore's actual stuff. So maybe it isn't a completely terrible idea.

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  • wellingtonwellington Registered User
    edited April 2008
    Do you think they will find him?

  • I Am Not A BearI Am Not A Bear Registered User
    edited April 2008
    Yea, that trailer actually impressed me. Before I saw it, I was like 'wut this has to be so gay'.

    That and the fact that the music they're using is their own production while still being quality also was a good touch.

  • Grey GhostGrey Ghost Okay... This looks bad.Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    Ok, just found the stills

    Dude actually doesn't look that much like Viggo but he seems to have the spirit down, and the costumes actually look pretty damn good.

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  • DruhimDruhim Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited April 2008
    I have to say the trailer did not impress me at all. Aside from the music that is. The music was good, but the trailer was almost entirely landscapes. We get a couple of fleeting glimpses of him, but nothing that gives us any hint of his ability as an actor or how his costume looks overall. The trailer seems to obfuscate more than anything else.

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  • I Am Not A BearI Am Not A Bear Registered User
    edited April 2008
    The reason the trailer impressed me is that I was expecting pure shit. Plus, I have seen some horrible fanfic movie trailers. So, it's all relative.

  • Grey GhostGrey Ghost Okay... This looks bad.Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    It's just a teaser anyway.

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  • DruhimDruhim Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited April 2008
    yeah, but there's nothing of any substance in the trailer

    landscape shots are fucking easy to make look beautiful, but you don't get to see his body language (how comfortably and convincingly he moves) and you don't hear him say anything

    there's really nothing to go on

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  • I Am Not A BearI Am Not A Bear Registered User
    edited April 2008
    I'm going off the costumes and the music. I may have jumped the gun a bit here.

  • Grey GhostGrey Ghost Okay... This looks bad.Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    Druhim wrote: »
    yeah, but there's nothing of any substance in the trailer

    landscape shots are fucking easy to make look beautiful, but you don't get to see his body language (how comfortably and convincingly he moves) and you don't hear him say anything

    there's really nothing to go on

    Ok, well it's not like they're making you pay money up front on the basis of this teaser or anything. I'm just saying we ought to give them some time to put some more material out there, maybe there actually is some potential in this project.

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  • Bloods EndBloods End Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    Ilu Ilúvatar en káre eldain a fírimoin
    ar antaróta mannar Valion: númessier.
    Toi aina, mána, meldielto - enga morion:
    talantie. Melko Mardello lende: márie.
    En kárielto eldain Isil, hildin Úr-anar.
    Toi írimar. Ilyain antalto annar lestanen
    Ilúvatáren. Ilu vanya, fanya, eari,
    i-mar, ar ilqa ímen. Írima ye Númenor.
    Nan úye sére indo-ninya símen, ullume;
    ten sí ye tyelma, yéva tyel ar i narqelion,
    íre ilqa yéva nótina, hostainiéva, yallume:
    ananta úva táre fárea, ufárea!
    Man táre antáva nin Ilúvatar, Ilúvatar
    enyáre tar i tyel, íre Anarinya qeluva?

    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
  • I Am Not A BearI Am Not A Bear Registered User
    edited April 2008
    I'm wondering if they only cover up to the point where he cathes Gollum in the Dead Marshes, or if they cover everything up to and including delivering Gollum to Thranduil in Mirkwood.

  • I Am Not A BearI Am Not A Bear Registered User
    edited April 2008
    About
    The Hunt For Gollum is a non profit collaborative short film by a group of volunteer filmmakers. As a Lord of the Rings Fan Film, we are not affiliated with the Tolkien Estate or New Line Cinema and are producing this project as an entirely non commercial film. As with other fan films we are making this purely for the enjoyment of the material and the experience of making a high quality low budget film.

    So Far...
    Production began in early 2007 when writer-director Chris Bouchard started adapting the script from the Appendices of The Lord of the Rings. Since then, the first three days of filming were completed in September 2007 on location in N Wales. The remaining shoots are scheduled at intervals throughout 2008 in order to finish the film before the year is out.

    Free Distribution
    As a non-profit production, the entire film will be released online for FREE download here on www.hunt4gollum.com and various websites.
    Also, as production is still underway there is currently an opportunity for anyone to sponsor the production and receive a DVD copy plus a credit on the film. By contributing to the project you will support low budget film and increase the quality of the final result.

    Collaborative Film Making
    Making a high quality non-profit film would not be possible without the commitment of a large number of talented cast and crew. This production has been open to everyone for collaboration, and as a result, the passion for this project has drawn together a diverse blend of working professionals, students and youth from every walk of life.

    Some more information.

  • FramlingFramling Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    STRIIIIIIIDEEEEEEERRRRR!!!!!!

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    you're = you are
    your = belonging to you

    their = belonging to them
    there = not here
    they're = they are
  • I Am Not A BearI Am Not A Bear Registered User
    edited April 2008
    This is good too.

  • QuestionMarkManQuestionMarkMan Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    Music's good in the trailer, and they definately look like they're putting their hearts into it.
    I wish them luck

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  • ProlegomenaProlegomena Frictionless Spinning The VoidRegistered User regular
    edited April 2008
    their choice of domain name makes it almost completely impossible for me to take this seriously

  • CalliusCallius Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    Druhim wrote: »
    yeah, but there's nothing of any substance in the trailer

    landscape shots are fucking easy to make look beautiful, but you don't get to see his body language (how comfortably and convincingly he moves) and you don't hear him say anything

    there's really nothing to go on

    That's why it's called a teaser trailer. It's quite a common practice.

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  • J3pJ3p Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    Framling wrote: »
    STRIIIIIIIDEEEEEEERRRRR!!!!!!

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    exactly what came to mind

    was all "holy shit striders fighting ents that sounds great"

    +./\ 50 ?. 50
  • FramlingFramling Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    J3p wrote: »
    Framling wrote: »
    STRIIIIIIIDEEEEEEERRRRR!!!!!!

    strider.gif

    exactly what came to mind

    was all "holy shit striders fighting ents that sounds great"

    It would be so fuking hot.

    A whole bunch of combine advisors circling around Barad-dûr...

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    your = belonging to you

    their = belonging to them
    there = not here
    they're = they are
  • DruhimDruhim Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited April 2008
    Callius wrote: »
    Druhim wrote: »
    yeah, but there's nothing of any substance in the trailer

    landscape shots are fucking easy to make look beautiful, but you don't get to see his body language (how comfortably and convincingly he moves) and you don't hear him say anything

    there's really nothing to go on

    That's why it's called a teaser trailer. It's quite a common practice.
    I'm just saying, there's not even enough to tease me.

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  • DruhimDruhim Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited April 2008
    Framling wrote: »
    J3p wrote: »
    Framling wrote: »
    STRIIIIIIIDEEEEEEERRRRR!!!!!!

    strider.gif

    exactly what came to mind

    was all "holy shit striders fighting ents that sounds great"

    It would be so fuking hot.

    A whole bunch of combine advisors circling around Barad-dûr...
    Fuck yeah, I'd totally watch that film.

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  • TheLawinatorTheLawinator Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    shoulda just made a movie all about tom bombadil

    Bombadil was a pimp. Honestly I'm just waiting for the epic Silmarillion movie/s

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  • DogDog Registered User, Administrator, Vanilla Staff admin
    edited April 2008
    silmarillion is way too epic to put to film

    so many elf names

  • Zombies Tossed My Salad!Zombies Tossed My Salad! Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    robothero wrote: »
    silmarillion is way too epic to put to film

    so many elf names
    That would be the most boring movie ever.

    Seriously, the first hundred pages or so are the most boring thing I have ever read.

  • Bloods EndBloods End Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    Morgoth is so awesome.

    Children of Huurin please, if only because it has the coolest name for a battle ever. The Battle of Unnumbered Tears

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  • DefenderDefender Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    Druhim wrote: »
    yeah, nothing wrong with recognizing and working within your limitations

    I find it to be really commendable, honestly.

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  • OmegaTofuNinjaOmegaTofuNinja Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    Dang, those costumes and stills look pretty good for a fan made movie.

    Man that Zelda fan movie looked like hell though

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  • Agent CooperAgent Cooper Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    I don't know much about stuff before LotR, but wasn't Gandalf in on this Gollum bit as well?

    Actually, I just read the foreward to Silmarillion last night. I'll read more in a bit!

  • RankenphileRankenphile Passersby were amazed by the unusually large amounts of blood.Registered User, Super Moderator, Moderator mod
    edited April 2008
    Dang, those costumes and stills look pretty good for a fan made movie.

    Man that Zelda fan movie looked like hell though
    you know that was a joke, right?

  • I Am Not A BearI Am Not A Bear Registered User
    edited April 2008
    I don't know much about stuff before LotR, but wasn't Gandalf in on this Gollum bit as well?

    Actually, I just read the foreward to Silmarillion last night. I'll read more in a bit!

    He only became involved in the context of Strider's search for Gollum towards the end when Strider brought Gollum to Thranduil's Halls in Mirkwood and he was questioned there by Gandalf.

  • The Otaku SuppositoryThe Otaku Suppository SKREEEEEOOOONKKKKKK Monster IslandRegistered User regular
    edited April 2008
    This movie is basically the just a low budget job of the movie that New Line is planning to shit out after it makes The Hobbit.

    We knew the world would not be the same. A few people laughed, a few people cried. Most people were silent. I remembered the line from the Hindu scripture, the Bhagavad-Gita. Vishnu is trying to persuade the Prince that he should do his duty, and, to impress him, takes on his multi-armed form and says, 'Now I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds'.
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