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Snippets

First, from this piece, subtitled Polanski's Berlin Triumph. I very much like the sound of 'getting raves.'

Sunday at the posh Adlon Hotel, a block from the Brandenburg Gate, “The Ghost Writer” and “Howl” held press junkets. I spoke with Ewan McGregor who is getting raves as the Ghost in Polanski’s thriller – “I don’t read reviews, don’t tell me anything” – and asked him whether he felt he was in charge of his career or more a ship on the seas, wafting from wave to wave.

McGregor said he is trying to be more active in seeking out talent that he would like to work with, rather than seeing what comes, and he mentioned Guillermo del Toro as an example of someone whose movies he likes. “So you mean ‘The Hobbit’?” I asked, since it’s been widely announced as Del Toro’s next movie. McGregor, who already has the “Star Wars” trilogy to his credit, had no idea. “I guess I should be trying for ‘The Hobbit’ then.” Maybe he was serious.


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Then there's this interesting little bit, from here. Can't picture Ewan as any kind of mountain climber. Not that I have any idea what the story is actually about, I'm just saying.

Trainspotting stars Ewan McGregor and Kevin McKidd are set to reunite on new movie about Mount Everest, it’s been reported.

The Scottish acting duo became stars after Danny Boyle’s 1996 film, which was based in the Edinburgh drug scene.

Now they’re apparently getting ready to appear on screen for the first time together since Trainspotting, and according to the Daily Record will be travelling to Nepal to shoot on location 17,700 ft above sea level at the Mount Everest's Base Camp.
I read the first article, too. About freaking time!!

The second article...*tries to imagine and fails miserably* *snort*
To the first article! it's about freaking time! and the second one mwahahaha! sorry but I just can't see it!
It is about time. Perhaps once we know more about the story, assuming it's true that he's even doing this project, maybe it will seem like a better fit. I just automatically think climber when I think Everest. Maybe he'll be the office help instead of a field man. ;)
That's true! he may be the organized back in the office, weather they succeed or fail will depend on how well he planned the thing. UGH!
Oops, *snort* was replying to your comment. It's been a loooong day. Anywho, forgot to say thank you for my v-hug, so thank you!
Thanks for the articles----- I love that Ewan is getting such praise-- It's about time.

Mount Everest? Sounds cold and dangerous. Right up Ewan's alley~!!!!

I think I have read something about The Hobbit before.
Can't remember what it was about.
I'm thrilled about the praise too.

I read an article (I think it was someone's blog) about The Hobbit at one point. He thought Ewan would be good for the main character, as I recall. It was just his opinion. Maybe he thought Ewan would be a good hobbit since two of the hobbits in the Lord of The Rings series were played by Scotsmen, so he thought of other Scots. Who knows, maybe you read the same piece I did and it stuck in your head. Or did you mean you don't remember what the story The Hobbit is about? It's a prequel to the LOTR series (even though Tolkien wrote it afterwards), and is about Bilbo Baggins and a big adventure that he has. Fantastic book; they all are.

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No,no,no, Ewan would make a much better Elf! all wise and Godlike! and taller than Hobbits, though aren't the Elves in the Hobbit nasty? I haven't read any of the books, I do love the LOTR movies though, especially Aragorn!!!!! mmmmmmm! I wander if they'll get the original Elves (cast) back, after all they live practically forever!
I haven't read it in a long time, but I just asked Jorge, and he said no, they're not nasty, they just like to tease the hobbits. :) I think you're right, I think Ewan could be a great elf. Hopefully they wouldn't give him a long, blonde, stringy wig like poor Orlando Bloom, though.
Oh but Orlando looked so pretty with his lovely long blonde hair! and always so perfectly clean and tidy!!! unlike Aragorn who always looked like he'd just had a mud bath but oh so sexy! RAWR!
I didn't care for it, although it was much better than the awful wig they had on Hugo Weaving (Elrond). Yuck!

Yep, Aragorn was looking really good. :)
True! I'll just remember him as agent Smith (The Matrix) much better!
Wow, it's been years since I've seen that. I should see it again. I do remember thinking that Keanu should never EVER shave his head again. Heh.
Ewan in the Hobbit??! That would be a dream come true for LotR fan-me!!!!
I think it would be great too. I love all of those stories. I wonder if he really will look into it.