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The Tolkien estate and Warner Bros. have been fighting for so long now that it’s hard to imagine that they could reconcile their differences to allow future Middle-earth movies. Until then, we’ll just have to enjoy the ones we’ve gotten.
Getting a movie made is hard. It’s an expensive, sometimes demoralizing endeavor that often involves casting changes, periods of turnaround and multiple years. In short, it’s almost always a fiasco, but as Saving Mr. Banks illustrates, fiasco is a relative term.
Fox Searchlight and Chernin Entertainment are teaming up to create Tolkien, a drama that will reveal the life story of the author behind The Lord of the Rings.
After starting his career as a child actor, launching his career with a small role in 1991's City Slickers, Jake Gyllenhaal has become one of the most talented reliable male stars working today. Starring in a couple movies every single year, the Oscar nominee puts 100% into each of his parts, be it starring in Brokeback Mountain, Zodiac, End of Watch, or, most recently, Prisoners.
We've already established that we're big fans of the folks who do Honest Trailers, taking some playful and sometimes sharp jabs at some of the most popular movies by recutting their trailers with an honest voiceover. They do a lot of the trailers by request, and it seems plenty of Tolkien fans were inspired by the upcoming release of The Hobbit
I never bothered with the Extended Edition cuts of the various DVD releases. I never did the marathon Rings screenings at neighborhood theaters. I still couldn’t pick Faramir out of a police lineup. And the scariest thing anyone could have told me a few years back was that Jackson was returning to Middle Earth for the rumored adaptation of The Hobbit
This weekend's The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey will be the first opportunity most have to see the world of Middle Earth in 3D-- and depending on which screening you choose, you could see it in the ultra-sharp, fairly controversial 48 frames per second. But anyone watching the way Hollywood has worked over the last year or two could probably guess that, at some point, we'll be seeing the original Lord of the Rings trilogy in 3D as well
Doesn't it just bring all that powerful score and gorgeous New Zealand scenery right back? If seeing The Hobbit this weekend makes you feel a little bad, like you're cheating on Gimli with Thorin Oakenshield, these posters might be the best way to cure the guilt. Make sure you keep an eye on Mondo's twitter feed
The Wellington Airport officially unveiled a giant sculpture of Gollum over the weekend that’ll hang over passengers as they make their way in and out of the country. The 12-metre monstrosity was constructed over four months by Weta Workshop, and it'll hopefully serve as a reminder to the rest of the world that New Zealand is a great filming location.
Weren’t in Austin to possibly grab this pretty print? We have good news. Alamo and Mondo have announced that this is the first in what will be a series – from various artists – that will celebrate Jackson’s Lord of the Rings films.
Apparently, if you type in walking directions from “The Shire” to “Mordor,” you will be treated to one of the most-parodied lines of dialogue from Jackson’s trilogy. You won’t be able to walk anywhere, just in case you were curious. Unless you really have places named “The Shire” or “Mordor” in your town. (In which case, hello New Zealanders!)
Those of you who are anxiously awaiting the trailer for The Hobbit may have only to wait until December 23rd for it to make its debut. Elijah Wood sounds fairly certain about the stateside premiere of the trailer for the film, which is based on J. R. R. Tolkien’s beloved classic The Hobbit.
Steve Hillard’s book Mirkwood: A Novel About J.R.R. Tolkien, is being adapted into a feature-length film by EMO Films and producers Joel Eisenberg and Timothy Owens. Amazon says that the work of fiction -- which initially was blocked by Tolkien’s estate but has since resolved its differences -- turns Tolkien into the hero of a story that takes place in our world and that of Middle Earth.
It won’t be limited to AMC theaters. Instead Fellowship, Two Towers, and Return of the King will be carried nationwide as part of a three-night special event showing not just Lord of the Rings, but the far superior Extended Editions of all three movies.
So what better way to terrorize people than to put the eye of Sauron in the middle of an office and have it watch you and mutter to you as you try to innocently finish that TPS report. UK’s Technology Studio have done just that