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Legolas, Tauriel And Bilbo Bound Through Four New Hobbit Clips
Could we possibly be talking about Smaug with the passion and enthusiasm we brought to conversations about Andy Serkis as Gollum back in the LORT days? Jackson achieved movie magic back with Gollum in the Rings movies, and Iím genuinely curious to see if he can do it again.
Watch Peter Jackson Host A Hobbit Hangout On Google+
The Hobbit director Peter Jackson, along with co-stars Richard Armitage and Evangeline Lilly, will participate in a live chat via Google Hangout today (Wednesday), Dec. 4, at 10:15 a.m. PST / 1:15 p.m. EST. Thatís very soon!
December Movie Preview: From Middle Earth To Wall Street
The holiday season is officially upon us, observed less through Christmas decorations and cold weather and more by the onslaught of Oscar fare hitting theaters this month. December is always a truly great time for both quality dramas and big bombastic comedies, and this year wonít be bucking that trend.
J.R.R. Tolkien To Get Finding Neverland Treatment With Biopic
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.
Hobbit Air New Zealand Ads Remind Us Middle-earth Is A Short Flight Away
According to a release, Hobbit fans have a chance to win a trip to the filmís premiere with The Desolation of Smaug co-stars Evangeline Lilly, Martin Freeman and Jackson. Viewers can enter for a chance to win one of four trips to either Middle-earth (New Zealand) or to the premiere in Los Angeles.
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Banners Have Weapons Galore
Sir Ian McKellen is front and center as Gandalf the Grey in this banner, sharing the spotlight with no one else. But what is that dark castle that looms in the distance?
The Hobbit: The Desolation Shows Off Wizards, Elves And More In New Stills
With The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug's release date slowly creeping up, we've begun to see more and more from the film, be it in the form of new posters, a new behind-the-scenes featurette or a new little teaser. Today we get a preview of another variety.
The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug Unveils 20 Minutes Of New Footage
The video above features a brand new, three minute sneak peek at The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. Today was a big day for the movie, as Warner Bros., MGM and New Line hosted The Hobbit Global Fan Celebration, an event taking place in multiple cities worldwide that had audiences flocking to their local movie theater to ask director Peter Jackson and the film's stars their biggest questions about the second film in the trilogy.
Behold 7 New Posters For The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
Up top we have the titular Hobbit, a brave little bloke and burglar named Bilbo Baggins. In The Lord of the Rings trilogy, Bilbo was an old man (played by Ian Holm) whose past adventures had yielded him the precious ring he gives to Frodo to kick off that adventure. But in this prequel trilogy, Bilbo is a fresh-faced young Hobbit (played by Martin Freeman).
The Hobbit Global Fan Celebration Event To Be Held In Early November
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug has unveiled two trailers so far on its way to its December release date, but the good news for fans won't have to wait that long for a nice long extended look at the film. Warner Bros., New Line Cinema and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures announced today that on Monday, November 4, at 5:00 pm EST a special global fan celebration will be held and simulcast around the world.
Evangeline Lily Introduces The World To Tauriel On The Set Of The Hobbit
When a small group of other film journalists and myself traveled to New Zealand last year to visit the set of The Hobbit we had the wonderful chance to sit down Lilly for an extended interview to talk about Tauriel, the new Woodland Elf warrior character being introduced to Tolkienís world.
Orlando Bloom Talks About His Return To Middle-Earth On The Set Of The Hobbit
As a member of The Fellowship of the Ring, Orlando Bloomís Legolas was one of the most important characters in Peter Jacksonís Lord of the Rings trilogy. The great Elf warrior from J.R.R. Tolkienís novels truly came to life and gave the series some of its best moments, armed with some sweet archery skills and an unlikely friendship John Rhys-Daviesís Gimli.
Dwarves, Elves And A Raging River: More From The Set Of Peter Jackson's The Hobbit
It was around this time last year that I got to tell you all about my trip down to Wellington, New Zealand to visit the set of Peter Jacksonís The Hobbit. I wrote about watching the director at work putting together the pieces of the massive production; the incredible work going on in the makeup, costume and visual effects departments; how to tell the filmís surprising number of dwarves apart; and what it was like to talk to Gandalf himself. And yet that still wasnít the whole story.
X-Men: Days Of Future Past To Screen In 48 Frames-Per-Second?
Peter Jackson isnít the only director willing to experiment with the controversial 48 frames-per-second presentation. Trusting two sources, AICN is going on record to report that X-Men director Bryan Singer also will release his sequel, Days of Future Past in the realistic-looking format when it reaches theaters next summer.
The Hobbit Trilogy Has Cost Over $500 Million So Far
Even Jacksonís Lord of the Rings movies provide multiple ancillary avenues from which the studio can Ė and will Ė make more money. Lots of money. DVDs and Blu-rays, in particular, are profit-generating opportunities for Warners, especially when Jackson finally is able to unveil the full Middle-earth collection, and fans can own them as a complete set.
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