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THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY: CFQ Spotlight Podcast 3:50

THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY: CFQ Spotlight Podcast 3:50

The journey will be long, the challenges daunting, the popcorn very likely stale. But that doesn’t matter now — the grand epic that is the three-part, film adaptation of THE HOBBIT is upon us with the release of the first installment: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY. Having braved the onslaught of orcs, goblins, and restless eight-year-0lds, beabetterbooktalker.com’s [...]

1st Pic of Martin Freeman as Hobbit

1st Pic of Martin Freeman as Hobbit

HITCHHIKER’S GUIDE star kits up for Middle Earth.

'The Hobbit' Casting News

‘The Hobbit’ Casting News

Andy Serkis to reprise the role of Gollum, others in negotiations.

Peter Jackson will direct Hobbit films

Peter Jackson will direct Hobbit films

Mike Fleming of Deadline New York reports that, despite initial denials, Peter Jackson will in fact direct the two films based on THE HOBBIT, J.R.R. Tolkien’s predecessor to THE LORD OF THE RINGS. Every since Guillermo Del Toro left the director’s chair, speculation among the fan community – and Hollywood in general – has been [...]

Sir Christopher Lee on The Lord of the Rings trilogy

Sir Christopher Lee on The Lord of the Rings trilogy

In Tim Burton’s ALICE IN WONDERLAND  Christopher Lee has a brief one line “cameo” as the voice of  the dragon-like Jabberwock, so it was interesting to note that Lee himself  has recently suggested  he might play the voice of Smaug, the dragon,  in the upcoming two-film adaptation of  THE HOBBIT,  being produced by Peter Jackson [...]

Guillermo Del Toro departs Hobbit over delays due to MGM's financial crisis

Guillermo Del Toro departs Hobbit over delays due to MGM’s financial crisis

My friends over at The One Ring Net posted this shocking news at their site today:
Guillermo Del Toro announced today that he is no longer directing the two movies based on J.R.R Tolkien’s “The Hobbit”, but will continue to co-write the screenplays. Out of respect to the legions of loyal Tolkien fans, [...]

The Hobbit Coming in 2013?

The Hobbit Coming in 2013?

Following Peter Jackon’s previous recap on highly anticipated fantasy prequel, THE HOBBIT, comes a new press release from IMAX.com which states the film is due for release in 2013. A lot could happen between now and then but it’s a good signal that the troubled production is finally getting closer to our screens.
THE HOBBIT, an [...]

The Hobbit Scripts Finished

The Hobbit Scripts Finished

Moviefone have been talking with Peter Jackson (THE LORD OF THE RINGS, THE LOVELY BONES), who is producing the two HOBBIT movies, and he’s cleared up a lot of the rumours surrounding the delay in production. Jackson says that scripts for both parts of THE HOBBIT have now been handed to the studio and that [...]

The Hobbit Has Been Delayed Yet Again

The Hobbit Has Been Delayed Yet Again

It’s a sad day for Tolkien lovers everywhere as according to a variety of sources the eagerly awaited film adaptation of THE HOBBIT has been delayed further still.

Confirmed: Del Toro to Direct Hobbits

The Los Angeles Times confirms what has been expected for months: Guillermo Del Toro will direct two films inspired by Tolkien’s The Hobbit. The first will portray the events of the book; the second will cover the gap between the book and LORD OF THE RINGS. Peter Jackson and Fran Walsh will executive produce the [...]