"Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri": October Oscar predictions                "Get Out" leads the Gotham Award nominations                'Blade Runner 2049,' 'The Disaster Artist' to be Honored at Hollywood Film Awards                Hollywood Contenders – Looking at Best Original Screenplay hopefuls                Todd Haynes explores the world of children with "Wonderstruck"                MUDBOUND and COCO to be Honored at Hollywood Film Awards                "The Killing of a Sacred Deer" pairs Colin Farrell and Nicole Kidman once again                "Wonder Wheel" closes NYFF with a commanding Kate Winslet turn                Sam Rockwell and Allison Janney to Receive Hollywood Supporting Actor and Hollywood Supporting Actress Awards at "Hollywood Film Awards"                Hollywood Contenders – Looking at Best Adapted Screenplay hopefuls                "Breathe" aims to return Andrew Garfield to Oscar contention                Mary J. Blige, Timothée Chalamet and the Cast of "I, Tonya" - Margot Robbie, Allison Janney, Sebastian Stan, Paul Walter Hauser to be honored at the 21st Annual "Hollywood Film Awards."                New Trailer drops for "Star Wars: The Last Jedi"                "Goodbye Christopher Robin" reveals the origins of Winnie the Pooh                Hollywood Contenders – Looking at Best Supporting Actress hopefuls        

‘Conan,’ ‘Hobbit’ production news


BY SEAN O’CONNELL

In other Conan news, Rose McGowan reportedly is joining the cast of Marcus Nispel’s planned “Conan” remake, according to Variety.

She joins Ron Perlman and Stephen Lang in the cast, and will play, according to the article, an “evil half-human/half-witch.” McGowan’s casting in “Conan” likely puts the kibosh on the rumored “Red Sonja” remake that was heavily hyped at Comic-Con a few years back. Unless “Conan” takes off, and McGowan moves from it to “Red” in time.

Meanwhile, production inches closer to a start date on Guillermo del Toro’s “The Hobbit.”

Posting on his official Web site, Sir Ian McKellen – who plays the wizard Gandalf – says production on the two-film adaptation should begin in June.

“(The) two films, start shooting in New Zealand in June,” he writes. “Filming will take over a year. Casting in Los Angeles, New York City and London has started. The script, too, proceeds. The first draft is crammed with old and new friends, again on a quest in Middle Earth.”

“The Hobbit” is expected to be in theaters in 2012.

About HollywoodNews.com

Doing our best to bring you "The Pulse of New Hollywood®." Follow us @hollywoodnews

Follow us

Breaking Hollywood News   


UPDATES BY EMAIL

One Comment

  • March 17, 2010 | Permalink |

    I can’t believe they’re starting production on this now….I’m excited to see it but it probably won’t come out for a while

Leave a comment

You must be logged in to post a comment.