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What’s opening this weekend? The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

The long-awaited (expected) journey back to Middle Earth finally sets off with the first installment of Peter Jackson’s imminent The Hobbit trilogy (still baffled as to how this turned into a hat-trick). As Bilbo, Thorin, Gandalf and the rest of the Dwarves make their way to the Lonely Mountain,[...]

“The Hobbit” has dwarves and Bilbo in its latest photo

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: Before any journey, even an “Unexpected Journey,” there needs to be a feast. In the latest photo from Peter Jackson’s upcoming “The Hobbit,” the dwarves recruited by Gandalf the Great (Ian McKellen) tower over Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman), suggesting just how much trouble our dear hobbit adventurer[...]

“The Hobbit” trailer promises wizards, magic and a precious ring

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: You shall not pass … before watching the first official trailer for Peter Jackson’s “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey,” which finally made its way to the Internet late Tuesday night. We have it for you below in glorious HD. “Bilbo Baggins. I’m looking for someone to share in[...]

Ian McKellen comments on “Hobbit,” reveals start date

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: It wasn’t exactly “breaking” news, as “Lord of the Rings” fans no doubt anticipated official announcements long before they came in – but we found out recently that “Rings” veterans Ian McKellen and Andy Serkis will join Peter Jackson as he toils away on a two-part “Hobbit”[...]

“Hobbit” adds two more actors, yet Sir Ian McKellen remains unsigned

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: Cast members continue to be added to Peter Jackson’s “Hobbit” production while one key player has yet to enter into a contract. Before we get to the absentee star, let’s touch on those we know will be part of “The Hobbit” when it reaches theaters in 2012. Jackson[...]

Peter Jackson’s “Hobbit” staying in New Zealand, PM reports

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: Peter Jackson’s Shire isn’t going anywhere. New Zealand Prime Minister John Key announced today that, after days of negotiations, “The Hobbit” will film in New Zealand after all. “I’m pleased to announce an agreement has been reached between the New Zealand Government and Warner Brothers to enable the two[...]

Peter Jackson announces “Hobbit” cast, confirms Martin Freeman as Bilbo

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: We may not know where Peter Jackson will shoot “The Hobbit,” but we just found out who will be in it. The director has announced the following actors for his “Hobbit” production: Martin Freeman as Bilbo Baggins, Richard Armitage as Thorin Oakenshield, Aidan Turner and Rob Kazinsky as[...]

Ian McKellen treats press to ‘Hobbit’ buzz

HollywoodNews.com: Sir Ian McKellen, aka Gandolf in “Lord of the Rings,” seems to be the go-to guy when it comes to news on “The Hobbit” which has been in limbo due to the MGM sale and a changeover in directors. After expressing concern that the film might be stalled, McKellen offers[...]

Ian McKellen expresses concerns over stalled ‘Hobbit’

HollywoodNews.com: Ian McKellen is growing impatient with the stalled production of “The Hobbit.” To date, the actor hasn’t signed a deal to reprise his role as Gandalf the Grey and his window of availability is shrinking. This is all according to the Playlist which was watching McKellen on New Zealand’s “Good[...]

‘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[...]
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