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Tag Archives: The Hobbit films

Peter Jackson concludes “Hobbit” casting with Billy Connolly

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: You would think that Peter Jackson had buttoned up his “Hobbit” casting, given the fact that filming has been underway for weeks (maybe months) now, and we’ve already seen extended footage and a full trailer. But the great Billy Connolly has landed a key role, according to[...]

“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[...]

Peter Jackson posts fifth “Hobbit” production diary

By Sean O’Connell hollywoodnews.com: Can we pencil Peter Jackson’s “The Hobbit” into next year’s Oscar race? I know, I know. We’re getting way ahead of ourselves here. But the charge of nostalgic electricity that jolted through our systems last week when Jackson unveiled his first official trailer for “The Hobbit –[...]

“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[...]

Liv Tyler updates her “Hobbit” involvement

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: With so many original “Lord of the Rings” cast members returning to the fold for Peter Jackson’s “Hobbit” – from Sir Ian McKellen and Orlando Bloom to Elijah Wood and the lovely Cate Blanchett – some might be wondering what happened to Liv Tyler … especially with[...]

Evangeline Lilly joins Peter Jackson’s “Hobbit”

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: “Lost” star Evangeline Lilly always has had a pixie, elfin cuteness about her. Now she’s putting it to very good use. Peter Jackson has revealed that he has cast the actress in his upcoming, two-part adaptation on J.R.R. Tolkien’s “The Hobbit,” confirmed on the director’s open-door Facebook page.[...]

“Hunger Games” trilogy now going to be four films

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: Since when did one book need two movie adaptations? Did the trend start with “The Deathly Hallows” being divided into two parts? Then there’s Peter Jackson’s “The Hobbit,” for example. J.R.R. Tolkien wrote several novels, but only one “Hobbit.” Yet because studios know fans are willing to[...]

Peter Jackson reveals “Hobbit” titles, begins answering fan questions

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: Peter Jackson’s two “Hobbit” films now have official subtitles, as well as release dates. The Oscar-winning director said his first “Hobbit” adventure will be called “An Unexpected Journey,” while its sequel will be titled “There and Back Again.” In addition, Jackson revealed that the release dates for[...]

Peter Jackson confirms Stephen Fry for “Hobbit” role

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: Peter Jackson continues to be the best source of “Hobbit” news. Why not get your news from the source, right? On his Facebook page dedicated to the New Zealand shoot, Jackson confirmed that English novelist and screenwriter Stephen Fry will play The Master of Laketown in his upcoming[...]

Peter Jackson launches “Hobbit” video diary

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: Now that Peter Jackson’s buckling down and settling in as the director of back-to-back “The Hobbit” productions – after a long, long wait – it appears he’s ready to give fans of Tolkien and the entire Shire something they really haven’t had before. Access. Sir Ian McKellen has been[...]
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