Tag Archives: Adaptations of The Lord of the Rings

Lord of the Rings and Harry Potter influence a decade of blockbusters

By Scott Mendelson HollywoodNews.com: This is the final entry in a handful of essays that will be dealing with the various trends that were kicked off during the 2001 calendar year, and how they still resonate today. Yesterday (the 19th) marked the tenth anniversary of the US theatrical release of[...]

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows part II is the top grosser of 2011

HollywoodNews.com: As of yesterday, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows part II is the highest-grossing film of 2011, both worldwide and domestically. On the domestic front, it surpass Transformers: Dark of the Moon and now sits at $344 million in just over a month of national release. On the worldwide[...]

Peter Jackson posts the latest “Hobbit” video

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: Peter Jackson has posted a new production video for “The Hobbit” on his Facebook page, which has become THE source for “Hobbit” information as the “Lord of the Rings” director puts together a pair of fantasy epics. You can access the video here. We’re also posting[...]

“Pirates of the Caribbean” 4 surpasses $1B, becomes 7th highest grossing film ever

By Kim Palacios hollywoodnews.com: In the six weeks since its May 20th release, “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides” has grossed more than $1 billion, confirmed Disney. That makes it the seventh highest grossing film in movie history, according to Box Office Mojo reports. In fact, there are so[...]

Cate Blanchett one of several confirmed for Peter Jackson’s “Hobbit”

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: Big casting news on the “Hobbit” front, as Warner/New Line has confirmed that Cate Blanchett, Ken Stott, Sylvester McCoy and Mikael Persbrandt will appear in Peter Jackson’s planned film adaptations. Here’s the release (via ComingSoon.net): Cate Blanchett, Ken Stott, Sylvester McCoy and Mikael Persbrandt have joined[...]

Ian McKellen on being gay and happy with it in Hollywood

By Greg Hernandez HollywoodNews.com: Ian McKellan was 49 when he came out publicly as a gay man and has since enjoyed the most successful phase of his acting career. He’s been a part of two huge blockbuster franchises: ‘The Lord of the Rings’ and ‘X-Men,’ earned two Academy Award nominations[...]

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[...]

Why Peter Jackson directing ‘The Hobbit’ may not be so positive

By Scott Mendelson HollywoodNews.com: I’ve been down this road before, but now that it’s official, it’s worth repeating. After years of speculation and attempted pawn-offs, Peter Jackson is in fact directing “The Hobbit.” As of yesterday, MGM and Warner Bros. have reached a deal to fund two films based on[...]

James Cameron has netted $350 million of personal income

By Scott Mendelson HollywoodNews.com: I’ve been meaning to run the numbers, and today is as good a day as any. First of all, news broke over the last two days that A) “Avatar” would be returning to IMAX and 3D theaters in an eight-minute-longer special edition on August 27th and[...]

‘The Lord of the Rings’ current and future Blu-ray releases

BY TODD GILCHRIST Yesterday in conjunction with the release of Warner Brothers’ new Blu-rays, Hollywood News published an exclusive interview with Richard Taylor, one of the good folks at effects house Weta who was responsible for helping bring the Lord of the Rings film to the screen. While Taylor provided[...]