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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, so[...]

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

From Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Peter Jackson comes “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey,” the first of a trilogy of films adapting the enduringly popular masterpiece The Hobbit, by J.R.R. Tolkien. The three films tell a continuous story set in Middle-earth 60 years before “The Lord of the Rings,” which Jackson and[...]

“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[...]

“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[...]

Peter Jackson’s “The Hobbit” adds two, finds Smaug’s voice

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: At this rate, it sounds like Peter Jackson’s “The Hobbit” adaptation will be adding cast members right up until the first film’s opening in December 2012. Two new actors have joined the ensemble. Luke Evans (“Clash of the Titans”) and Benedict Cumberbatch will appear in Jackson’s[...]

“Hobbit” film names, release dates announced

By Kim Palacios hollywoodnews.com: Peter Jackson’s adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien’s “Hobbit” prequels to “The Lord of the Rings” series finally have names. Gossip Cop broke the news, rating the rumor a 10 on the “real vs. rumor” scale (the highest possible score). Reportedly, “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” will open[...]

“Hobbit” adds “Conchords” star as elf

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: Bret McKenzie, best known for his role in HBO comedy musical “Flight of the Conchords,” has been cast as an elf in Peter Jackson’s adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien’s “The Hobbit.” The project, currently filming in New Zealand, follows Bilbo Baggins’ (Martin Freeman) epic quest to reclaim[...]

“Hobbit” cast speaks — Watch the press conference here!

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: It’s a really good time to be a film geek. Almost every superhero under the sun has a film franchise, many of which are being guided by enormously gifted storytellers like Christopher Nolan or Darren Aronofsky. Big screen adaptations of beloved literary properties are underway. And[...]

Peter Jackson’s “Hobbit” films have a March start date

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: Peter Jackson’s “The Hobbit” has a start date … which must be music to the ears of Jackson and every other “LOTR” fan patiently waiting some good news out of “Hobbit camp after all of these setbacks and delays. 3Foot7 Ltd, production company of Jackson’s two[...]

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[...]