Tag Archives: Fran Walsh

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[...]

Guillermo del Toro says ‘Adios’ to “The Hobbit”

Hollywoodnews.com: “The Hobbit” won’t be happening with Guillermo del Toro. The director of the Oscar-winning film “Pan’s Labyrinth” is departing the project he has spent developing for two years. However, del Toro’s decision to leave stems from MGM’s inability to give the film a green light as the studio hangs[...]

Exclusive: WETA’s Richard Taylor on ‘The Hobbit,’ ‘Lord of the Rings’ on Blu-ray

BY TODD GILCHRIST Although actors like Viggo Mortensen, Ian McKellen and Elijah Wood, not to mention writer-director Peter Jackson and producer Fran Walsh are often credited with the success of the Lord of the Rings trilogy, the real folks responsible for bringing them to life are the crew members behind[...]