Tag Archives: J. R. R. Tolkien

Peter Jackson returns with The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

Nine years after Peter Jackson put a wrap on The Lord of the Rings trilogy (LOTR), the acclaimed director returns to Middle-earth with The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. I should start by making everyone aware of what a geek I am for this world of wizards, elves, and dwarves: I[...]

“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[...]

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[...]

Peter Jackson, “The Hobbit” button up behind-the-scenes deals with studios

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: A financial deal has been put into place that provides the investment MGM needed to put behind Peter Jackson’s planned adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien’s “The Hobbit.” As part of the deal, Warner Bros. receives international theatrical rights to distribute the pictures when they come out in[...]

Peter Jackson admits Warner could move “The Hobbit” out of New Zealand

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: Is “The Hobbit” ready to say goodbye to New Zealand? It certainly appears so, as Peter Jackson – who recently confirmed that he would be directing the two-part Tolkien adaptation – released a statement saying Warner Bros. was about to fly down to New Zealand and[...]

Peter Jackson confirmed as “Hobbit” director

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: Breaking news! They actually got Peter Jackson, of all people, to direct “The Hobbit!” What’s that? You already knew that? Like, from a year ago. No, no. That was a rumor. It was never confirmed. First it was Guillermo Del Toro, but he left. And then[...]

Decision on Peter Jackson’s “Hobbit” could arrive next week

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: Though production on “The Hobbit,” an adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien’s award-winning novel, remains mired in labor disputes and red ink, a positive break could be on the horizon. A spokesperson for Peter Jackson was quoted in the New Zealand Herald this morning and said a decision[...]

“Hobbit” close to greenlight, according to report

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: Despite recent reports that labor unrest could delay an adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien’s “The Hobbit” even further, it now looks like the production will get a greenlight. Warner Bros., New Line Cinema, and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer “appear to be close” to finalizing a deal with Peter Jackson to[...]

Peter Jackson backpedals, says he may direct “The Hobbit”

Hollywoodnews.com: Hours after Peter Jackson’s representatives said he will not direct “The Hobbit” now that Guillermo del Toro has exited the project, the Academy Award-winning director is backpedaling just enough for “Lord of the Rings” fans to keep their hopes up. Speaking to the Dominion Post, Jackson said that while[...]

“The Hobbit” no closer to starting, according to Guillermo del Toro

Hollywoodnews.com: “Lord of the Rings” fans patiently waiting for good news tied to Guillermo del Toro’s announced adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien’s “The Hobbit” might have to wait a little bit longer. “It’s not greenlit,” del Toro told a room full or reporters covering a press conference for “Splice,” which del[...]