Tag Archives: Middle-earth

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[...]

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[...]

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[...]

“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 gathers his dwarves for “Hobbit” photo

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: With all of the “Hobbit” news coming out of Peter Jackson’s New Zealand production house, one would assume the director made the long journey to San Diego’s Comic-Con to tease footage. Instead, he has taken to the Web to release key teasers, videos and images to[...]

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[...]

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[...]

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[...]

“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” 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[...]