Tag Archives: Thorin Oakenshield

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[...]

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[...]

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[...]

“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 announces “Hobbit” cast, confirms Martin Freeman as Bilbo

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: We may not know where Peter Jackson will shoot “The Hobbit,” but we just found out who will be in it. The director has announced the following actors for his “Hobbit” production: Martin Freeman as Bilbo Baggins, Richard Armitage as Thorin Oakenshield, Aidan Turner and Rob[...]