Posts tagged as: The Hobbit

‘The Hobbit’ official trailer #1

“The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” follows Bilbo Baggins on an epic quest to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor, which was long ago conquered by the dragon Smaug. Recruited by legendary wizard Gandalf the Grey, Bilbo joins a company of 13 dwarves led by the famed warrior, Thorin Oakensheild. Their journey takes them through […]

James Bond Will Return

James Bond Will Return

For months, millions of fans around the globe have been wondering, ‘Will James Bond return?’ Now they can finally rejoice; his licence to kill has not been revoked. After his involuntary hiatus, the world’s most famous secret agent will make his comeback on the silver screen. According to an announcement by the producers, the long-delayed […]

‘Hævnen/In a Better World’ is Oscar worthy

‘Hævnen/In a Better World’ is Oscar worthy

There are a couple of reasons why everyone should watch “Hævnen”. The first is that is a beautiful film, a beauteous film, with all the slightly otherworldly aloofness that the word suggests. The second is that by about this time next year, Mikael Persbrandt will be a household name and by golly, you don’t want […]

Martin Freeman Confirmed as Bilbo Baggins in ‘The Hobbit’

Martin Freeman Confirmed as Bilbo Baggins in ‘The Hobbit’

Warner Bros./New Line Cinema and MGM announced in a joint press release that Martin Freeman (“The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy”) will play Bilbo Baggins in “The Hobbit,” to be direct by Peter Jackson. “Despite the various rumours and speculation surrounding this role, there has only ever been one Bilbo Baggins for us. There are […]

‘The Hobbit’ Gets the Greenlight; Production to Begin in February

‘The Hobbit’ Gets the Greenlight; Production to Begin in February

Fantasy fans, rejoice.  “The Hobbit,” a two part prequel to “The Lord of the Rings” trilogy based on J.R.R. Tokien’s celebrated novel will finally become a reality. The Wrap reported this morning that the embattled franchise finally received its greenlight from co-producing studios, Warner Bros. and MGM, and soon thereafter the NY Times reported that […]

‘The Hobbit’ Closing in on Greenlight from MGM, New Line, Warner Bros.

‘The Hobbit’ Closing in on Greenlight from MGM, New Line, Warner Bros.

After years of delays, setbacks, ecstatic highs and devastating lows, fans of J.R.R. Tolkien’s work may soon find themselves back in Middle-earth. According to LA Times Warner Bros., its subsidiary New Line Cinema, and partner Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer are very close to giving the greenlight to one of the most anticipated pair of films in history. The […]

Struggling MGM Plans for ‘Outer Limits’ Adaptation

Struggling MGM Plans for ‘Outer Limits’ Adaptation

MGM’s recent public financial woes have put the futures of potential cash cow franchises like “James Bond” and “The Hobbit” in question. But instead of pushing through one or both of those projects to earn some almost guaranteed cash, Variety is reporting that the struggling studio has decided to produce a bigscreen adaptation of “The […]

Guillermo del Toro Takes on H.P. Lovecraft While James Cameron Produces

Guillermo del Toro Takes on H.P. Lovecraft While James Cameron Produces

Speculation has been at a fever pitch about what he’ll do next since Guillermo del Toro backed out of directing “The Hobbit.” Now Deadline is reporting that del Toro’s next project will be to direct “At The Mountains Of Madness,” a 3D adaptation of the H.P. Lovecraft story for Universal Pictures. Sounds like a match […]

Guillermo del Toro to Direct Disney’s ‘Haunted Mansion’ Reboot

Guillermo del Toro to Direct Disney’s ‘Haunted Mansion’ Reboot

*Update: del Toro will NOT be directing “The Haunted Mansion.” He will be writing and producing only. “Pan’s Labyrinth” director Guillermo del Toro recently devastated J.R.R. Tolkien fans by backing out of helming the upcoming “The Hobbit.” And now fans learn what project likely drew him away — a reboot of Disney’s “The Haunted Mansion.” […]

‘The Hobbit’ Loses Guillermo del Toro as Director

‘The Hobbit’ Loses Guillermo del Toro as Director

Guillermo del Toro, director of “Pan’s Labyrinth” and the man slated to helm the adaptation of J. R. R. Tolkien’s famous novel, “The Hobbit,” has announced that he is leaving the project. “In light of ongoing delays in the setting of a start date for filming ‘The Hobbit,’ I am faced with the hardest decision […]

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