Earlier this month at the San Diego Comic-Con, director Peter Jackson revealed that he might shoot more footage for his two-part prequel of The Hobbit, arriving this December as The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey and December 2013 as The Hobbit: There and Back Again. Even though principal production just wrapped up for The Hobbit, looks like Jackson is headed back for more Middle-Earth. On his Facebook page, Jackson officially announced that The Hobbit will become a trilogy. read jackson's announcement >> Posted 07.30.12 by Ryan
Last week, Warner Bros. released a photo of Martin Freeman walking through a forest as Bilbo Baggins, the protagonist from the upcoming adaptation of The Hobbit. The photo was the first official promotional item to be revealed since the first trailer for The Hobbit debuted in December.
This week, The LA Times has released another new photo of Freeman as Bilbo, but, this time, instead of walking wide-eyed through Mirkwood like the previous photo, the latest photo shows Bilbo looking like he's just been through some kind of fight. Judging from the webbing that clings to Bilbo's clothes and the brandishing of his sword Sting, it's possible that Bilbo has just fought off some great spiders in order to save his dwarf companions. see both photos >> Posted 01.15.12 by Ryan
Ever since Guillermo del Toro decided to drop out as director of the two installments of the The Hobbit, MGM has been scrambling to name a replacement.
A recent report claimed that Warner Bros. and MGM were "doing all they can" to get Peter Jackson to direct the movie, after Jackson stated he would direct the movies if they couldn't find anybody else. Directors David Dobkin (Wedding Crashers), David Yates (Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince), and Brett Ratner (Rush Hour) all circled the project, but none were signed to a contract. Instead, it looks like MGM can't find a replacement after all. more details on the Jackson decision >> Posted 06.25.10 by Ryan
Many fans are anxiously awaiting the arrival of Guillermo del Toro's vision of The Hobbit, due in 2012. For the uninitiated, The Hobbit is based on the J. R. R. Tolkien book of same name, which takes place before his Lord of the Rings trilogy.
Several of The Hobbit's characters were featured in Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings movies — leaving many to wonder if members of Jackson's cast would appear in del Toro's adaptation. According to the director himself, we can expect at least three familiar faces. In an interview with BBC Radio 5, he confirmed (around the 2:10:45 mark) that Ian McKellen, Andy Serkis, and Hugo Weaving will reprise their roles as the wizard Gandalf, the treacherous Gollum, and the elf lord Elrond, respectively.
No other casting decisions have been announced. The screenplay was written by del Toro and Jackson, along with Lord of the Rings co-writers Phillipa Boyens and Fran Walsh. Posted 06.12.09 by reelz