Sure, there are those that want to point out everything that they felt was wrong with The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, but that doesn't mean that fans aren't excited to see the next installment, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. While a trailer has yet to debut, there is a brief amount of footage revealed in a new video from director Peter Jackson, who decided to answer from fan questions about the second of his three-part adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien's novel. Of course, it doesn't hurt that some of the fans asking questions are The Colbert Report host and Tolkien scholar Stephen Colbert and Lord of the Rings actor Billy Boyd, but fans will likely be more enthralled with the first footage of Evangeline Lilly as the elf Tauriel. In addition, the clip features footage of Orlando Bloom as Legolas, Lee Pace as the Elven King Thranduil and Luke Evans as Bard the Bowman. watch the video >> Posted 04.02.13 by Ryan
Who Should Play the Ant-Whispering Founding Avenger?
Comic book movie fans were treated to some great news yesterday, courtesy of Walt Disney Studios. In addition to announcing that Iron Man 3 and Thor: The Dark World will be released in 3D, Marvel Studios' parent company finally put co-writer (with Joe Cornish) and director Edgar Wright's (Scott Pilgrim vs. The World) Ant-Man adaptation on its slate of upcoming superhero movies, revealing the movie will be released on November 6, 2015, just six months after The Avengers 2 hits theaters.
Despite being a founding member of The Avengers in the Marvel comic books, Dr. Henry "Hank" Pym, a.k.a. Ant-Man, has yet to make an appearance in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. This could be due to Ant-Man's lack of popularity or because Marvel "reserved" the character for Wright, who has been working on his Ant-Man script for years, but the most likely reason is that Wright's Ant-Man won't be scientist-turned-superhero Hank Pym at all, but some other hero, a "bad-ass secret agent" with size-changing powers. Help us cast the Ant-Man movie by telling us who you think has what it takes to play a mini-James Bond with a kookie helmet.
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Warner Bros. has been keeping footage under lock and key for their upcoming The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, the first part of what is now a three-part adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit. The first trailer dropped last December, and a slightly altered version — we're talking maybe 4 seconds of slightly different footage — arrived last month, while Peter Jackson's eighth production video revealed snippets of footage that Jackson had shown at this year's Comic-Con.
Luckily, Warner Bros. has released a new gallery of images with the launch of their new Hobbit movie app. Most of the images are dedicated to Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman) and the company of dwarves he joins in order to "burgle" the treasure that the dragon Smaug (voiced by Benedict Cumberbatch) is protecting in Lonely Mountain, and, in particular, there are some great looks at Richard Armitage as dwarf leader Thorin Oakenshield, and Aidan Turner as Kili, though most of the other dwarves are represented as well. more about The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey >> Posted 09.10.12 by Ryan
It's been over a month since director Peter Jackson released the seventh production video from the set of his two-part prequel, The Hobbit, which was the last footage available to fans until Jackson revealed some edited footage to those lucky enough to get inside Hall H during Warner Bros.' Comic-Con presentation. Luckily, Jackson has released an eighth video, which shows snippets of what was shown that day.
Starting at Comic-Con, Jackson introduces a behind-the-scenes look at the final week of shooting, which concentrated mostly on the second part, There and Back Again. Jackson is quick to point out that he can't reveal much from the second movie, but there's plenty for fans to enjoy, including Cate Blanchett on the set as Galadriel acting alongside Ian McKellen as Gandalf; Orlando Bloom as Legolas being directed by second unit director Andy Serkis (who also plays Gollum); plus sections devoted to new cast members Sylvester McCoy (who plays the wizard Radagast) and Lee Pace, who is seen preparing to play the Elven King Thranduil. watch the video >> Posted 07.24.12 by Ryan
Director Peter Jackson used his Facebook page to announce the addition of two new cast members for The Hobbit.
Dean O'Gorman will play the dwarf Fili, replacing Rob Kazinsky who had to drop out of the movie because of "personal reasons."
Dean's a terrific Kiwi actor, who I am thrilled to be working with. He's recently been in an excellent TV series down here called The Almighty Johnsons, and I should let fans of that show know that our shooting schedule allows Dean to continue with a second series next year. Dean will be joining us next week.
Jackson also announced Lee Pace (pictured) has been cast to play the Elven King Thranduil. Lee played Ned the pie maker in the TV series Pushing Daisies and has a role in the two-part Breaking Dawn.
Casting these Tolkien stories is very difficult, especially the Elven characters, and Lee has always been our first choice for Thranduil. He's going to be great. We loved his performance in a movie called The Fall a few years ago, and have been hoping to work with him since. When we were first discussing who would be right for Thranduil, Lee came into mind almost immediately.
And to make every LOTR jealous, Jackson posted a photo of an old friend from the original trilogy.
The Hobbit was written by Jackson, original director Guillermo del Toro, Fran Walsh, and Philippa Boyens. The cast includes Sir Ian McKellen as the wizard Gandalf, Elijah Wood as Frodo Baggins, Andy Serkis as Smeagol/Gollum, Hugo Weaving as Elrond, Sylvester McCoy as the wizard Radagast, and Mikael Persbrandt as the shape-shifter Beorn, Ryan Gage as Drogo Baggins, father of Frodo. Posted 05.01.11 by Chris
The first trailer has arrived online for writer/director Max Winkler's debut feature-length movie Ceremony, which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival last September to rave reviews. SlashFilm called Ceremony a "fantastic feature debut" that is "filled with complex, interesting and engrossing characters." Audiences will be able to see for themselves when the movie opens on VOD on March 4, and in theaters April 8.
The movie follows a children's book author (Michael Angarano) who attempts to win the affection of an older woman (Uma Thurman) on the weekend of her wedding. Winkler recently admitted to MTV that it isn't the most straight-forward comedy ever made.
I think this is a movie where if it's successful in the way I want it to be, you can laugh and feel emotional and sad at the same time, that would be my goal. I think it’s a comedy, but I’m very influenced by movies of the ‘70s, like Paper Moon and Annie Hall, that can be comedies but also hit you emotionally. To me I always think the best kind of comedy comes from sadness, and that’s what we tried to capitalize on.
Winkler also says that Ceremony will show a different side of Thurman that isn't often shown in movies.
Watch the trailer >> Posted 02.05.11 by Ryan
Uma, for whatever reason, sort of gravitated to the character. A lot of people are used to seeing her with a Samurai sword and killing 5,000 ninjas at a time. The real Uma, I think this character is probably closer to her, stripped down and who she really is — this unbelievable delicate vulnerability that Uma has when you meet her and you get past the intimidation of standing in front of this 6-foot, beautiful Avatar-esque goddess woman. You get to know her and you realize she has a real delicate quality to her that is unbelievable.
Filming of the fourth Twilight Saga movie, Breaking Dawn, is rapidly approaching, with casting rumors just now hitting the internet. The latest actor thought to be joining the cast is Lee Pace, star of 2007's offbeat TV show Pushing Daisies.
Pace is reportedly set to play Garrett, a Nomad vampire first introduced towards the end of Breaking Dawn. He's described as an adventurer, with a tall stature, ruby red eyes and long sandy brown hair. He's romantically linked to Denali vampire Kate, and assists the Cullens as they prepare to fight the Volturi. Does Pace fit the character of Garrett? >> Posted 08.03.10 by reelz