The Lord Of The Rings Trilogy will finally get the high-definition treatment it deserves on April 6th (pre-order NOW! – also available for download and OnDemand on the same date), but we has the Precious in our grubby little hands, we do…and we can says we loves the Precious…yes…except we’s wants it to be the extended Precious…
Ian McKellan (Gandalf) has posted on his official site that filming on The Hobbit will commence this July (earlier reports said June) and casting has started in several cities. Director Guillermo del Toro is also currently living in Wellington, near the Jacksons’ studio.
Found these on Sci-Fi Wire: First, someone built Minas Tirith out of 420,000 matchsticks over the course of three years – and it looks awesome. And someone else built a foosball table out of Star Wars legos…Read our full article to see some images.
I just learned of this…finally, The Lord Of The Rings Trilogy is getting the Blu-ray treatment on April 6th! This release is only for the theatrical editions plus the extras, but also includes digital copies as well. Hopefully the extended versions will follow!
Peter Jackson recently gave The Hollywood Reporter a one-on-one on-camera interview as part of their Director’s Roundtable. Check out what he says about The Hobbit and how they really are on schedule – if the studio gives the green light.
It may not be true at this point, but I can see him in it…Tobey Maguire responded to web reports by saying he is not in discussions to play Bilbo Baggins in The Hobbit, and wasn’t considering it as he believed previous rumors that James McAvoy had been cast (which were untrue), but now seems amenable to the idea. “…I certainly wouldn’t take myself out of the conversation … if I was part of it.”
Peter Jackson cleared up a question on how The Hobbit will be represented as two films – that both movies are completely based on the book and split at a middle point that he and his writing team of Fran Walsh and Philippa Boyens along with director Guillermo del Toro figured would work. This should ens speculation that the second movie might be an all-new filler story between The Hobbit and The Lord Of The Rings.
TheOneRing.net is reporting that filming may not start on The Hobbit until mid-2010, based on a German interview Peter Jackson gave to moviereporter.net. No green light has been given for production yet, but they are still working on the scripts. Update 12/1: Peter Jackson clarified the schedule for SCI FI Wire.
On Saturday, May 24th, at 4PM ET, you can join Peter Jackson and Guillermo del Toro online for a chat about The Hobbit films. Online registration is required. The chat is being hosted by Weta, the special effects group responsible for The Lord Of The Rings.
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