Why I Love The Hobbit Trilogy And Will Miss Jackson\’s Middle-Earth

Like many who grew up in the seventies and eighties, I was introduced to the world of Tolkien’s Middle-Earth through the animated adaptations of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings that Rankin/Bass and Ralph Bakshi produced. Even before I was old enough to read full novels I knew the basic stories of the […]

Peter Jackson Would Make The Silmarillion (If He Could)

As most Middle-Earth fans know, the Tolkien Estate isn’t the biggest of fans of the Lord of the Rings and Hobbit movies. Tolkien himself sold off the film rights for the movies never expecting them to be made in the first place, and the Estate doesn’t want to give up his other works for adaptations. […]

Bilbo Baggins Revealed!

Entertainment Weekly has revealed the first official image of Martin Freeman as Bilbo Baggins in The Hobbit. If you click through that link to the gallery on their site, there’s also a new picture of Gandalf as well as one of Peter Jackson directing Freeman. Each one has a comment from Jackson about the image, […]

The White Council and Dol Guldur Confirmed in The Hobbit

Peter Jackson has begun his 20 Questions for The Hobbit, just like he did for The Lord of the Rings, and the first question asked if we will get to see The White Council attacking Dol Guldur. Jackson, while not going into specifics, says that both the White Council and Dol Guldur will appear in […]

Peter Jackson Confirms Legolas in The Hobbit

It’s been rumored forever, but today on his Facebook page; Peter Jackson officially confirmed that Orlando Bloom will be in The Hobbit. For those worried that he’ll join the group of dwarves and Bilbo, his part will likely be small and not much more than an extended cameo. Legolas’ father does play a big part […]

Teaser for Spielberg\’s Tintin!

After some scarce teaser images, we finally get our first look at Spielberg’s upcoming CG adaptation of the Tintin comics. In addition to it being CG, the movie is also the first time Spielberg has filmed a movie digitally (using performance capture) as he is staunchly pro-film. With a script by Doctor Who’s Steven Moffat […]

Peter Jackson\’s First Hobbit Production Diary

Late last night, Peter Jackson updated his Facebook with the first of what will likely be many production diaries from the set of The Hobbit. If you’re a Lord of the Rings fan, it’s OK to get a little emotional watching this ten minute video from New Zealand. Jackson got the band back together. Throughout […]

The Hobbit Spy Shots Hit the \’Net

If the upcoming start of filming for The Hobbit doesn’t get you excited that a new Tolkien movie is being made by the same people who brought us the LOTR trilogy; here’s something that may. One of the spies for TheOneRing.Net got extremely close to the sets at the Miramar studios and managed to snap […]

Director Peter Jackson in hospital puts \’Hobbit\’ on short hold

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Hobbit director Peter Jackson was taken to a hospital in New Zealand Wednesday with acute stomach pains. Jackson went to to Wellington Hospital on Wednesday night and underwent surgery for a perforated ulcer, according to a statement from the production. He is said to be resting comfortably, and doctors expect […]