Tag: The Hobbit
Fans of Middle-Earth and Peter Jackson's ground-breaking Lord of the Rings trilogy of much to celebrate tonight, as filming for the two Hobbit films has officially started. To commemorate the moment, an official production blog has been launched along with the very first set pictures.
New Line Cinema, the studio that gave us the beloved Lord of the Rings trilogy, has registered two titles for the long awaited adaptation of The Hobbit by J.R.R Tolkien. A friendly neighbourhood cinema spy over at TheOneRing.net has shared the good news from Middle Earth, and what welcome news it is.
Fans of The Lord of the Rings who are eagerly anticipating The Hobbit movies sure have had plenty to cheer about in the last few days. Yesterday we got casting confirmations for Gandalf, Gollum, and Frodo, each of which have the original actors returning. Now, we've got yet another: Christopher Lee. Lee played the part of the evil wizard Saruman in the first 3 films, and he's confirming that he'll be back for The Hobbit.
Several websites, including The Internet Movie Database, are reporting that British actor David Tennant is being considered for the role of Elf King Thranduil in Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings prequel The Hobbit. Tennant should be familiar to sci-fi fans as the most recent Dr. Who in the long-running BBC series. He also appeared in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.
Yesterday was a good day for fans of Middle-Earth. Not only did we get the official confirmation that Elijah Wood was reprising his role (last week they were just 'in talks') but now we've got word that the two biggest returning actors who fans have been most eager to see sign on, are now official. Gandalf and Gollum will be making a return.
Two big bits of news for fans of Middle Earth have come out recently. One is incredibly good, and the other I'm still unsure of. A press release was issued earlier that stated Warner Bros would be distributing the two Hobbit films, but more than that they have made a deal to pay for the whole production cost. Mixed in with the news of that however, was the possibility of Elijah Wood being cast to reprise his role of Frodo Baggins.
With The Hobbit films set to begin filming in a matter of months, there have been plenty of casting news coming from the production...and a few rumors to go along with it. The lastest bit of news, I'm going to treat as a rumor, since nothing official has come down the pipeline for it. However, Deadline is reporting that a source of theirs is saying Orlando Bloom will be returning to the elf role of Legolas in the upcoming movies.
Peter Jackson has just announced the cast of The Hobbit and, although the greenlight was certainly a sign that The Hobbit would, in fact, get made, this is like icing on the cake. And as a way for making up for the recent shooting location incident, it’s a pretty good gift. Check out the list of actors set to star in The Hobbit after the jump.
By now most of you are aware of the many problems the Hobbit films have had getting off the ground. First MGM's financial disaster, then Guillermo del Toro leaving the director's chair, and the dispute Jackson and co. have been having with NZ Actor's Equity (an Actor's Union) is the latest in the line of issues. Of course with the film finally getting it's official greenlight many thought things would be going smoothly and that the issue would be handled in time for the February start date. Unfortunately this isn't the case and it may mean that the land of Middle-Earth will be leaving New Zealand.
Fans the world over have been eagerly awaiting any news concerning the seemingly troubled production of Peter Jackson's next adventure in Middle Earth. With casting rumors flying all over the place, a sudden change in directors, and the movie studios' bankruptcy the film has yet to even be given the greenlight to move ahead. Without that, it's all conjecture and production cannot fully commence. Well, according to TheWrap, that's all been changed now and The Hobbit films have finally been given the greenlight we've all been waiting for. But it is too good to be true? After so long could it have really happened?