Thursday: December 13, 2012
- The Verge reviews The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey and finds some unexpected issues.
Rather than the majestic grandeur presented in the first films, the new entry looks more like a Renaissance Faire recreation shot on your brother's mini-DV camera. It's most jarring in the movie's opening, where we briefly visit Frodo and Bilbo in the moments leading up to Fellowship; we know what these characters in that world should look like, and it simply feels wrong.
Wednesday: March 17, 2010
- Gandalf confirms that 'The Hobbit' will indeed start filming this June.
This news comes straight from Ian McKellen's website who will of course be reprising his role as Gandalf the Grey. Casting is already in progress and it's estimated that filming will take about a year or so over in New Zealand.
Tuesday: December 8, 2009
- Peter Jackson would like you to know 'The Hobbit' is still on track for 2011.
Jackson was then asked if he believes The Hobbit will still be in theaters by December of 2011. 'At this stage, that is certainly the plan. Yeah.' You heard it straight from Peter Jackson himself - The Hobbit's release has not been delayed.
Thursday: September 24, 2009
- Ian McKellen to reprise role as Gandalf the Grey in 'The Hobbit'.
'If you play a part that gets an awful lot of attention,' he explained, 'forever after you're being asked by directors to play the same part in their movie. But I played the best wizard, and I'm happy to revisit him, which I shall do in The Hobbit with Guillermo del Toro.
Wednesday: September 9, 2009
- Hobbit movie a go as Tolkien Trust reaches settlement with New Line.
Terms of the settlement, announced Tuesday, were confidential. The trust noted that the settlement allows the New Line/MGM films based on Tolkien's 'The Hobbit' to go forward without legal challenge.
Friday: June 19, 2009
- The Hobbit may or may not feature Hugo Weaving.
Looks like he's willing to do it though, if he happens to get the call.