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Oscars and The Hobbit

With The Academy Awards taking place this past weekend, we have to speculate what kind of impact The Hobbit movies will have on The Academy. Indeed we saw a big impact with LOTR, as The Return of the King cleaned house with Oscars that year.  Could The Hobbit movies have the same fate? We do […]

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Peter Jackson Takes no Break Shooting Hobbit and Tin Tin sequels

As we said earlier, Peter Jackson stated he was going to film one or two ‘Tintin’ sequels after both Hobbit movies are said and done with. Now its been confirmed by his co-producer, Steven Spielberg,  that Jackson will go straight into directing the untitled ‘Tintin’ sequel. Spielberg stated, “I said, ‘I’ll direct the first one, […]

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Chaos shuts down hobbit casting call

Sky News wrote that the casting call for ‘The Hobbit’ was shut down in New Zealand this Saturday when traffic became chaotic due to thousands more than expected showing up. Radio New Zealand reported that over 3000 people came to the casting in Lower Hutt, near Wellington, in hopes of landing a role in The […]

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Evangeline Lilly’s elf role in the hobbit

New Zealand Herald writes a few statements from Evangeline Lilly on her role as Tauriel, the Mirkwood warrior elf, in the Hobbit movies. “She’s actually the head of the Elven guard. She’s the big shot in the army,” said Lilly. “So she knows how to wield any weapon, but the primary weapons that she uses […]

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Andy Serkis opens up about returning to Gollum

The LA Times got quite a few statements from the performance-capture star, Anthony Serkis, about returning to the role of gollum and working with Peter Jackson again. Gollum’s never really gone too far away from me because he’s indelibly kind of printed into my DNA now, I think. I’ll tell you what was weird is […]

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Peter Jackson talks about 48 film speed

David German from Associated Press writes about The Hobbit movie and statements about the new 48 film speed from Peter Jackson at Sundance. PARK CITY, Utah – (AP) — Peter Jackson is making his hobbits and dwarves march double-time in his “The Lord of the Rings” prequel, which he’s shooting in a faster film speed […]

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the hobbit movie casting call in Wellington

Exciting news for Hobbit fans who can work in New Zealand! Tom Hunt  from The Dominion Post writes, The bulky, the skinny, the short, the tall, and those with ”character faces” – your time has come. A casting call has gone out for The Hobbit and virtually anyone in Wellington qualifies, as long they’ve got […]

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new martin freeman image as bilbo

This is a particularly exciting new photo of Freeman looking worried, as he should be in what looks like a spider’s cave! It shows a more dark and eery scene as opposed to the bright and sunny photos that were released of Bilbo in the Shire. So it seems like they’re keeping up with the […]

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Del Toro Squelches “Green Lit” Rumors

As we reported yesterday, rumors hit the web that indeed sources had confirmed that 3D production staff was being assembled and that The Hobbit had received the green light from MGM to officially start production.   We also reported that other sources were saying the contrary, saying that no such announcements had been made from MGM […]

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The Hobbit Has Green Light…Or Does It?

Rumors close to sources today announced that indeed production plans for The Hobbit movies are still going forward, despite delay rumors due to MGM debt problems.  The MarketSaw blog, an avid 3D blogger and fan of The Hobbit Movies, reported that a good source stated, “the usual 3D technical suspects have been rounded up… so […]

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