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Anticipation Hits Fever Pitch As New 'Hobbit' Trailer Revealed

With The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey opening in December 14th Peter Jackson and co. have unveiled a new trailer as well as several new images ahead of the first of what has become a trilogy...

James Cameron Planning Avatar Prequel

James Cameron is planning to make an 'Avatar' prequel.The 'Titanic' director revealed he has ''an idea for a fourth'' movie in the franchise and revealed that the forthcoming motion picture will tell the story of...

Johnny Depp And Former Death Row Inmate Get Matching Tattoos

Johnny Depp looks to have a new best friend in the shape of former Arkansas' death row inmate Damien Echols, a member of the infamous West Memphis Three. Since Depp aided in having Echols and...

Third Hobbit Film Given A Title

That third Hobbit film now has a title. It will be called The Desolation of Smaug , and actually it will be the name of the second film in what is now a trilogy. The...

Third Hobbit Film Set For July 2014 Release

The third 'Hobbit' film will be released on July 18, 2014.The final instalment of Peter Jackson's trilogy has been officially named 'The Hobbit: There and Back Again' and will open in two years time, just...

Second The Hobbit Instalment Title Changed, Thrid Movie Release Date Announced

As announced last month, The Hobbit, Peter Jackson's long awaited adaptation of the prequel to The Lord of the Rings, will be made into a trilogy rather than the two-parter originally announced. Yesterday, the new...

Benedict Cumberbatch's Father Impressed By Hobbit Role

Benedict Cumberbatch's father was thrilled when the actor landed a role in 'The Hobbit'.The 'Sherlock' star made his father proud by scoring the role of sinister dragon Smaug in Peter Jackson's big screen adaptation of...

Benedict Cumberbatch's Father Impressed By Hobbit Role

Benedict Cumberbatch's father was thrilled when the actor landed a role in 'The Hobbit'.The 'Sherlock' star made his father proud by scoring the role of sinister dragon Smaug in Peter Jackson's big screen adaptation of...

Benedict Cumberbatch To Star In August: Osage County?

Benedict Cumberbatch is in talks to star in drama movie 'August: Osage County'. The 'Sherlock' actor has entered negotiations to portray the sensitive son of Meryl Streep's onscreen sister, Mattie Fay Aiken (Margo Martindale), in...

Most Theaters Not Likely To Run The Hobbit In New Format

Warner Bros. may be so nervous about the mixed reception that The Hobbit received when it was shown to exhibitors in the 48-frame-per-second format last April that it has decided to screen it in only...

Tom Hiddleston Named World's Hottest Actor

Tom Hiddleston has been named the world's hottest actor.The 31-year-old star beat his 'Avengers Assemble' cast mates Chris Hemsworth and Robert Downey Jr. to the title of Total Film magazine's Hottest Actor, with the superhero...

Jackson Expanding Hobbit To Three Films

Peter Jackson has now found a way to extract three films from J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit . It was originally planned as a two-partner. The first two films are scheduled to be released in December...

Jackson Receives Public Criticism Over The Hobbit Trilogy

The Hobbit is set to be stretched out from two to three films, due to be released over the next 3 years, Peter Jackson announced over his Facebook page and not everybody is happy about...

The Hobbit To Be A Trilogy

Peter Jackson's 'The Hobbit' will be a trilogy.The eagerly anticipated adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien's book was originally supposed to be in two parts but Peter says after reviewing footage he has already shot he believes...

Peter Jackson Confirms The Hobbit Will Be A Trilogy

Director Peter Jackson is turning his highly-anticipated The Hobbit movies into a trilogy.The Lord of the Rings filmmaker wrapped an epic 266-day shoot in New Zealand in early July (12) and the footage will be...

'The Hobbit' To Become A Trilogy, Reveals Peter Jackson

As a book, 'The Hobbit' is a fraction of the magisterial behemoth that is 'The Lord Of The Rings'. That's not stopped Peter Jackson, who has directed all the film adaptations of J.R Tolkien's Middle...

Avatar 2 Pushed Back To 2015

'Avatar 2' has been pushed back to 2015. Director James Cameron looks set to release the follow up to the 2009 fantasy film one year later than Fox executives had originally planned, and the movie...

Peter Jackson Taught Serkis To Direct While Filming The Hobbit

Peter Jackson mentored Andy Serkis while shooting 'The Hobbit'.'The Lord Of The Rings' director helped Andy - who voices sly goblin-like creature Gollum in the film franchise - make his directorial debut as a second...

Is Peter Jackson Planning A Third Hobbit Movie?

Could Peter Jackson be planning to extend 'The Hobbit' into a trilogy? It's a financial plan that has worked for several other movie franchises, adapted from novels. The Harry Potter movies did it, by making...

Jackson Predicts Young Moviegoers Will Love Hobbit 'S Sharper Look

Director Peter Jackson is defending his decision to produce his two Hobbit movies using a higher frame rate -- 48 frames per second rather than the standard 24 frames. Responding to published comments that exhibitors,...

Comic-con Fans Cheer Hobbit Footage

Reports coming out of Comic-Con, the annual San Diego convention of fantasy and science-fiction producers and fans, about the screening of 12 minutes of scenes from director Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings prequel(s), The...

Peter Jackson In Talks Over Third Hobbit Film

Peter Jackson is in talks about making a third 'Hobbit' film.The 'Lord Of The Rings' director is thinking of splitting 'The Hobbit: There and Back Again', the sequel to 2012's much-awaited adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien's...

Saturday At Comic Con: Hobbits, Vampires And More.

Middle Earth upped sticks to San Diego yesterday, as Saturday's COMIC CON was all about Peter Jackson's follow-up film to the hugely successful Lord of the Rings series; The Hobbit.Along with director Jackson, Ian Mckellen...

'The Hobbit' Poster Revealed In Time For San Diego Comic-con

Just days after Peter Jackson announced that filming had been wrapped up on the hugely anticipated film adaptation of J.R Tolkien's 'The Hobbit', a new poster has emerged just in time for the huge Comic-Con...

New Poster For 'The Hobbit' Unveiled, In Time For Comic-con

A new poster has been unveiled for The Hobbit, which finished filming last Friday (July 6, 2012). The promotional image has been released just in time for this year's Comic-Con, and in the words of...

The Hobbit Wraps Filming

Filming has wrapped on 'The Hobbit'.The 'Lord of the Rings' prequel - which is being split into two parts 'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey' and 'The Hobbit: There And Back Again' - will now enter...

Peter Jackson Completes The Hobbit Prequels

The cast of the highly-anticipated The Hobbit movies is celebrating after finally wrapping director Peter Jackson's epic 266-day shoot.Martin Freeman, Elijah Wood, Orlando Bloom, Cate Blanchett and Sir Ian MCKellen are among the stars who...

Christopher Nolan To Make 3-D Batman Movie?

Christopher Nolan is one of the last major action-movie directors to refuse to shoot digitally and in 3-D, claiming that the age-old format of 2D offers cinemagoers a more rounded experience. However, one of the...

The Hobbit Will Premiere In New Zealand In November

'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey' will have its world premiere in New Zealand on November 28. Director Peter Jackson has revealed the special screening will be hosted at the Embassy Theatre in Wellington before the...

Jackson Not Surprised By Negative Reaction To New Film Format

Peter Jackson plans to stick to his guns and release The Hobbit at 48 frames per second -- twice the usual frames rate -- despite criticism of the technique by some critics who watched a...

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