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Ian Mckellen's Acting Worries

Sir Ian McKellen gets ''increasingly depressed'' about his acting ability if he has to reshoot scenes. The 73-year-old star - who plays Gandalf in the 'Lord of the Rings' movie franchise and upcoming 'Hobbit' film...

Peter Jackson's The Hobbit Begins Its Takeover

The countdown to Christmas, for a while at least, seemed to begin earlier every year. It now seems to have plateaued at around October 1st, however, the early countdown crown goes to The Hobbit, for...

Dolby Mix Announced For ‘The Hobbit’; Is Technological Focus Going To Hinder The Movie?

It’s going to take more than a new sound job to shape up what’s increasingly looking like an alarming film adaptation of ‘The Hobbit’. Fans are already dubious as to director Peter Jackson’s decision to...

Cate Blanchett Admired Sir Ian Mckellen On The Hobbit Set

Cate Blanchett says starring opposite Sir Ian McKellen was the ''highlight'' of her career.The 43-year-old actress worked very closely with the British legend in 'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey' and revealed she harbours a secret...

Wellington To Be Renamed Middle Earth For The Hobbit

The New Zealand city of Wellington is to be renamed for a week to celebrate the release of Peter Jackson's new The Hobbit movie.The big budget Lord of the Rings prequel, The Hobbit: An Unexpected...

Stars Given Zombie Makeover For Blood Drive

Mena Suvari, moviemaker Peter Jackson and rocker Joel Madden are among the stars who have been given a zombie makeover to promote a U.S. blood donation drive.The Black Keys, actress Elisabeth Rohm and TV stars...

A 75th Anniversary Tribute To The Hobbit

The Hobbit: a book that has well and truly stood the test of time approaches its 75th anniversary, and in light of that, Contactmusic.com ponders its success, and looks forward to the cinematic reincarnation that...

Tolkien Fever Hits As The Hobbit Celebrates 75th Birthday

The Hobbit turns 75 this Friday (September 20, 2012) and Tolkien-fever is hitting the book stores, ahead of the release of Peter Jackson’s big budget movie adaptation of the novel. Originally published in 1937, Tolkien’s...

The Hobbit Trailer Released Ahead Of Tolkien Week

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, based on the book by J.R.R. Tolkien, is due for cinema release in December, but fans of the franchise have been given a sneak preview of the film by way...

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...

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