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Peter Jackson Rushing To Complete The Hobbit For World Premiere

Director Peter Jackson is rushing to put the finishing touches to the first installment of The Hobbit ahead of its world premiere on Wednesday (28Nov12).The Lord of the Rings filmmaker wrapped an epic 266-day shoot...

Elijah Wood Weighs In On Hobbit Animal Mistreatment Scandal

Actor Elijah Wood has hit back at reports suggesting animals were mistreated during the making of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, calling the complaint "heartbreaking and ridiculous".Activists at People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals...

Peta Bosses Not Happy With Jackson's Response To The Hobbit Animal Deaths

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals bosses are refusing to let Peter Jackson and the producers of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey back out of a scandal involving the deaths of 27 horses, sheep,...

Peter Jackson Fires Back At Hobbit Animal Mistreatment Allegations

Moviemaker Peter Jackson has fired back at reports suggesting the 27 animals that died during the making of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey were victims of poor treatment.Activists at People for the Ethical Treatment of...

The Hobbit Reportedly Responsible For Deaths Of 27 Animals

The much anticipated prequel of the The Lord of the Rings Trilogy, Peter Jackson's The Hobbit, has come under great criticism having been accused of being responsible for the deaths of up to 27 animals....

Peta Take Aim At Peter Jackson Over The Hobbit Animal Deaths

Animal rights activists in America have fired off a letter to filmmaker Peter Jackson after learning horses, sheep, goats and chickens allegedly died as a result of multiple human errors on the set of his...

Ian Mckellen Played Nanny For Martin Freeman's Kids

Sir Ian Mckellen turned babysitter while shooting new movie The Hobbit by reading bedtime stories to co-star Martin Freeman's children.The actor, who reprises his role as Gandalf in Peter Jackson's prequel to The Lord Of...

Ian Mckellen Broke Down On The Hobbit Set

Sir Ian Mckellen broke down in tears on the set of The Hobbit after becoming so frustrated filming green screen scenes with only visual aids to act opposite.The thespian, who reprises his role as wizard...

Ian Mckellen Wanted To Quit The Hobbit Over Delays

Veteran actor Sir Ian Mckellen almost quit his role in The Hobbit movies as the project rumbled on for five years.Guillermo del Toro originally signed up to take charge of The Lord of the Rings...

Air New Zealand Has A Hobbit Makeover

Director Peter Jackson has joined forces with bosses at Air New Zealand to create a hilarious in-flight safety video inspired by his latest film The Hobbit.The film, titled An Unexpected Briefing in reference to a...

Elijah Wood: Hobbit Return Was Bizarre

Elijah Wood found it ''bizarre'' to head back to New Zealand to shoot scenes for 'The Hobbit'.The actor reprised his 'Lord of the Rings' role of Frodo Baggins in the forthcoming prequel series and had...

Martin Freeman: Bilbo Is Pompous

'The Hobbit's Bilbo Baggins is a much more ''pompous'' Hobbit than Frodo Baggins. The 'Lord of the Rings' prequel focuses on the journey of Bilbo - distant cousin to Frodo, a key character in the...

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...

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...

The Hobbit Coins Become Legal Tender In New Zealand

Officials in New Zealand will commemorate the release of The Hobbit movie by unveiling a collection of special coins based on the fantasy franchise.The three-part The Lord of the Rings prequel was filmed in New...

Andy Serkis Reads The Hobbit At 75th Anniversary Event

Actor Andy Serkis thrilled Lord Of The Rings fans in London on Saturday (22Sep12) by reading extracts of The Hobbit in character to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the book.J.R.R. Tolkien's hit novel, which has...

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...

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...

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...

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...

42nd Comic Con Convention Kicks Off

After 42 gloriously geeky years, San Diego's annual COMIC CON is underway once more and it looks to be the biggest event so far, with an estimated 140,000 due to attend.The event has exploded beyond...

Sir Ian Mckellen Joined By The Hobbit Co-stars At Charity Show

Actor Sir Ian Mckellen thrilled the audience at his charity show in New Zealand on Saturday (23Jun12) by welcoming his The Hobbit co-stars to the stage.The 73 year old has been performing a string of...

James Nesbitt's Mother Dies

Northern Irish actor James Nesbitt has taken a break from filming The Hobbit to return home after the death of his beloved mum.Nesbitt was in New Zealand filming The Lord of the Rings prequel when...

Stephen Fry's Joy Over Double Bungee Jump

Actor Stephen Fry enjoyed a hair-raising break from filming The Hobbit in New Zealand by taking part in two terrifying bungee jumps.The British funnyman headed Down Under to shoot scenes for his role as Master...

Sir Ian Mckellen And Stephen Fry Help Save Hobbit Pub

Sir Ian Mckellen and Stephen Fry appear to have been successful in their campaign to save a British pub, called The Hobbit - and the two actors have offered to help the owners pay a...

Mckellen Supports Hobbit Pub Campaign

The Lord Of The Rings star Sir Ian Mckellen is the latest celebrity to back a campaign to save a British bar called The Hobbit after the owners were threatened with a copyright lawsuit.Lawyers representing...

Stephen Fry Backs The Hobbit Pub Campaign

Actor Stephen Fry has backed a campaign to save a British pub called The Hobbit after the owners were threatened with a copyright lawsuit.Lawyers representing the Saul Zaentz Company (Szc), the American firm which owns...

Connolly Rounds Out The Hobbit Cast

Peter Jackson has completed the star-studded cast of The Hobbit after signing up Billy Connolly to play a dwarf warrior.The Gulliver's Travels actor will tackle the role of Dain Ironfoot and joins Sir Ian MCKellen,...

Police Called To The Hobbit Auditions

An open audition for Peter Jackson's new The Hobbit movie had to be shut down on Saturday (28Jan12) after more than 3,000 hopefuls turned up.The director is currently in New Zealand filming the two-part Lord...

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