Latest The Hobbit News - Page 6


Casting Manager Fired Over Hobbit Race Dispute

A casting manager working on THE HOBBIT has been sacked over allegations a British actress was turned down for a role in the film because of her skin colour.Naz Humphreys, who has Pakistani heritage, auditioned...

Jackson's Rep Brands Hobbit Race Dispute An 'Unfortunate Error'

A representative for director PETER JACKSON has admitted casting crews working on THE HOBBIT made "an incredibly unfortunate error" after a British actress claimed she was turned down for a role in the film because...

Union Bosses Receive Death Threats Over The Hobbit

Union bosses and actors at the centre of the recent dispute over THE HOBBIT have contacted police after receiving death threats in the wake of the industrial action.The Lord of the Rings prequel was thrown...

Del Toro Feels 'Widowed' After Quitting Hobbit

GUILLERMO DEL TORO is still suffering "incredible heartache" after quitting his job as director of THE HOBBIT, likening his departure to losing a spouse.The Mexican moviemaker announced in May (10) that he was giving up...

Serkis Relieved The Hobbit Will Remain In New Zealand

LORD OF THE RINGS star ANDY SERKIS is "delighted" THE HOBBIT will be filmed in New Zealand after a unions dispute was resolved - because a move would have been devastating for the country's film...

The Hobbit To Stay In New Zealand

Producers behind THE HOBBIT movie have decided to keep the project in New Zealand following two days of talks with the country's politicians.All three Lord of the Rings films were shot there and the upcoming...

New Zealanders Rally For The Hobbit

A series of rallies have been held in New Zealand to protest against movie bosses' plans to find a new location for upcoming blockbuster THE HOBBIT.Director Peter Jackson was due to film the Lord Of...

Hobbit Bosses Still Plan To Quit New Zealand

Movie bosses behind PETER JACKSON's upcoming blockbuster THE HOBBIT have confirmed they still plan to move the shoot away from New Zealand in the wake of the dispute with actors' unions in the country.Executives at...

Jackson Names His Hobbit Cast

Filmmaker PETER JACKSON has announced his cast for the highly-anticipated THE HOBBIT movie, which will start shooting in February (11).After months of rumours, he confirms Martin Freeman will play hero Bilbo Baggins and Richard Armitage...

Acting Unions Drop The Hobbit Boycott

Union bosses at New Zealand Actors Equity appear to have broken their deadlock with filmmaker PETER JACKSON and the producers of THE HOBBIT, urging foreign guilds to lift their do-not-work order on the LORD OF...

The Hobbit Set To Star British Actors

PETER JACKSON'S much delayed 'Lord of the Rings' prequel 'THE HOBBIT' has finally been given the go ahead after Warner Bros agreed a deal with the debt stricken studio MGM. The movie, which will be...

The Hobbit Set To Begin Filming With Jackson As Director

PETER JACKSON'S 'Lord of the Rings' prequel THE HOBBIT has been given the go ahead to begin filming by studio bosses, and the first scenes will be shot in February 2011. The 48-year-old's fantasy trilogy...

The Hobbit Gets February Start Date

LORD OF THE RINGS filmmaker PETER JACKSON has been sent an early Valentine's Day, 2011 gift - the co-financiers of his troubled THE HOBBIT film have given him the green light to start shooting in...

Freeman Still Hopeful Of Hobbit Role

MARTIN FREEMAN has confirmed he was forced to turned down the lead role in THE HOBBIT due to a scheduling conflict - but hopes the ongoing delays to the blockbuster will work in his favour.Speculation...

Jackson Refuses To Be Dismayed By Hobbit Troubles

PETER JACKSON is refusing to feel downhearted about the ongoing problems which are blighting THE HOBBIT - insisting he has not lost his passion for the project, despite its numerous troubles.The moviemaker directed all three...

Neill Calls For 'Calm' In Hobbit Dispute

New Zealand-born actor SAM NEILL is urging Hollywood bosses to reach an agreement with actors' unions in the ongoing dispute over THE HOBBIT movie - insisting the "anger and hysteria" must stop.Filming on the long-gestating...

New Zealand Pm Wades Into Hobbit Debate

New Zealand's Prime Minister JOHN KEY has waded into the debate over THE HOBBIT movie, accusing actors' unions of holding producers "to ransom" and jeopardising the country's film industry.Hollywood bosses had planned to film The...

The Hobbit Studio Hit By Blaze

A movie studio in New Zealand which was due to host filming of THE HOBBIT has been wrecked in a serious fire.The Portsmouth Miniatures Studio in Wellington was used to film iconic scenes for Peter...

Actors Urge Hobbit Bosses To Meet Union Reps

A group of actors in New Zealand including LORD OF THE RINGS star KARL URBAN is urging movie bosses to end the ongoing stand-off over THE HOBBIT by holding talks with union representatives.Hollywood bosses had...

The Hobbit To Leave New Zealand

Hollywood bosses have confirmed they are searching for a new location for THE LORD OF THE RINGS prequel THE HOBBIT in the wake of a dispute with New Zealand actors' unions.All three previous The Lord...

Jackson Annoyed With New Zealand Union Bosses

Moviemaker PETER JACKSON has taken aim at actors union bosses in his native New Zealand, insisting a planned boycott of his THE HOBBIT film could severely harm the local movie industry.The Lord of the Rings...

Short Stars Wanted For Hobbit Movie

Long-delayed LORD OF THE RINGS prequel THE HOBBIT appears to be back on track after movie bosses issued a casting call for diminutive New Zealanders to star in the film.The blockbuster, based on J.R.R. Tolkien's...

Boyd Wants Hobbit Cameo

LORD OF THE RINGS star BILLY BOYD wants to appear in the upcoming THE HOBBIT movie - in a disguised cameo role.The actor played a mythical Hobbit in the trilogy alongside Dominic Monaghan, Elijah Wood...

Freeman Still Wanted As The Hobbit

Movie bosses are still hoping to cast MARTIN FREEMAN in THE HOBBIT - they're set to delay filming to accommodate the star's busy schedule, according to reports.The British actor was forced to turn down the...

Freeman Snubs Hobbit For Holmes

British actor MARTIN FREEMAN has reportedly turned down a lead role in THE HOBBIT - so he can continue playing SHERLOCK HOLMES' sidekick on U.K. TV.The Love Actually star was approached to appear in the...

Jackson Emerges As Hobbit Favourite

LORD OF THE RINGS mastermind PETER JACKSON is in negotiations to return to Middle Earth and direct THE HOBBIT.Jackson is considering stepping in and replacing Guillermo del Toro who quit the project a month ago,...

Yates Not Directing The Hobbit

A representative for HARRY POTTER moviemaker DAVID YATES has shot down reports he's signed up to direct troubled LORD OF THE RINGS prequel THE HOBBIT.Speculation has been rife about who will take over from Guillermo...

Mckellen: 'The Hobbit Will Happen'

SIR IAN MCKELLEN has assured fans the troubled LORD OF THE RINGS prequel THE HOBBIT is on track, revealing he expects to start shooting the movie later this year (10).Film fans were left worried when...

Del Toro Confident The Hobbit Will Be Made

GUILLERMO DEL TORO is confident the troubled LORD OF THE RINGS prequel THE HOBBIT will eventually be made - despite his decision to quit as the project's director.The Hellboy auteur had signed up to shoot...

Jackson Won't Direct The Hobbit

PETER JACKSON has no plans to replace GUILLERMO DEL TORO as director of THE HOBBIT - the moviemaker's packed schedule would make it "impossible" for him to take charge, according to his manager.The Hellboy auteur...

The Hobbit

The Hobbit Quick Links

News Pictures Music Quotes RSS
Advertisement

Suggested

Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation Film Review

Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation Film Review

Writer-director Christopher McQuarrie brings a dark and gritty tone to this larger-than-life franchise.

Vacation Puts Ed Helms Face-To-Face With His Heroes

Vacation Puts Ed Helms Face-To-Face With His Heroes

Ed Helms has spoken about his initial reluctance to follow up the 80's cult classics.

American Ultra - Trailer

American Ultra - Trailer

Mike's current life revolves around his girlfriend, a healthy amount of weed and his job at the local cash & carry.

Michael Douglas Shifts From Ant-Man To Beyond The Reach

Michael Douglas Shifts From Ant-Man To Beyond The Reach

Michael Douglas' two movies this year couldn't be much more different.

Advertisement
Richard O'Brien To Return To 'The Rocky Horror Show' For First Time In 20 Years

Richard O'Brien To Return To 'The Rocky Horror Show' For First Time In 20 Years

O'Brien, Rocky Horror's creator, will be playing the narrator in a special West End run in September this year.

Is Calvin Harris About To Pop The Question?

Is Calvin Harris About To Pop The Question?

As soon a pop partnership Calvin Harris and Taylor Swift got together, we knew it...

Surprise New One Direction Single Tops iTunes Chart Within An Hour

Surprise New One Direction Single Tops iTunes Chart Within An Hour

Just a day after Zayn Malik said that he had left them to make “#realmusic”, One Direction...

Advertisement