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TWO DIFFERENT TITLES FOR THE HOBBIT?

March 3, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

The upcoming The Hobbit two-parter may not be called The Hobbit: Part 1 and The Hobbit: Part 2, as had been expected. Instead, according to the Lord of the Rings fansite TheOneRing.com, the films may be titled The Hobbit: There and Back Again and The Hobbit: An (or The) Unexpected Journey. Those titles, the website […]

JACKSON FIRES HOBBIT CASTING MANAGER

November 30, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

A casting manager looking for extras to play Hobbits in the forthcoming Lord of the Rings prequel(s) The Hobbit has been fired after video footage caught him telling those who showed up for an open audition, “We are looking for light-skinned people. I’m not trying to be — whatever. It’s just the brief. You’ve got […]

JAMES CAMERON TO RETURN TO PANDORA

October 27, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Just as Peter Jackson appears to be a captive of Middle Earth for the next several years, so too does James Cameron appear to be confined to Pandora — for an even longer period. Daily Variety reported today (Wednesday) that Cameron’s next two movies will be Avatar 2 and Avatar 3, the first to be […]

NEW ZEALAND P.M. OFFERS TO HELP SETTLE HOBBIT DISPUTE

October 4, 2010 by · 1 Comment 

The prime minister of New Zealand has offered to play “a facilitation role” between Peter Jackson and an Australian actors union in order to prevent the production of the planned Lord of the Rings prequel, The Hobbit, from leaving the country. In a television interview, the prime minister, John Key, said, “If you can’t make […]

UNIONS, STUDIOS BATTLE OVER THE HOBBIT

September 28, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

The three studios that are due to produce and distribute the Lord of the Rings prequel The Hobbit, have responded to the decision by the Screen Actors Guild and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists to instruct their members not to work on the film, an action taken in support of Australia’s Media, […]

EISNER TO HEAD TRIBUNE?

August 26, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Michael Eisner, who was forced out as CEO of the Walt Disney Co. in 2005, may become the next chairman of the Tribune Co., the Los Angeles Times reported today (Thursday), citing several people with knowledge of the situation. The Times is owned by Tribune, as are seven other newspapers, including the Chicago Tribune, and […]

MCKELLEN WAITING FOR GODOT, NOT HOBBIT

July 5, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Ian McKellen, who was the first actor cast in the upcoming Lord of the Rings two-part prequel The Hobbit, may remove himself from the production if it continues to be delayed, he warned over the weekend. Interviewed for a television talk show in New Zealand, where he is appearing in a stage production of Waiting […]

REPORT: PETER JACKSON RETURNING TO MIDDLE EARTH

June 28, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

It now appears likely that Peter Jackson, who directed the Lord of the Rings trilogy, will also direct the two Hobbit prequels, the two entertainment industry trade publications, Daily Variety and The Hollywood Reporter, said today (Monday). Both “trades” said that Jackson has been in talks with Warner Bros./New Line and MGM, who are jointly […]

PETER JACKSON MAY YET DIRECT “THE HOBBIT”

June 1, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

It now appears that Lord of the Rings director Peter Jackson could wind up directing the two-part Rings prequel, The Hobbit, after all. Following the decision by director Guillermo del Toro to walk away from the production because of the delays brought about by the protracted sale of MGM, which owns the rights to the […]

BULL FLEES LION, LEAVING “HOBBIT” HOBBLED

May 31, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

The long-drawn-out efforts to sell MGM, which owns the rights to The Hobbit, have resulted in the decision by Guillermo del Toro to pull out of directing the planned two-part movie based on the J.R.R. Tolkien Lord of the Rings prequel. “In light of ongoing delays in the setting of a start date for filming […]