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The Hobbit Becomes A Trilogy, More Stories From The World Of Tolkein Headed To the Big Screen   Leave a comment

Hey Everybody,


It looks like we are getting another middle earth trilogy instead of a two parter with the upcoming Hobbit films, revealed on Peter Jackson Facebook page below from the man himself:

It is only at the end of a shoot that you finally get the chance to sit down and have a look at the film you have made. Recently Fran, Phil and I did just this when we watched for the first time an early cut of the first movie – and a large chunk of the second. We were really pleased with the way the story was coming together, in particular, the strength of the characters and the cast who have brought them to life. All of which gave rise to a simple question: do we take this chance to tell more of the tale? And the answer from our perspective as the filmmakers, and as fans, was an unreserved ‘yes.’

We know how much of the story of Bilbo Baggins, the Wizard Gandalf, the Dwarves of Erebor, the rise of the Necromancer, and the Battle of Dol Guldur will remain untold if we do not take this chance. The richness of the story of The Hobbit, as well as some of the related material in the appendices of The Lord of the Rings, allows us to tell the full story of the adventures of Bilbo Baggins and the part he played in the sometimes dangerous, but at all times exciting, history of Middle-earth.

So, without further ado and on behalf of New Line Cinema, Warner Bros. Pictures, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Wingnut Films, and the entire cast and crew of “The Hobbit” films, I’d like to announce that two films will become three.

It has been an unexpected journey indeed, and in the words of Professor Tolkien himself, “a tale that grew in the telling.”

Cheers, Peter J

I’m all for as much of the Tolkien’s Middle Earth to be put on screen by Peter Jackson as possible. Bringing in the idea of using The Hobbit and Rings appendices, tales from The Silmarillion and any other Tolkien references to broaden the cinematic vision is a great thing; And I am really looking forward to going back to middle earth this X-mas season.

Till Next Time. Stay Tuned.



The Hobbit Video Production Blog 5 Is All About The Locations…   Leave a comment

Hey Everybody,

Still really loving these video production blogs from the sets of the first Hobbit film. Here’s number 5 of the lot, enjoy.

Everything looking spot on to me production design wise so far. Can’t wait for this in IMAX late this year, should be great.

Till Next Time. Stay Tuned.


The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey First Look Pictures Plus The First Three Prodution Diary Videos. My Inner Tolkien Geek Has Become Aroused…   Leave a comment

Hey Everybody,

I’m really looking forward to seeing Peter Jackson back in the directors seat for The two part Hobbit/Ring cross over films.  They have been in production for a few months now and the financing is solid and projects are absolutely going to get finished. The film was in limbo for more than a year and ultimately meant the first director, Guillermo del Torro, leaving the project after quite a few key creature characters were already designed. The huge delay meant that Peter Jackson was able to finish his other commitments and jump aboard from executive producer to director taking over where del Torro left off, back submerged in the world of Tolkien once more. Everything from the set so far look stellar. All the returning cast looking as they should. Can’t wait for December 2012 when I get to see more of my childhood stories come to life almost exactly how I imagined it would look. Jackson did it for me with The Lord Of the Rings, excluding the ending of Return of the King, but all and all I really dug what he gave us, hobbit love and all. All the picture below are of the 13 dwarves in costume and shoots of key cast famillar to those who saw the Rings films I’m sure.

And for the real fans,  film makers and actors out there at the bottom of the post you’ve got the first few video production blogs from the set that are filled with great humor on the process of film making, working with cutting edge FX and life on a film crew. All with a master film maker taking us behind the scenes as he’s shooting two mega film projects back to back and with the newest technology behind him. So fucking awesome. A must watch for all fans of the Lord of The Rings trilogy, film makers, actors and FX lovers everywhere, enjoy

The first pic of John Callen as Oin and Peter Hambleton as Gloin , a couple of distant cousins of Thorin Oakenshield. Gloin is the father of Gimli, who’ll grow up to be played by John Rhys-Davies in all those Rings movies

The first photo of Jed Brophy as Nori, Adam Brown as Ori and Mark Hadlow as Dori, the three of the dwarves who’ll go questing with Bilbo Baggins in The Hobbit.

Dwarf Lords in their own right, Balin and Dwalin are close relatives of Thorin. Beyond this, these brothers are two of his most loyal and trusted friends. An old warrior, Balin has lived through hard times and fought many battles, yet he harbors doubts about the wisdom of the Quest to retake the Lonely Mountain.

Fili is played by New Zealand native Dean O’Gorman, and Irish actor Aidan Turner plays Kili. In Hobbit lore, their characters are the youngest dwarves born into the Durin royal line. They’re the nephews of Thorin Oakenshield, and even though they’re inexperienced at life, they know their way around a sword.

TheOneRing.Net has the exclusive first look at Richard Armitage as Thorin Oakenshield, complete with Orcristi. In the book he’s a mighty warrior and noble, but also a bit vain and stubborn.

Here’s the first 3 Production blogs for any super geeks like me, enjoy:

Really loved watching those. I like to see behind the scenes on these mega pictures and watch all the work and energy  going into them. It never gets old to me.

Till Next Time. Stay Tuned.


Will Neil Blomkamp be THE HOBBIT director?   Leave a comment

Hey everybody,

I was reading an interesting article today over at Ain’t It Cool News about Neil Blomkamp possibly directing the Hobbit. I know many of my friends in Vancouver are friends with Neil and His DP Trent. I had the opportunity to work on a few music videos in Vancouver here with them and found the experience as enjoyable as production can be really. They are both good people.
I really loved District 9 and think Neil would be a great choice for the job.
here’s the link. check it out

till next time. keep on watching