Quick Cuts: Elrond is back, Guillermo del Toro casts Pacific Rim and more

It was rumored but it’s official now. Ian McKellen has revealed over on his blog that Lord of the Rings castmate Hugo Weaving is returning to the cast to play elf king Elrond. McKellen also notes that production is on a short break while Martin Freeman films a trio of Sherlock films for television. (Source: […]

Posted on May 10, 2011 at 22:34 by Lincoln Eddy · Permalink · One Comment
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At the Mountains of Madness scrapped

Well, there goes all hope of hearing ‘Tekeli-li!’ in the theater in the near future. In case you weren’t aware, Guillermo del Toro’s long-awaited dream project, At the Mountains of Madness, based on the Lovecraft novella, was shut down the other day. This came as a surprise to many, including del Toro, who believed that […]

Posted on March 10, 2011 at 21:13 by Lincoln Eddy · Permalink · 2 Comments
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Quick Cuts: Ron Perlman in At the Mountains of Madness, Chloe Moretz signed on as Emily the Strange and other stories

Guillermo del Toro has confirmed that if Ron Perlman is available, he will be appearing in At the Mountains of Madness. “Ron plays Larson, the sort of dog guy, the guy that cares for the dogs and the sled — the part of the expedition that is dog sleds. It’s a fantastic character. I really […]

Guillermo del Toro finally pounding the first piton into At the Mountains of Madness

Forgive me if I’m hyperventilating a little. In an exclusive over at Deadline, it looks like Guillermo del Toro will finally pull HP Lovecraft Adaptation At the Mountains of Madness out of development hell. The film, based on the novella of the same name, has had a years long development, in part because de Toro […]

Posted on July 29, 2010 at 19:28 by Lincoln Eddy · Permalink · One Comment
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Keeping Tabs, SDCC Edition: Helen Mirren loves Harvey Pekar, and more

Until a miracle happens and I’m able to justify spending gobs of money to go, it’s highly unlikely that I’m going to be able to provide the kind of coverage of Comic Con (aka “Nerd Prom”) or any other major geekfest that you deserve. However, what I can do now and going forward is to […]

Posted on July 25, 2010 at 23:32 by Trisha Lynn · Permalink · Comments Closed
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Peter Jackson in talks to return to Middle Earth with Hobbit Films

And nerds across the world begin holding their collective breath. According to THR’s Heat Vision Blog, Peter Jackson is in talks to direct the Hobbit films after Guillermo del Toro left production, citing issues with the slowness of production. These may have to be worked out if they want Jackson to direct, as he’d want […]

Posted on June 28, 2010 at 08:00 by Lincoln Eddy · Permalink · Comments Closed
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Guillermo del Toro won’t be visiting Middle Earth after all

Some bad news for residents of Hobbiton. Guillermo Del Toro has announced that he will no longer be directing The Hobbit films. According to THR’s Heat Vision Blog, in an announcement first broken to the readers of Lord of the Rings superfan site TheOneRing.net, del Toro stated that “In light of ongoing delays in the […]

Posted on May 31, 2010 at 06:00 by Lincoln Eddy · Permalink · Comments Closed
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Quick Cuts: The Hobbit, The Heretic, Taking Woodstock

Though it was seemingly inevitable — despite many, many hurdles — Variety has announced that Guillermo del Toro has officially signed on to direct the New Line-MGM feature The Hobbit, as well as its sequel. The films will be produced by Lord of the Rings producers Peter Jackson and Fran Walsh back-to-back over the next four years […]

Posted on April 24, 2008 at 17:29 by JasonS@MovieMakeout · Permalink · One Comment
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