Truthiness in Middle Earth: Stephen Colbert to cameo in The Hobbit

There are cameos that make sense. There are cameos that have no logic to them. And then there are the awesome cameos. On the heels of a member of Flight of the Conchords appeared in the original trilogy, The Hollywood Reporter announces that Comedy Central host Stephen Colbert will be making an appearance in either […]

Posted on October 21, 2012 at 19:35 by Lincoln Eddy · Permalink · Comments Closed
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The Hobbit Production Blogs: Locations

Peter Jackson and his 2nd Unit director, Andy Serkis have been very good about keeping fans up to date on the upcoming prequel for The Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit. In their latest production blog, they show some of the things that go into moving a production of this size around to the varied […]

Posted on December 30, 2011 at 16:09 by Lincoln Eddy · Permalink · Comments Closed
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Trailer Watch: Prequels to be excited about

I usually try not to do two trailer posts in a row, but this was an especially big week. First, we had the sequels, and now, the prequels. Two great directors. Two great franchises. Two great looking films. Enjoy. Prometheus, directed by Ridley Scott opens on June 8, 2012. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, directed […]

Posted on December 23, 2011 at 23:07 by Lincoln Eddy · Permalink · Comments Closed
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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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Quick Cuts: Andy Serkis, Ian McKellen returning to Middle Earth, and other stories

So it’s official. Andy Serkis and Ian McKellen are back to reprise their roles as two of the most important characters in the Hobbit mythos. Still in talks are Christopher Lee and Ian Holm. (Source: Deadline and The Hollywood Reporter) Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross, fresh off being nominated for a Golden Globe for their […]

Posted on January 10, 2011 at 22:19 by Lincoln Eddy · Permalink · One Comment
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Elijah Wood returning to Middle Earth in The Hobbit

In an intelligent move to get the most recognizable actor from The Lord of the Rings some screen time in the prequels, Elijah Wood has signed on to reprise his role as Frodo in The Hobbit. According to The Hollywood Reporter’s Heat Vision Blog, Wood has signed on for a background role, either acting as […]

Posted on January 8, 2011 at 22:49 by Lincoln Eddy · Permalink · Comments Closed
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Doctor Who, Sylvester McCoy cast in Hobbit role

Ah geek concordance. You are the happiest of happenings, and we’re always somehow surprised despite the fact that casting someone with a built in fanbase makes a whole lot of sense. According to an interview at the BBC, Sylvester McCoy has been cast in the upcoming Hobbit films. Unfortunately, at this point, he can’t say […]

Posted on December 6, 2010 at 17:33 by Lincoln Eddy · Permalink · Comments Closed
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The Hobbit cast partially revealed

We’re heading back to Middle Earth, and a whole lot of people are coming with us. Over at Deadline, they’ve given us a general smorgasbord of actors who will be appearing in the upcoming Hobbit films. Martin Freeman (Hot Fuzz, The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy) has signed on, in a smart bit of casting, […]

Posted on October 23, 2010 at 13:56 by Lincoln Eddy · Permalink · One Comment
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Peter Jackson deal to direct The Hobbit ready to go

He’s back. According to the New York Times, Peter Jackson’s deal to return to Middle Earth with The Hobbit films has been finalized. The other main issue, the financing between New Line and MGM, has apparently been fixed as well, leaving things pretty much wide open for a potential February start date. The only remaining […]

Posted on October 15, 2010 at 18:34 by Lincoln Eddy · 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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