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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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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McKellen predicts July start date for The Hobbit

Gandalf seems to think that he’ll be returning to Middle Earth this year. Over at Variety, Ian McKellen is quoted as saying that he believes the first of the two Hobbit films will begin shooting in July, though the films have not even gotten the green light from New Line. Peter Jackson is still working […]

Posted on March 18, 2010 at 12:19 by Lincoln Eddy · Permalink · 9 Comments
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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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Guillermo del Toro still not directing The Hobbit…

 … yet, anyway. The director of Pan’s Labyrinth and Hellboy II checked in with Empire Online for the second time in two weeks (albeit briefly this time), and had this to say: “I wish it was definite, but it isn’t. It’s still in talks, there are still a lot of ‘T’s to cross and ‘I’s to […]

Posted on February 14, 2008 at 08:55 by Gordon@MovieMakeout · Permalink · 3 Comments
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