In very early January we shared interesting intel from a theme park forum where a source said Universal and the Tolkien family were working on developing a Lord of the Rings/Hobbit theme park.
Now a new trademark registered just one week ago lends credence to these reports.
An oldie but a goodie, this behind-the-scenes look at The Lord of the Rings star Elijah Wood’s final day on the set of the trilogy was very emotional.
Universal Orlando has had huge success with The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Islands of Adventure since its opening in June 2010.
With that in mind, and that great Potter card up their sleeve, there are rumors that the park is talking with the Tolkien family about a Middle Earth theme park.
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey enjoyed another weekend atop the domestic box office as it narrowly beat out Django Unchained and Les Miserables.
Following a record-breaking opening, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey warded off newcomers to hold the top spot in the Holiday weekend box office.
Did you notice The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey director Peter Jackson’s cameo in his record-breaking film? You probably didn’t because it was very subtle.
Nonetheless, Jackson does appear and the director is talking about his brief spot.
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey easily passed I Am Legend for the highest weekend box office opening in December ever, making Peter Jackson’s return to Middle Earth a pleasant one.
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As every single reviewer on the face of the earth may have told you, Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey will disappoint viewers looking for more of the same from the Lord of the Rings trilogy. However, coming into the Hobbit with an open mind will leave any Tolkien or fantasy fan more than satisfied with what can only be described as an “incredibly fun” movie.
The Hobbit actor Ian McKellen, who plays Gandalf, appeared on Anderson Cooper’s self-titled daytime talk show yesterday alongside co-star Martin Freeman.
Cooper and McKellen, both openly gay, spoke on the progress of gay rights in the world today as well as coming out.
The Hobbit is almost upon us! If you’ve had trouble differentiating between the (many) dwarves, working out how this all fits with Lord of the Rings, or just aren’t sure what the whole thing is about, our handy beginners guide has everything you need. Minor spoilers ahead.
Yesterday a report surface and spread across the media stating that The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit actor Ian McKellen has been battling colon cancer for six to seven years.
Today McKellen is denying those reports and sharing the truth.
The Wall Street Journal opened a new interview with The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey director Peter Jackson using a question about the second film in his trilogy, The Desolation of Smaug.
That’s the question you may be asking yourself this weekend: Should I see Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey in 24 fps or 48 fps?
Wait, what the heck do those numbers even mean?
Peter Jackson returns to Middle Earth nearly a decade after the Lord of the Rings trilogy garnered $3 billion and 17 Oscar wins with The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. Ambitious in its attempts to recapture the same grandeur and spectacle, the film is only a shadow of its predecessors as it spreads a thin narrative across a nearly three-hour running time.