Peter Jackson announced 2 new cast members to The Hobbit.
Not officially cast as Elrond, it still looks like Hugo Weaving is ready for the role (and checking out the set!).
Since 2002, every summer a number of Tolkien fans meet up in the city centre of the Professor’s home town, Oxford, for an informal weekend of fun, good conversation and the odd pint of beer.
The White Tree Fund has current updates of organizations involved in helping the victims of recent disasters in the southern states of America for those in the Tolkien community wanting to help.
No official word from the studio, but it just makes sense, right?
With The Hobbit being shot at 48 frames per second (twice the standard of 24 fps), Peter Jackson is sharing his experience with this type of new filming process with us.
Two of Ted Nasmith's original works are currently being auctioned on UK Ebay.
The actor portraying Fili has left The Hobbit. No replacement has been announced.
Peter Jackson has confirmed--in an albeit off the cuff sort of remark--that Ian Holm will be returning as Bilbo Baggins in The Hobbit!
PJ has posted some of his latest thoughts on the film process on his Facebook page, noting that a 4 day break for Easter is not only good to recharge your batteries, but to make those actor-dreaded last minute script changes.
With another 20 months to go before the film is released, we have our first official (and in depth!) glimpse of what's going on in this first week of production on The Hobbit!
"It looks much more lifelike, and it is much easier to watch, especially in 3-D."
"When Peter asked me. There was this email out of the blue. It was a fantastic surprise."
"Wellington, NZ, March 21, 2011—Production has commenced in Wellington, New Zealand, on “The Hobbit,” filmmaker Peter Jackson’s two film adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien’s widely read masterpiece. "
Peter Jackson (and his marketing team) have just launched a new profile on Facebook, starting with 2 pictures of him on the Hobbiton set.