The past two years we've grown to expect Doug Adams' highly interesting Lord Of The Rings podcasts prior to the releases of the Complete Recordings box sets. This year, for the most anticipated release of the trilogy, Doug went the extra mile to do something special.
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"Players can celebrate throughout Middle-earth from October 26th to November 11th by interacting with special vendors, earning unique items and participating in quests designed just for the Harvest Festival."
"I am glad to read that it is looking more and more likely. ... I would be disappointed if they didn't want to have the original Gandalf."
MTV has once again caught up with LOTR personalities to find what they have to say about 'The Hobbit'. However, this time they go straight to the top.
Concerning the progress in the PJ-NL lawsuit, British newspaper 'The Independent' quotes Tim Tolkien as saying "It would be complete madness for Peter Jackson not to be involved. This would be great news."
In her latest blog entry, Kristin Thompson, author of 'The Frodo Franchise', summarizes the biggest news stories concerning the feud between New Line and Peter Jackson, and goes on to suggest what it all portends for 'The Hobbit'.
No, we're not talking about Chapter XII of the book, but actual information that seems to suggest Peter Jackson might very soon be declared the director of 'The Hobbit'.
With a decent summary of the situation as it now stands, the article also suggets that "the bitter feud between Rings director Peter Jackson and New Line Cinema co-chairman Robert Shaye may finally be nearing resolution."
Sean Astin speaks on his continued hopes for a Jackson-directed 'Hobbit', but is unsure it'll have a role for him. Yet he's confident of Peter Jackson and his creative ability to cast "Samwise" in it if need be.
After having being slammed with a $125,000 fine by U.S. Magistrate Judge Stephen J. Hillman, who passed a ruling less than 3 weeks ago, instructing New Line "to retain and pay for an outside document retrieval vendor within three weeks", New Line accepted the decision and paid up.
The information on the Hobbit fansite that reported this development has been taken down today since its credibility is in doubt.
In her latest blog entry, Kristin Thompson, author of ‘The Frodo Franchise’, explains the repercussions of last week’s court ruling on New Line, and the implications it might have on Peter Jackson directing 'The Hobbit'.
In what seems to be only the tip of a huge monetary iceberg that now threatens to sink New Line’s credibility in a lawsuit filed by Peter Jackson, the studio has been fined $125,000 for failing to produce required evidence in court.
The MTV Movies Blog seems to be on a Hobbit Quest with their recent slew of interviews with major Lord of the Rings cast members who could potentially return for the highly anticipated ‘Hobbit’ film. Last week, they snagged an interview with Viggo Mortensen. This week, they follow up with Cate Blanchett.