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  • Viggo Mortensen talks “Hobbit”

    In an MTV interview on his latest film “Eastern Promises”, Mortensen was asked a few inevitable questions concerning The Hobbit.

  • Lord of the Rings Online Launches Free 7-Day Trial

    "LOTRO has received critical acclaim from around the globe. Since its launch in April, LOTRO has quickly become the second largest MMORPG with an estimated 4 million characters calling Middle-earth their home."

  • UPDATE: Bruce Campbell wary of Sam Raimi’s “Hobbit”, “Bob Shaye-dy”, and “New Lies Cinema”

    The Rotten Tomatoes article can be traced back to an IESB interview with Bruce Campbell.

  • MGM's "Hobbit" Financers Pull Out

    The Financial Times reports that efforts by Goldman Sachs and Deutsche Bank to raise funds for financing MGM's films, including The Hobbit among others, have "been blown off-course", causing them to withdraw their commitments.

  • Book 10 of Lord of the Rings Online Unveiled

    "The City of the Kings continues the epic story, adds over 100 new quests, implements significant enhancements to monster play and introduces the Reputation and Bartering systems..."

  • The Hobbit Movie Update - Director Raimi, Producer Jackson?

    On Friday, 10th August 2007, IESB posted an article stating that their inside source at Newline indicates "Raimi is looking to helm The Hobbit with Peter Jackson attached to produce."

  • A few specifics regarding Sir Ian McKellen's interview on The Hobbit

    Old interview, new revelation: In an Australian television interview dated 26th July 2007, Sir Ian McKellen alluded to the fact that The Hobbit won't really be what it should without Peter Jackson at the helm.

  • New Line in Hobbit Talks with Jackson

    TORC message board member "TORN" points us to an LA Times news article that indicates New Line is in negotiations with Peter Jackson's reps over The Hobbit.

  • An Additional Review of "The Company They Keep"

    "The level of scholarship in this book is the first thing that impressed me. Glyer has read everything by, and about, the Inklings. Not just that, she's up on the latest thinking about the process of writing and collaboration -- not just from a literary view, but from a psychological and sociological perspective."

  • Celebrate Tolkien at Oxonmoot 2007 - September 14-16, Oxford

    A day full of Talks and Papers, a fiendish quiz, Art Show, Merry & Pippin’s Dance Workshop and a sales Room featuring Tolkien Society Trading, Daeron’s Books, ADC Books, and Obelisk Books.

  • The Art and Science of Magic in Middle-earth - Sydney, Australia

    This significant annual event in the Tolkien fan calendar is being held overseas for the first time in Sydney, Australia.

  • New Tolkien Letter Discovered in Late Swiss Lawyer's Filing Cabinet

    When Swiss lawyer Albin Schram died in 2005, he left behind a silent legacy - his private collection of autographed letters quietly amassed over three decades. Among the rare collection are letters by Napoleon Bonaparte, Oscar Wilde, Albert Einstein, Sir Issac Newton, Winston Churchill… and among many others, none other than Professor J.R.R.Tolkien.

  • Lord of the Rings Online announces Summer Solstice Festival

    "The Summer Solstice Festival, the first of many planned seasonal celebrations in Middle-earth, will offer players a variety of quests, vendors and events to highlight this special time of year."

  • Lord of the Rings Online First Free Update Announced - Book 9: Shores of Evendim

    Turbine, Inc. and Codemasters Online Gaming announced details of the first free content update for subscribers to The Lord of the Rings Online: Shadows of Angmar (see release below). Book 9: Shores of Evendim introduces an entirely new landscape region, over 100 new quests, the battle for Helegrod raid, 9 new monsters and major enhancements to monster play and the music system.

  • New Zealand Lord of the Rings Actors Sue New Line Cinema

    Variety is reporting that 15 New Zealand actors are suing New Line Cinema to recover money they say they are owed for the merchandising of the films.

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