Tuesday, September 27, 2011

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Highlights from the Otago Daily Times’ report on the Hobbit casting call that took place yesterday (Sunday 26th September 2011) at Oamaru, NZ:

Hundreds of people of all ages, shapes and sizes came to Oamaru yesterday in a bid to be part of The Hobbit movie being filmed by Peter Jackson… to be one of about 200 extras needed for filming scenes in the Twizel-Lake Pukaki area during November and December... 

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On today’s episode, we introduce you to our awesome new host Simone Boyce! Also on today’s show, Benedict Cumberbatch opens up about Smaug, we’ve got info on some new ‘Hobbit’ filming locations and details on TORn’s exclusive party in NYC for the New York Comic Con!

Today, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and Snowblind Studios release a new video and still assets for the upcoming video game The Lord of the Rings: War in the North, launching November 1.

To save Middle-earth… you must survive. The stealth and cunning of the human, the strong and true arrows of the Elf, the might and strength of the warrior dwarf – each must rely on the other during this vital mission or face a most certain defeat.

But some creatures dwell alone, subscribing to neither good nor evil. Their only allegiance is to themselves – an allegiance they fiercely protect. This video reveals a new character in the game emerging from the depths of his cave: Urgost the fire-drake, a fire-breathing dragon...

From [3News]

Evangeline Lilly fears “purist” fans will hate herrole in The Hobbit because her character didn’t feature in the book and was invented solely for the fantasy film adaptation.

The Lost actress’ Sylvan elf Tauriel was created especially for director Peter Jackson‘s upcoming Lord of the Rings prequel, based on J.R.R. Tolkien’s classic novel The Hobbit.

But Lilly admits she is terrified Tolkien devotees won’t respond well when the movie epic is released next year.

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