Saturday, June 23, 2012

LOTS of News!

Confirmation: ‘Hobbit’ trailer #2 not new material

Collecting The Precious – Weta Workshop announces The Fellowship of the Ring Diorama Set 1

Weta Workshop has finally answered a long-held wish for fans who collect The Lord of the Rings. For years fans have been asking for a diorama consisting of the nine walkers as they trekked from Rivendell to Mordor to destroy The One Ring. Well, now we get the first set in completing the collectible many of us has wanted with set one of The Fellowship of the Ring set 1. This set is scheduled to ship in quarter four of this year and come with a price tag of $200. Weta states that announcements for the other two sets will happen in 2012.

Collecting The Precious – Sideshow Collectibles’ Sauron Premium Format

Wood on ‘Wilfred’ and ‘The Hobbit’

Earl Dittman recently interviewed Elijah Wood for the Digital Journal. The result is this wonderful, sprawling question-and-answer piece where he talks about returning for a second season of the Australian-inspired comedy show Wilfred, and reprising his role as Frodo Baggins for The Hobbit.

No real spoilers in this article, but lots of thoughtful answers from Wood about the differences between tv and film.


McKellen: Hobbit filming wraps by end July

Ian McKellan has given an interview about his stage tour of New Zealand, a fundraiser for the earthquake-damaged Isaac Royal Theatre in Christchurch. In it, he drops some news about The Hobbit. An excerpt from the article on
McKellen expects shooting to be completed on The Hobbit by the end of next month. He says it’s likely he will return next year for a small amount of additional shooting for the second part The Hobbit: There and Back Again.

He adds that premieres are planned London, New York and Berlin and Tokyo for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey in addition to Wellington. He doesn’t yet know which ones he will be attending.


What’s different in Hobbit trailer #2?

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