Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Third Hobbit movie? AND MORE

LA Times: Third ‘Hobbit’ movie may be coming from Peter Jackson

The LA Times writes more on the speculation that Warner Bros. and Peter Jackson are looking to convert the planned two Hobbit films into a trilogy:(New info bolded below)
The Burbank film studio originally planned to release two “Hobbit” movies based on J.R.R. Tolkien’s literary prelude to “The Lord of the Rings” trilogy, and principal photography on those two pictures finished in New Zealand this month. The first is set to come out in December, followed by the second in December 2013. The two films combined cost about $500 million.

But Jackson has concluded that there is enough material from the book, as well as the extensive appendixes to “The Lord of the Rings,” to make a third film, according to three people who were not authorized to speak publicly. New Line Cinema, the Warner Bros. unit overseeing production of the movies, is eager to see it happen, and talks are underway with actors and others who would need to sign off on the plan.
We focus on this story because it is brand new and seems to imply that the LA Times has acquired additional information from what was previously reported during Comic-Con. What say you? [Read Article]

Collecting The Precious – Comic-Con 2012 Sideshow Collectibles Booth Sir Peter’s Vision has Changed Wellington

Tom Cardy from writes:
Today at age of 50,Peter Jackson has just wrapped up principal shooting on the two-part The Hobbit in Wellington, he has done what was considered the impossible.
How things have changed for Wellington, after the release of  The Lord Of The Rings, the subsequent release of King Kong and The Lovely Bones has not only made him the best known New Zealander in the world – it had a direct impact on the city he lives in.

J.R.R. Tolkien Bio Graphic Novel at a Comic Store near You

In the era of digital books, music, and movies – everything seems possible. It seems the imagination is no longer a limiting factor. Bluewater Productions has published a limited-edition graphic novel biography covering the life and impact of J.R.R. Tolkien: “ORBIT: JRR TOLKIEN True Lord of the Rings” Originally released in May and sold exclusively through comic book shops,  its now for sale on iTunes.

Authors Michael Lent and Brian McCarthy researched Tolkien’s life in great detail “We’re definitely fans,” artist Luis Chichón said “But we wanted to make sure readers get full measure of the man. That beyond his work in fantasy he was a fragile World War I veteran, well-respected philologist and university professor…all of which played a part in his creation of Middle Earth.”


Helen said...

A third Hobbit movie?! NO! or do I mean YES! I don't know how to react. Even though that would be really cool and more time at the theater, it means a longer wait. O_O

Alyianna said...

I know! It's not like there isn't enough material to make another movie because there is LOTS. It would be cool to see some LOTR background story. But the thing is, there would be a lot of work for P.J. to get the permissions...get new actors...etc. etc. etc. So I doubt it will actually happen.

Voronda Elda-Aranel said...

OMG!! There may be a 3rd movie?!! AWESOME!!! Fingers crossed!! :)