Monday, March 4, 2013

The Hobbit Passes a Milestone...and more!

Gi suilon! ("I greet you" in Sindarin.) Welcome back to another wonderful post of news, Hobbit/LOTR tidbits, and more!

I'm going to start off this post with letting you know that the producers of "Dork of the Rings" are going to be making a Hobbit parody. You can read about that here.

On February 28th it was announced that the third Hobbit movie release date has been moved from July to December 17, 2014. Oh, and just so you know, The Desolation of Smaug is to be released December 13 this year, if you didn't know already.

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey just became the 15th movie ever to pass the $1 billion mark in international tickets, all because of China. I'm not sure whether to be proud or to feel like the whole three-Hobbit-movies thing is a way to get more money. I think it's a little bit of both.

If you liked The Hobbit, then you definitely need to go vote for it in the Empire Awards! Go do that here.

You all knew about the One Expected Party, but did you that Dan Hennah and others got to talk about the set design of The Hobbit? Read all about that here.

Another thing you may not have known about - TORN has its own special video series called "Happy Hobbit". You may want to check that out with their two latest videos - one in which the hosts attend the One Expected Art Show, another in which they help set up the One Expected Party.

Billy Boyd's band Beecake will be performing in Glasgow, so if you're in the area, you may want to attend. Ralph Bakshi is kickstarting his next film.


James The Movie Reviewer said...

I was hoping that it would reach a billion, it was almost there when I checked it last. Early on in its release people predicted it was going to underperform.
I heard about the delay a few days ago too, I actually going to post about it tomorrow. :)


Alyianna said...

Yeah, I'm proud The Hobbit, of all movies, made it this far. Though I still think the three movies thing is a way to get more money.