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THE HOBBIT Trilogy Concludes July 18th, 2014, New Title For Sequel

Monday, September 3rd, 2012


The third installment in Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit trilogy will open on July 18th, 2014 with The Hobbit: There and Back Again.  I was confused too, so here’s this:

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey – December 14th, 2012.
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug – December 13th, 2013.
The Hobbit: There and Back Again – July 18th, 2014.

I have a copy of this book on my shelf, I’m looking at it right now, it’s only 300 pages.  I’m just saying.

FYI: At least we get three soundtracks from Howard Shore.

Mo’ Hobbits Mo’ Money, Peter Jackson Confirms THE HOBBIT Will Now Be a Trilogy

Tuesday, July 31st, 2012


Via his Facebook Jackson announced his decision to expand his two-part adaptation of The Hobbit into a trilogy.  Now before you jump up and shake your fist at the screen, yes the J.R.R. Tolkien’s novel was short, definitely not long enough to warrant 8-9 hours of movie, but I guess Peter Jackson is using material from the appendices and Tolkien’s notes to “make it as similar to The Lord of the Rings”.

So there will be more shooting, whatever actors they need will return, and a third installment in The Hobbit trilogy will arrive summer 2014.  The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey is due out December 14th. The Hobbit: There and Back Again is due out December 13, 2013.  Now, There and Back Again will likely be the title of the third entry, so what will the second installment be called?  I know, I’m dying to know too.  Sigh.

Read more including Peter Jackson’s statement below:


Reel: THE HOBBIT Production Video Blog #7

Monday, June 11th, 2012


Here is another production blog from The Hobbit via its Facebook page.  In this video we get a look at the Stone Street stages, production offices and composer Howard Shore flight details.  There are also some lucky people building weapons.

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey opens in 3D on December 14th. The Hobbit: There and Back Again opens in 3D on December 13th, 2013. Check out all of our HOBBIT news.


Today’s Links: West of Memphis Acquired, Muppets 2, The Hunger Games, Hobbit Production Video #6 and More

Friday, March 2nd, 2012

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  • Sony Pictures Classics has acquired the Peter Jackson-produced West Memphis Three Documentary WEST OF MEMPHIS. [thr]
  • There is a new MUPPETS movie going ahead, but without Jason Segel as a writer. [vulture]
  • Universal is set to reveal the 100th Anniversary logo with THE LORAX, or you can see it here. [image]
  • The Hunger Games MPAA rating has been set at PG-13 “for intense violent thematic material and disturbing images – all involving teens.” [new tv spot]
  • Peter Craig is to write a Top Gun sequel no one wants. [whatculture]
  • Stan Lee will be a playable character in ‘The Amazing Spider-Man’ video game. [ign]

The Hobbit Production Video #6 [watch below or via facebook]

Steven Spielberg Gives TINTIN Sequel Update

Wednesday, February 15th, 2012


The Adventures of Tintin was a huge hit around the world ($371M) securing what was was always the plan if it were, that a sequel will be made.

Also in the plan was for Steven Spielberg and Peter Jackson to take turns directing the films while the other produced.  Spielberg recently gave an update to Total Film on the sequel, confirming that the plan is for Jackson to shoot the sequel this summer after he finishes The Hobbit.

“Peter [Jackson]’s doing it. I wanted to do it, but Peter has to because we made a deal. I said, ‘I’ll direct the first one, you direct the second one.’ And Peter, of course, is going to do it right after he finishes photography on The Hobbit. He’ll go right into the 31, 21 days of performance capture.”

As to what story from Tintin they will be going with this time, (some are thinking The Calculus Affair), Spielberg said:

“We haven’t decided that yet. She’s throwing a monkey wrench into your story! It could be that. I like The Calculus Affair. So it could be. We have completed a story outline now. We have a writer on it. I’m just not declaring what it is. It will be more than one book, but no more than two.”

Our very own artist Kevin told me last week that he enjoyed Tintin, and from what others are saying, most were also pleasantly surprised.  All we can do it wait on more details on the sequel, stay tuned.

[Update] Trailer For Peter Jackson Produced WEST OF MEMPHIS

Friday, January 20th, 2012


UPDATE: The film’s first screening is still going on, but a release has just been sent out from Echols’ legal team about the new revelations that are in the Amy Berg-directed Peter Jackson produced film and came from a WM3 tipline arranged by the legal team fighting to get the three defendants exonerated.  Here is the release:

(Mountain Home, Arkansas – January 20, 2012) Terry Hobbs’ nephew, Michael Hobbs Jr., allegedly told his friends “my uncle Terry murdered those three little boys,” according to declarations under penalty of perjury recently given to Damien Echols’ defense team. The three new witnesses were polygraphed about what they stated Michael Hobbs, Jr. told them.


THE HOBBIT Production Video #5

Tuesday, December 27th, 2011


Peter Jackson gave everyone a “Christmas Treat” on his Facebook page in the form of a new production video from the New Zealand set of The Hobbit.  If the trailer [watch here] wasn’t enough, this in-depth video give Hobbit fans a great look into the “the logistics of location shooting”, it’s worth a watch.

The first of the two Hobbit films, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, will be released December 14th, 2012 and The Hobbit: There and Back Again on December 13th, 2013.

Watch the video below:


It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Awesome, THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY Trailer Is Here

Tuesday, December 20th, 2011

Here is the first trailer for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey is here marking Peter Jackson’s return to Middle-Earth which is nearly a year away.

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey will be released on December 14, 2012.  The film is the first part of Jackson’s adaptation of J.J.R. Tolkien’s prequel to The Lord of the Rings (the second part, The Hobbit: There and Back Again, will be released in December 2013).  The movie stars Martin Freeman, Cate Blanchett, Hugo Weaving, Elijah Wood, Orlando Bloom, Andy Serkis, Luke Evans, Benedict Cumberbatch, Evangeline Lilly, and Stephen Fry.

Watch the trailer below:


Reel: The Hobbit Behind-the-Scenes Production Video Blog #4

Friday, November 4th, 2011


Peter Jackson has released the fourth video from the set of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey via his Facebook page. Jackson talks about the various aspects of shooting the movie with 16 different cameras in stereoscopic 3D. If you are interested in how films get made, then watch below:


What’s Peter Jackson Doing After ‘The Hobbit’? Tintin He Hopes

Wednesday, October 26th, 2011


It might be old news that Peter Jackson would be directing the sequel to Steven Spielberg’s The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn.  Truth be told, the movie might still be a hard sell with its motion capture style and if it bombs we may not see a series of these fantastic looking films.

Jackson has confirmed in a recent interview with THR that he plans to direct the sequel to Tintin after he’s finished directing The Hobbit

Spielberg said that they still have yet to get the greenlight, but the studios have allowed them to develop it to the point where it’s ready to go. He explained “[Sony and Paramount] were willing to do one movie with us and then give us the financial wherewithal to develop a script, do all the visual storyboards and get it really in launch position. So we can launch pretty quickly on a second movie. The script is already written.”

The sequel will be called The Adventures Of Tintin: Prisoners of the Sun, and the script to the sequel in being written by Anthony Horowitz creator of the Alex Rider series of young-adult spy novels. The plot for the film involves Tintin and his BFF Captain Haddock investigating a strange illness that has befallen seven explorers who have discovered an Incan tomb, before traveling to Peru to get to the bottom of the mystery.

The movie is being released in Europe this week; it’s bound to do well.  America on the other hand…we will wait and see.