Posted on Wednesday, September 26th, 2012 by Angie Han
Peter Jackson‘s abiding affection for J.R.R. Tolkien‘s works is well established at this point, and as such it’s probably safe to expect his three-part adaptation of The Hobbit to remain relatively faithful to the source material. But no story goes from page to screen without getting a few tweaks along the way. One of Jackson’s is the addition of a Tauriel, a Woodland Elf created specifically for the movie and portrayed by Lost actress Evangeline Lilly.
Since the character has no counterpart in the novel, up until now it’s been anyone’s guess what she’d look like in the movie. Thanks to the upcoming onslaught of product tie-ins, however, we now have our first peek at the new character. Check it out after the jump.
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Posted on Wednesday, September 5th, 2012 by Angie Han
Get a nice long look at some behind-the-scenes goings-on in today’s Sequel Bits. After the jump:
- Kung Fu Panda‘s John Stevenson will direct Sherlock Gnomes
- Is this our first look at the Hobbit trilogy’s Bolg the Goblin-king?
- See pics of Mother Russia and Hit-Girl’s bike from the Kick-Ass 2 set
- Check out more photos from Thor: The Dark World‘s Bourne Wood set
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Peter Jackson‘s newly announced third film in his trilogy of films adapting The Hobbit will be released July 18, 2014 and it’ll be called The Hobbit: There And Back Again. That was originally the title of the second film, but that’s now been re-titled The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. The first film is still called The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.
When the third film was announced, we knew it would be the first of the six films based on the J.R.R. Tolkien series to be released in the Summer and now it will officially take the slot that did so well for The Dark Knight and The Dark Knight Rises. Read more after the jump. Read More »
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Posted on Monday, July 30th, 2012 by Angie Han
Just two weeks ago, the idea that Peter Jackson would split The Hobbit into three movies instead of two as originally planned seemed like wild, unfounded speculation. But then Jackson began floating the possibility at Comic-Con, negotiations with Warner Bros. picked up, and now Jackson has confirmed that it’s official: The Hobbit will be a trilogy.
The details are still being hammered out, so there’s a lot that even the folks involved aren’t sure of at this point. However, we do have an inkling of what the title and timetable might be. Jackson is reportedly eyeing a summer 2014 release date for the third movie, though an exact date has not been announced. As for the title, domain registrations suggest The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug and The Hobbit: Riddles in the Dark as potential names. Read more after the jump.
UPDATE: Jackson has taken to Facebook to post his own statement about the decision to split The Hobbit into three films, while the studio has issued a new press release. Read Jackson’s comment after the jump.
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