You’ve probably already seen the first trailer for Peter Jackson‘s upcoming film, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. It came out two months ago which, not coincidentally, is how long the Brotherhood Workshop has been working on a Lego version.
The amount of work that went into this recreation is almost unthinkable. The building, the customization, the stop motion. In fact, the trailer is so good I’m kind of upset we’ll see a live action version of the movie instead of a Lego one. Check out the trailer below. Read More »
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As the summer comes to a close we’re going to be seeing the start of a big push for the December release of Peter Jackson‘s second Hobbit movie, subtitled The Desolation of Smaug. This is presumably where things really get good, because there’s a dragon, and it is voiced (and acted, in some respect) by Benedict Cumberbatch. So that might be alright.
We’ll have to wait a while before seeing what Smaug really looks like, in full, but a new promo image continues the series of partial reveals of the beast. There’s also a shot of the film’s cast of Dwarves as they traverse a river in barrels. Read More »
Peter Jackson won’t be bringing the second chapter of his adaptation of The Hobbit to Comic Con this year. After all, what more do we need as a sizzle reel for the second movie than the first film, released barely more than six months ago? Furthermore, the director says that he doesn’t have time to complete a good new footage reel, and that cast and crew availability further close out chances of putting together a Comic Con panel.
Fans of Jackson’s take on Middle-Earth can all still get a new look at The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, however. A new video blog provided by Jackson shows the new work done in the past few months on the second and third chapters. This video blog, like most of the others Jackson sends from set, is long enough to be fairly detailed and to show the scope of the production. Even the task of doing pickup shots — the connective “in-between” bits often reserved for reshoots or extra hours late in the game — takes an army of people on movies like these.
Granted, part of the pickup process here is required to enact Jackson’s plan to spread the Hobbit story across three films rather than two. So it’s not exactly a typical scenario. Regardless, what follows is another good look at the effort required to capture Middle-Earth on film. (Or digital files, in this case.) Check it out below. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, June 26th, 2013 by Angie Han
Rick Moranis isn’t locked in for Ghostbusters 3 yet, but if you’re curious where he thinks his character Louis Tully would’ve ended up, he has some ideas. Also after the jump:
- Peter Jackson discusses the extended cut An Unexpected Journey
- … and you can check out new behind-the-scenes pic from Desolation of Smaug
- Jack Horner says the most recent Jurassic Park 4 plot “didn’t pass muster”
- Lorenzo di Bonaventura has been in touch with actors about Red 3
- Aussie electronic duo Empire of the Sun will score Dumb and Dumber To
- Benjamin Bratt talks about replacing Al Pacino in Despicable Me 2
- Doug Jones is still holding out hope for a third Hellboy
- Val Kilmer‘s Heat sequel idea involves being married to Natalie Portman
- See a poster for Warwick Davis‘ (fake) proposed Willow sequel
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Bilbo Baggins, Gandalf and Thorin Oakenshield will continue their journey on December 13 as Peter Jackson‘s second Hobbit film, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, hits theaters. It’s the sequel to last year’s hit An Unexpected Journey and the prequel to 2014′s There And Back Again. Together, they’ll bridge the gap to The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring.
In the second chapter of The Hobbit, the band of dwarves inch closer to the Lonely Mountain and a showdown with the dangerous dragon Smaug, who long ago stole the wealth of the dwarves for himself. The first trailer for the film has now been released. It gives us an idea of just how far Jackson is pushing this second film, which will introduce characters played by Evangeline Lilly, Luke Evans, Benedict Cumberbatch among others. Read More »
Warner Bros is opening their biggest movie of the year this week, which opens the door to start promoting the second biggest. The first trailer for Peter Jackson‘s second Hobbit film, The Desolation of Smaug, will be online this week and in theaters with Man of Steel this weekend. It should provide our first glimpse at the continuing adventures of Bilbo, Gandalf, Thorin and the rest of the dwarves as they venture to the Lonely Mountain to confront the dragon, Smaug.
Ahead of that, Jackson updated his Facebook with the first teaser poster. Echoing the teaser poster for the second Lord of the Rings film, The Two Towers, we see the intimidating visage of the Lonely Mountain with just a hint at the evil within. Read More »
We’ve seen a couple looks at Evangeline Lilly‘s new Hobbit character, Tauriel, in production photos and a behind the scenes video. But the shot above is part of the first official look at Lilly’s character as she’ll be seen in the film proper. Along with that is a bit more info about Tauriel, which you can get below. Read More »
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Posted on Tuesday, May 28th, 2013 by Angie Han
Today’s Sequel Bits are ordered from least to most family-friendly, just because. After the jump:
- Casting call reveals Human Centipede 3 plot details
- Take a first peek at Chucky in Curse of Chucky
- First teaser photo from Insidious Chapter 2 revealed
- Set photos from Dawn of the Planet of the Apes show a run-down San Francisco
- Evangeline Lilly chats about her new Hobbit character Tauriel
- You’ll be able to watch Despicable Me 2 with special minion-inspired 3D glasses
- Another Dolphin Tale is shooting this fall
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