Some casting, some directing, some controversy and a couple Star Trek details are in this edition of Sequel Bits. After the jump, read about the following.
- Olivia Wilde talks of possibly returning for a Tron: Legacy sequel.
- Greg Kinnear and Josh Lawson join Anchorman: The Legend Continues.
- Paul W.S. Anderson is definitely directing Resident Evil 6.
- Warner Bros. is suing the J.R.R. Tolkien estate over a breach in contract with The Hobbit.
- Bad Robot’s Action Movie FX App will get a Star Trek Into Darkness upgrade.
- New Zealand is the latest country to get Star Trek Into Darkness a week early.
- Peter Serafinowicz joins The Muppets…Again and Tina Fey discusses her character.
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Earlier this summer, Mondo announced they’d acquired the rights to The Lord of the Rings. Short of Star Wars or Star Trek, this was probably the most exciting major franchise out there for the company. Immediately, poster fans thought forward to this week, and the opening of a new film in the franchise. What would the release of The Hobbit bring? The answer is Olly Moss.
The incredibly popular and increasingly influential artist has applied his unique style to the fantasy franchise, with beautiful results. Somehow, Moss was able to encompass the entire franchise in one image, something many would find impossible. I think it’s Moss’s best work since My Neighbor Totoro, and that’s saying something.
After the jump, check it out and find out when and where you can buy it. Read More »
Fans of Middle Earth who’ve been following The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey closely know that advance tickets go on sale at noon EST Wednesday. It said so in both previously released commercials. But with that news comes not only our first list of theaters showing Peter Jackson‘s film in 48 frames per second, but the news that select theaters will show a marathon of the full Lord of the Rings: Extended Editions the week leading up to The Hobbit.
After the jump, get links to all of this, listen to a rousing sample from Howard Shore‘s score and read the full track listing. Read More »
On Wednesday, you knew it was going to be big. Game of Thrones and two different posters for The Dark Knight Rises were just the tip of the iceberg. The Mondo Booth at San Diego Comic-Con 2012 was a must visit during the convention, featuring hundreds of eager fans rabidly anticipating the next of several random surprise releases. Lines caused major problems with security and with the schedules of Con attendees desperate to get one of these posters but, mostly, people left happy. Some of the highlights included a Lord of the Rings trilogy set by J.C. Richard, Princess Mononoke by Olly Moss, Lego Lord of the Rings by Kevin Tong, several Adventure Time pieces and even a surprise visit by Guillermo Del Toro to autograph Mimic by Jay Shaw.
After the jump, check out all the posters we haven’t already posted about in one easy to view gallery. Read More »
They’ve done Star Wars, they’ve done Star Trek, and now Mondo will complete the holy trilogy of geek properties. At Thursday night’s tenth Mondo Mystery Movie, they revealed the first in a series of posters for The Lord of the Rings, based on the novels by J.R.R. Tolkien. The first poster for The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King is by Aaron Horkey and you can see it in all its glory after the jump. Read More »
It makes perfect sense if you think about it. The last video blog Peter Jackson released from the set of The Hobbit was all about 3D and in it you could see his inner geek pouring out. He seems to really be enjoying capturing Middle Earth in 3D. Movies such as The Lion King and presumably Titanic and Star Wars Episode 1 are set for successful 3D theatrical renaissances, so the possibility of a 3D re-release for Jackson’s signature The Lord of the Rings trilogy simply fits.
In a recent interview, the star of those films, Elijah Wood, said there have been discussions about just that and, if it’s done right, he’s all for it. Read his quote and more after the jump. Read More »
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