December 4, 2012 Leave a comment
Seriously this just shows how awesome and creative people are. I could never build it as cool as this. I would think about doing it but it really would never look like that.
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September 19, 2012 Leave a comment
Seriously what the hell is Galadriel doing there and I guess at some point legolas shows up at some point and now they will be 3 movies because the Hobbit was a really long book.
Really P.J as great as L.OT.R was even though you left out the true ending on the third film which was my favorite part of the book. The Hobbit does NOT need to be 3 films and how dare you reimagine what tolkien wrote. It is a classic for a reason and just because you don’t like certain aspects of the book it doesn’t give you any right to change it!
I understand you want to make as much money as you can and I will most likely go see them because I love the books. No this P.J what your doing in my opinion is wrong and deep down you know I am right.
September 7, 2012 Leave a comment
A French Tolkien site has laid its hands on a couple of very intriguing images that may reveal Barry Humphries’ Great Goblin and one of his minions. As you can imagine, they look appropriately gruesome, and its not the image above.
Here’s the English translation of the description from the German action figure leak which we understand from Herr-der-Ringe to be true:
The Goblin King is a huge, grotesquely bloated monster that in the years of his tyrannical rule over the miserable inhabitants of the Goblin town grew fat and flabby. The Goblin town is a collection of skew-whiff ramshackle huts deep in the caves of the Misty Mountains. He commands a bunch of foul, polluted, with scars and ulcers studded goblins.
Basically, they are bandits, they live by what they can pick up from passengers on the passes through the mountains. The Goblin King and his followers manage to capture Bilbo and the dwarves. The Goblin King is more wily and smarter than it seems. He takes pleasure in torturing his prisoners — he almost succeeds to finish off Thorin Oakenshield and his companions.
The Goblin King
And his minions
Notice the resemblance in picture below from the very first Hobbit production video
July 30, 2012 Leave a comment
It is only at the end of a shoot that you finally get the chance to sit down and have a look at the film you have made. Recently Fran, Phil and I did just this when we watched for the first time an early cut of the first movie – and a large chunk of the second. We were really pleased with the way the story was coming together, in particular, the strength of the characters and the cast who have brought them to life. All of which gave rise to a simple question: do we take this chance to tell more of the tale? And the answer from our perspective as the filmmakers, and as fans, was an unreserved ‘yes.’
We know how much of the story of Bilbo Baggins, the Wizard Gandalf, the Dwarves of Erebor, the rise of the Necromancer, and the Battle of Dol Guldur will remain untold if we do not take this chance. The richness of the story of The Hobbit, as well as some of the related material in the appendices of The Lord of the Rings, allows us to tell the full story of the adventures of Bilbo Baggins and the part he played in the sometimes dangerous, but at all times exciting, history of Middle-earth.
So, without further ado and on behalf of New Line Cinema, Warner Bros. Pictures, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Wingnut Films, and the entire cast and crew of “The Hobbit” films, I’d like to announce that two films will become three.
It has been an unexpected journey indeed, and in the words of Professor Tolkien himself, “a tale that grew in the telling.”
March 23, 2012 Leave a comment
By Simon Phipps
The Hobbit is one of our local pubs. It’s a rather seedy student-focussed music venue that serves cheap booze under fanciful names taken from Tolkien’s books. Their web site had (now removed from the pages but still on-site) of publicity material derived from the Lord of the Rings movie stills. I had always wondered how they managed to license the copyrights and trademarks from their owners and now we know the answer. They didn’t. And the Nazgûl have come home to roost.