TCC – Sean Astin and Billy Boyd: Hobbits Forever

- 03-10-14Film, Nerd Culture Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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Fans may be divided on The Hobbit, but they’re united in their love for Lord of the Rings even 10 years after that trilogy came to a close. If you have any doubt that the love was still there, then you should have been in Room 718B on Saturday afternoon for the standing room only crowd for Sean Astin and Billy Boyd. Fire regulations were definitely pushed to the breaking point, and the Q&A was delayed as more and more people crowded around the back of the room to relive the glory days with two of the Fellowship. (more…)

Weinsteins Fighting Warners for Sackfuls of ‘Hobbit’ Money

- 12-12-13Film Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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If you once owned the rights to a franchise that makes 10 figures every time at bat, wouldn’t you sue for more money? That seems to be the tact being taken by Bob and Harvey Weinstein who yesterday brought suit against Warner Bros, owners of New Line Cinema, stating that they’re owned more money from the franchise they sold: the rights to adapt J.R.R. Tolkien‘s books The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit. How’s that? Well, it’s kind of a long story. In fact, you’d need a whole trilogy of three-hour films to tell it in the most excruciating detail possible. (more…)

WB Games to Produce Original Concept Middle Earth Game

- 11-12-13Film, Videogames Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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As the hype builds for the release of The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, the second film of the Hobbit trilogy, there comes news about other Middle Earth developments, in this case, of the video game variety. The game, which is called Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor, features an original story about a ranger who’s killed with his family the night Sauron returns only to be resurrected with Wraith-like powers to embark on a mission of vengeance. Intrigued yet? Read the press release below: (more…)

Nerd Art Dump: Hobbit Troubles, Batman vs. The Monarch, Watercolor Heroes & MOAR!

- 06-27-13Cool Stuff Posted by NickBungay

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Each and every week we scour the Internet for nothing but the best in nerdy art. We leave no digital stone unturned, we poke and prod every nook and cranny of the Interwebz. Why? Because we love you, and we love to bring you weekly feed of nerd art.

On with the dump!

Above: In all three Lord of the Rings films poor Samwise never really got the credit for having to deal with all the crap he had to put up with. Thankfully Glen Brogan feels the hobbit’s pain and gave him the credit he rightfully deserves. [XombieDIRGE]

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Nerdy Bits: Nerdy Condoms, Stop Motion Zelda, LEGO Wedding Dress and MOAR!!!

- 06-26-13Cool Stuff, Cosplay, Funny Videos, WTF? Posted by Regina Lizik

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Every day the internet produces an astounding amount of goodies and gems. Most hilarious, some amusing, but all worth at least a few seconds of your time. We here at Nerd Bastards try to bring you the best bits of news and nerdery the webz has to offer, with a bit of snark thrown in. But sometimes not everything makes the cut. Monday through Friday we’ll be bringing you our inbox leftovers, our forgotten bookmarks, the nerdy bits that simply slipped through the cracks. You can submit items to Nerdy Bits by emailing us at nerdybits@nerdbastards.com.

ABOVE: Round beds are pretty cool and they are even cooler when they’re shaped like the Millennium Falcon.  This bed was handmade by supernerd Kayla Kromer. You can see more photos, taken by Heather Leah Kennedy, on Kayla’s Facebook page.  [Laughing Squid]

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Nerd Art Dump: Marvel/DC Mash Up Heroes, ‘Hannibal’, Zombie E.T. and MOAR!

- 06-13-13Cool Stuff Posted by NickBungay

 

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Each and every week we scour the Internet for nothing but the best in nerdy art. We leave no digital stone unturned, we poke and prod every nook and cranny of the Interwebz. Why? Because we love you, and we love to bring you weekly feed of nerd art.

On with the dump!

Above: Taking the best of what Marvel and DC have to offer artist Eric Guzman has combined several heroes and villains into one cool mash-up. And everything fits so well together too! [The Mary Sue]

Hit the jump for Green Arrow and Black Canary, Daleks in the rain and more. (more…)

Nerdy Bits: Nerdy Cakes Galore, Stunning Lady Captain America, Interactive Family Guy, LotR Gender Swap and MOAR!

- 05-29-13Cool Stuff, Cosplay, Funny Videos Posted by Regina Lizik

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Every day the internet produces an astounding amount of goodies and gems. Most hilarious, some amusing, but all worth at least a few seconds of your time. We here at Nerd Bastards try to bring you the best bits of news and nerdery the webz has to offer, with a bit of snark thrown in. But sometimes not everything makes the cut. Monday through Friday we’ll be bringing you our inbox leftovers, our forgotten bookmarks, the nerdy bits that simply slipped through the cracks. You can submit items to Nerdy Bits by emailing us at nerdybits@nerdbastards.com.

ABOVE: Holy deliciously detailed nerdy cakes, Batman! Her hair! That evil glare! Those boobs (hey, they are fantastic)! Props to the guys at Mike’s Amazing Cakes for creating this incredibly life-like Harley Quinn. Between the Pages has a few more images including a close up of her evil stare.

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Nerdy Bits: LotR Guitar, a Crocheted Doctor, Canines in Capes, Comic Tweets and MOAR!!!!

- 05-01-13Cool Stuff, Cosplay, Funny Videos Posted by Regina Lizik

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Every day the internet produces an astounding amount of goodies and gems. Most hilarious, some amusing, but all worth at least a few seconds of your time. We here at Nerd Bastards try to bring you the best bits of news and nerdery the webz has to offer, with a bit of snark thrown in. But sometimes not everything makes the cut. Monday through Friday we’ll be bringing you our inbox leftovers, our forgotten bookmarks, the nerdy bits that simply slipped through the cracks. You can submit items to Nerdy Bits by emailing us at nerdybits@nerdbastards.com.

ABOVE: This Lord of the Rings guitar was hand illustrated, using sharpies, by Vivian Xiao. It took 25 hours to complete the design. Obvious Winner has close-up shots of this incredible work and make sure to scroll all the way down to see the beautiful back of the guitar.

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Nerd Art Dump: The Next Tomb Raider, Doctor Who and the Red Headed Girl, ‘Attack the Block’ and MOAR!

- 03-07-13Cool Stuff Posted by NickBungay

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Each and every week we scour the Internet for nothing but the best in nerdy art. We leave no digital stone unturned, we poke and prod every nook and cranny of the Interwebz. Why? Because we love you, and we love to bring you weekly feed of nerd art.

On with the dump!

Above: Years before young Lara Croft was the world traveler she was just someone looking for an adventure. While gamers around the world are experiencing this through the new Tomb Raider reboot, Eve Ventrue put together a moment of eerie calm for the soon famous treasure hunter. [XombieDIRGE]

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‘Riddick’ Director Talks About What Might Have Been

- 02-18-13Film Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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In the year 2000, along came an Alien-esque horror/sci-fi called Pitch Black. It featured a character called Riddick played by Vin Diesel, a convict who could see in the dark, and both the movie and the character proved popular enough that the studio greenlit writer/director David Twohy to make a follow-up film that was more epic in scope and scale, and The Chronicles of Riddick was released in 2004.

But that’s where the fairytale ends. Riddick bombed and Universal wanted no more from it other than maybe a couple of video game licenses, but that wasn’t the end of the franchise. A couple of years ago, Twohy and Diesel combined their resources to buy the rights to the franchise from Universal, and went into production on a third Riddick film, which is scheduled for release later this year.

But suppose for a minute that Chronicles of Riddick had been a smashing success, what would the follow-up might have looked like. Thanks to Comic Book Movie, that question was put to Twohy himself:

“Had Universal said to us, ‘Let’s roll over, let’s pick it up right at the end of the last movie’ and funded it, we would have ventured into the Necromonger underverse and we would have had a big The Lord of the Rings-style movie on our hands. But That didn’t happen, so cleverly Vin and I got the rights back and produced it ourselves on a smaller scale. That said, it still looks like a big movie. I think the audience will see the tip of the hat to Pitch Black, but they won’t feel claustrophobic.”

Twohy has previously talked about his original game plan in turning Pitch Black into The Hobbit basis for a Lord of the Rings-like Riddick trilogy. That’s almost a shame because I kind of like The Chronicles of Riddick and I would have like to have seen another big adventure in that universe. But perhaps the smaller in scale Riddick will suffice. I guess we’ll find out on September 6.

Source: Blastr