Was Warner Bros. High When They Greenlit The Budget For ‘The Hobbit’ Trilogy??

- 10-22-14Books, Film, WTF? Posted by Aspry Jones

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It cost over 3 times as much to make ‘The Hobbit’ trilogy than it did ‘Lord Of The Rings.’ I know they’ve got awesome weed in that fantasy universe, but who knew it would be so goddamned expensive?? When news got out that crazy man Guillermo del Toro signed to direct ‘The Hobbit,’ fans were mildly okay with it but wanted Peter Jackson instead. The studio wanted him too. But Jackson was busy, and compromises were made. Hands were shook, del Toro quietly exited, and boom – the king returned. Well, they must’ve wanted him something powerful because the budget Jackson ended up with could rebuild Metropolis after ‘Man Of Steel’ left it crumbled. Wait, I’m mixing genres here. That Shire mary jane must be getting to me. Let’s all get stoned just from talking about how much freakin’ money went into this wholly average production. (more…)

“Will You Follow Me One Last Time?” – New Trailer for Final ‘Hobbit’

- 07-28-14Film Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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So if you were at San Diego Comic Con this weekend, you’ve probably already seen this, but for the rest of us the trailer for The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies is now online. As director Peter Jackson promised on the weekend, this one looks to be much darker than the previous installments of the The Hobbit, that and there’s a ton of action coming in the film because if there’s five armies in the title then it better be one good, big fight. (more…)

Celebrities Who Walked The San Diego Comic Con 2014 Floor Incognito

- 07-27-14Cool Stuff, Nerd Culture Posted by Luke Gallagher

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Celebrities don’t always walk the San Diego Comic Con convention floor (for obvious reasons), but when they do, they do so incognito. Trotting around the exhibit floor in disguise, passing unsuspicious fans, some of which even ask to take a photo and being none the wiser. Can you imagine taking some goofy thumbs-up photo with what you thought was a fan like you in cosplay, only to find out later you stood mere inches from greatness. Missing the chance to engage and inquire with a celebrity whose work you’ve loved and been inspired by? Blasted! Either way you’re certainly left with a story to tell.

For SDCC 2014, we reveal Comic Con’s biggest celebrities who dared to dance amongst fans cunningly disguised by a mask. (more…)

SDCC14: ‘The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies’ Gets A Fiery Comic-Con Poster

- 07-23-14Film Posted by Brandon Marcus

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With just a few hours before San Diego Comic-Con officially starts, the goods are starting to pour in. Expect the posters, pics and news onslaught to begin in…oh, just about now.

The first juicy poster we’ve gotten from SDCC is from Peter Jackson‘s The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five ArmiesThe conclusion of the Hobbit trilogy, the film brings it all together and, according to this SDCC exclusive poster, is the “defining” chapter in the series. Saving the best for last, Mr. Jackson?

Take a look at the epic poster in all its fire-breathing glory. (more…)

Warner Bros. Releases ‘The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies’ Official Synopsis

- 07-15-14Books, Film Posted by Mark Poynter

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The last in Peter Jackson‘s Hobbit trilogy, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies is scheduled to hit theaters screens later this year on December 17th. There hasn’t been a lot of production stills, clips, or even a teaser trailer yet, but Warner Brothers has recently released the official synopsis for the movie. (more…)

Peter Jackson Teases the Teaser for ‘The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies’

- 07-05-14Film Posted by Shawn Schillberg

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When you’re making the last film in a series based on some of the most beloved fantasy novels of all time, it’s only natural that your fans wait with baited breath for any glimpse of the final product. Often this glimpse takes the form of a proper trailer that we can then watch on a loop or even examine frame by frame as we wait for the film’s release.

Sometimes the full trailer isn’t ready yet, or a studio just wants to stoke the fires of anticipation with a teaser.

And sometimes, as in the case with The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, the director will actually hype the release of both the film’s teaser and trailer. (more…)

Viggo Mortensen Criticizes Peter Jackson and CGI Excess

- 05-16-14Film Posted by Brandon Marcus

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Without Peter Jackson‘s Lord of the Rings trilogy, Viggo Mortensen wouldn’t be nearly as big a star as he is. But despite the success and fame he garnered because of the films, Mortensen still has some harsh words for Jackson. Harsh as they may be, the actor might be pretty spot-on.

So what did Viggo said that could rub some Jackson fans the wrong way?

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Peter Jackson Announces New Subtitle of Last Hobbit Movie – ‘The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies’

- 04-24-14Film Posted by Mark Poynter

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Peter Jackson used Facebook to announce the official title of the third film in the Hobbit trilogy, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies. You can read his reasons in the Facebook post below. (more…)

‘The Hobbit: There And Back Again’ Might Be Getting A Title Change

- 04-17-14Film Posted by Brandon Marcus

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The Hobbit: There And Back Again is a fine title for the third and final installment of Peter Jackson’s trilogy. It’s taken from the book, it’s catchy and suggests the film is the last chapter in the tale.

Good as it may be, it might not be the title Warner Bros. sticks with.

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Tolkien Supernerd Stephen Colbert Gets His Dream Cameo in New ‘Hobbit’ Flick

- 12-30-13Cool Stuff, Film, Nerd Culture Posted by James Daniels

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Comedy Central‘s Stephen Colbert may be satirizing right-wing pundits on his popular talk show, but his nerdity is by no means fictional–particularly where the works of J.R.R. Tolkien are concerned. Indeed, LOTR/Hobbit director Peter Jackson even declared the writer-comedian the biggest “Tolkien Geek” he’d ever met.

THR and Playboy had previously indicated that Colbert might make an appearance in The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug….Today, we have visual confirmation from a sharp-eyed Redditor in GIF and screencap form (after the jump).  (more…)