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…)
Surely by now those of you back home have heard about the insanely long line for San Diego Comic-Con‘s Hall H. It began forming about mid-afternoon yesterday and soon stretched three miles long (according to the convention gossips, that is). Yet–friend of the site, Rush Urbalejo has managed to grab a spot in the room and will be doing his best to recap today’s announcements. First up, Warner Bros.
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 Armies. The 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…)
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…)
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…)
The blockbuster business doesn’t come easy, or cheap, and a new list shows us just how true that is. Now, one website has compiled a list of the most expensive films ever made, and chances are pretty good that one or many of your own personal favorites are on here. But who is the big winner? Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End, of course. The third Pirates movie tips the bank at $341.8 million, but it’s not the only Pirates movie on the list, and it’s not the only Disney movie on the list either. Want to get a load of the other nine movies in the Top 10? Read on. (more…)
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.
Time for your weekly dose of the fantastic fandom-based art that’s hit the web this week with your Nerd Art Dump. Each and every week we pick and choose through the masses of prints and pics on the digital frontier to give you nothing but the best to fill your geek needs. So on with the dump.
ABOVE: – Not a big fan of the latest Spider-Man movie’s mecha-Rhino version of the classic Spidey baddie? Check out this depiction of what traditional Rhino might look like if you had the misfortune of meeting him face-to-face. By John Gallagher (more…)
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…)