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Writing on “The Hobbit” Films Gets Underway August 20, 2008 3:59 am

Posted by Rosario T. Calabria in Lord of the Rings, Movies, News, The Hobbit, The Hobbit Sequel.
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TheOneRing.net is reporting that writing on The Hobbit (December 2011) and its sequel (December 2012) has gotten underway.  The Lord of the Rings team Peter Jackson, Fran Walsh and Philippa Boyens will be joined by Guillermo del Toro to write the screenplays for both movies.  Shooting may begin as early as the fall of 2009 in New Zealand.

Source: TheOneRing.net


MGM Talks “The Hobbit” November 16, 2006 9:56 pm

Posted by Rosario T. Calabria in Lord of the Rings, Movies, News.
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Chief executive of MGM, Harry Sloan talked briefly at the European Media Leaders Summit in London about the planned “Hobbit” movie.

Sloan said that there will be two films, with the first being a direct adaption of The Hobbit and the second a new film which would draw from “footnotes and source material connecting The Hobbit with The Lord of the Rings“.

Sloan also went on to confirm that MGM is in advanced talks with Peter Jackson to direct both movies, but it was emphasised by MGM that the negotiations are still in progress and there likely wont’ be any sort of production till at least 2008 or possibly even 2009.

Son of JRR Tolkien Completes Father’s Unfinished Novel, To Be Released Next Spring September 19, 2006 9:19 pm

Posted by Rosario T. Calabria in Books, Lord of the Rings.

As reported to the Associated Press from the books publishers, The Children Of Hurin an unfinished work by the famous Lord of the Rings author JRR Tolkien is set to be released after more than 30 years of editing by one of his son’s, Christopher. Christopher’s works include the creation of maps for the Lord of the Ring’s Trilogy and the publishing and editing of The Silmarillion.

“It has seemed to me for a long time that there was a good case for presenting my father’s long version of the legend of The Children Of Hurin as an independent work, between its own covers.” Christopher said.

The Children Of Hurin (featuring the elves and dwarves of Middle Earth) will be published by Houghton Mifflin in the US and HarperCollins in the UK. It will be released next spring.