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The Hobbit to Shoot for 370 Days November 30, 2008 7:21 pm

Posted by Rosario T. Calabria in Movies, News, The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings.
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deltorothehobbitDuring Guillermo del Toro’s recent BD Live chat for the Hellboy II: The Golden Army Blu-ray disc, he was asked a few questions about the two Hobbit films and in one of them, he revealed that filming will begin in 2010 and they “will shoot for about 370 days or so…”

Source: BilboHobbit (via ComingSoon.net)

Del Toro Says 3-D and IMAX are a Possibility for The Hobbit October 29, 2008 7:14 pm

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Director Guillermo Del Toro told MTV News that when it comes to The Hobbit being filmed in 3-D IMAX, he’s not ruling anything out just yet:

“IMAX is a fantastic medium. I am a shareholder. I love IMAX. I remember seeing ‘Polar Express,’ and then seeing ‘Polar Express’ in 3-D and IMAX and having my life completely transformed. I think it would be a worthy discussion. But it hasn’t arrived.”

However, the director insists that it’s still too early to be talking about it: “Right now what we have is, you don’t have two filmmakers and two screenplay writers — you have four screenplay writers. We’ll be talking about 3-D, on IMAX — but [not] right now.”

Source: MTV News

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

TV and Film Casting Bites: ABC Pilots, Terminator, Transformers and more June 4, 2008 3:27 pm

Posted by Rosario T. Calabria in 2012, Casting, Finnegan, News, Television, Terminator Salvation: The Future Begins, The Hobbit, The Unusuals, Transformers 2.
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Warner Bros. has replaced Charlotte Gainsbourg with Bryce Dallas Howard (pictured right) in Terminator Salvation: The Future Begins. Howard will play the character Kate, who was introduced in Terminator 3 as Kate Brewster (played by Clarie Danes). [THR]

British actor Matthew Marsden is the newest addition to the cast of Transformers 2. He’s been cast in the role of “Graham”, a character who is part of the British Special Forces. [MTV]

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Peter Jackson and Guillermo Del Toro Field Questions on The Hobbit May 24, 2008 10:01 pm

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Directors Peter Jackson and Guillermo Del Toro took some time out of their surely busy day to answer fan questions about The Hobbit and its sequel and now TheOneRing.net, who hosted the chat party, has uploaded the transcript.  Continue reading for some highlights.

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Mortensen, McKellen and Serkis Headed to The Hobbit? May 21, 2008 3:34 pm

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Pre-production on The Hobbit and its sequel are about to get underway and Variety is reporting that preliminary contact has already been made with at least three Lord of the Rings actors who also appear in The Hobbit: Viggo Mortensen (Aragorn), Ian McKellen (Gandalf) and Andy Serkis (Gollum).  Fran Walsh and Philippa Boyens are expected to write the scripts under the diretion of Peter Jackson and Guillermo del Toro.

Source: Variety

Del Toro Confirmed for “The Hobbit” April 24, 2008 8:53 pm

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It’s finally official.  Variety is reporting that director Guillermo del Toro has been signed to helm both The Hobbit and its sequel.  Once his current project–Hellboy II: The Golden Army–concludes, Del Toro will be moving to New Zealand for four years, where he will oversee production of the two films, alongside executive producer Peter Jackson.  Del Toro will also draw upon creature and effects house WETA Workshop.  The two films will be shot back-to-back.

NYCC 08: Del Toro Says Decision on “The Hobbit” Coming Soon April 19, 2008 11:25 pm

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At the New York Comic Con, director Gullermo Del Toro said that an answer to his involvment in The Hobbit prequel films will soon be revealed.  Del Toro says a definitive answer would be coming in the next four or five days.

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Del Toro Not Signed for “Hobbit” Films March 18, 2008 7:26 pm

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Contrary to prior reports, Del Toro has not yet signed up for The Hobbit and its sequel.  TheOneRing.net caught up with the director and offered his assessment of the situation.

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It’s Official: Del Toro Signed for “The Hobbit” February 1, 2008 7:05 pm

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The talks between MGM, New Line and Guillermo Del Toro were successful, an official official announcement of the director signing on to The Hobbit project was made during the French premiere of his latest film Orphanage.

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Del Toro in Talks to Direct “The Hobbit” Two-Parter January 28, 2008 11:21 pm

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Guillermo del Toro is in talks to direct back-to-back installments of J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit.

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Elijah Wood on “The Hobbit” January 11, 2008 9:30 pm

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Speaking with MTV, Elijah Wood expressed his desire to be involved in the upcoming ‘Hobbit’ films. Details follow after the jump.

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Jackson and New Line Reunite, Jackson Will Produce “The Hobbit” and Sequel December 18, 2007 12:45 pm

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In a good bit of welcome news, Academy Award-winning filmmaker Peter Jackson, and the MGM (Harry Sloane) and New Line (Bob Shaye and Michael Lynne) chairmans jointly announced today that they have entered into an agreement that will have Jackson returning, alongside Fran Walsh, to executive produce two films based on The Hobbit.

Details of the agreement follow after the jump.

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Could Peter Jackson Be Back On Board “The Hobbit”? August 11, 2007 4:37 pm

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Well this is definitely some great news!  It turns out that New Line Cinema has been quietly in discussions with Lord of the Rings director Peter Jackson to patch up disagreements and possibly get the director back in the saddle to direct the studio’s planned ‘Hobbit’ film.

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New Line Hopes for The Hobbit in 2009 February 20, 2007 12:00 pm

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New Line founder and co-chairman Robert K. Shaye told the New York Times that the studio is looking to release The Hobbit in 2009

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