Posts Tagged: 'hobbit+movie'

Oct. 27th, 2010

Hobbit filming stays in New Zealand!

Breaking news: The Hobbit movie is going ahead, in New Zealand. Peter Jackson is directing it. Weta is doing its thing. The cast looks good. What a relief!

TORN (The One Ring.net) has covered this in excruciating detail, along with the Frodo Franchise blog. Andy Serkis knew it. And the New Zealand newspapers have been slightly hysterical for a week.

And in less fraught news, TORn has a great Meet Your Hobbit Cast report. Martin Freeman even looks like a Hobbit, and like Ian Holm, which is nifty. He was in the new Sherlock Holmes series, and I I'm not quite sure what to make of some of the prettier actors cast as Dwarves, but hey, eyecandy is good!

PS I apologize to various people about not getting back to you. I've been sleep-deprived and stupid lately, and I'm sorry.

Oct. 3rd, 2010

Hobbit news, it's a wild ride


Hobbit announcement expected by Friday (NZ 3 News). PJ and Fran Walsh visit the Beehive for Hobbit talks (apparently the Beehive is the New Zealand executive office building, and some people think it's ugly)

The whole process of doing the Hobbit, including MGM financing / NZ actor's union / director issues has become a bit farcical. Kristen Thompson's Frodo Franchise blog has tons of details, as does TORn.

May. 31st, 2010

update: Peter Jackson might direct the Hobbit Movie

Hah! I said not to trust the agent! Peter talked to the New Zealand Dominion Post aka stuff.co.nz, and said:

Jackson met studio representatives yesterday to begin the search for a new director but wouldn't rule out directing The Hobbit himself if a suitable person could not be found. "If that's what I have to do to protect Warner Bros' investment, then obviously that's one angle which I'll explore," he said. But stepping in as director would be difficult as he had signed writer and director contracts with Hollywood studios for two other films, with one likely to begin next year. "The other studios may not let me out of the contracts."

Lots of caveats there but it's better than nothing.

ETA: correction, it's stuff.co.nz, my favorite New Zealand site

bad news about The Hobbit movie

The funding for the Hobbit movie is taking too long, the goddamn shitty studio executives around MGM acquisition couldn't finance their way out of a paper bag. They're not just delaying The Hobbit, they're screwing it up.

Guillermo del Toro has to pull out of the project )

ETA editorial fussing + better icon + cut because of next entry