It was in 2004 that Peter Jackson completed the Lord of the Rings trilogy, delivering what would eventually, through his extended editions, become over 11 hours of high fantasy storytelling to keep us company instead of women for the next eight years. Now, at long last--following long delays and struggles with director changes, hobbit racism, union demands, and ulcer perforations--Jackson has returned to Middle Earth to deliver a two-film adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit and get motion-capture Andy Serkis to hiss "precious" a few hundred more times. As evidence, here's the first trailer for The Hobbit saga's opening film, titled An Unexpected Journey. Hey, like puberty!
Yeah, that sure looks like a Lord of a Ring. Feels so right to see a bunch of hair glued to Ian McKellen again, though, doesn't it?
With The Hobbit's over 250 days of shooting now progressing in the southern hemisphere, Entertainment Weekly has debuted our first look at Martin Freeman as Bilbo Baggins from the set of Peter Jackson's two-part series. He looks just like I always pictured Bilbo readings things... / Continue →
A new trailer for The Hobbit is here--the first since Peter Jackson announced plans to pad the story out into a trilogy of feature-length films. As such, it's also the first preview to feature Gandalf continually insisting, "Wow, this story is just getting started isn't it? Rea... / Continue →
Proof that the long-troubled production on The Hobbit has finally gotten going, director Peter Jackson has put up a ten-minute video blog--the first in what will be a series--showing the actors and crew coming together to shoot this son of a bitch. Of all the times a disheveled... / Continue →