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Fanboy Fix: Batman Live Show, ‘Man of Steel,’ and ‘The Hobbit’

By: Erik Davis on April 14, 2011 at 2:08PM Comments (9)

Batman Live ShowWe’re already well aware of the woes facing that doomed-from-the-start Spider-Man Broadway musical. But while they try to repair it for a re-launch in June, another superhero looks to be getting his time on stage as well. Batman Live is different from Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark in that it’s an arena show designed to take us on an action-packed ride through...


Scoop This: 'Hobbit' Photos, ‘Pirates’ Trailer, and ‘True Lies 2’

By: Erik Davis on March 21, 2011 at 2:51PM Comments (13)

Peter Jackson on the ShireAfter tracking this project for years, we’re happy to finally let you all know that The Hobbit has officially started production. Shouts! Cheers! High-fives! And in honor of the epic two-parter directed by Peter Jackson (who’s the man responsible for the previous Lord of the Rings trilogy), they’ve released two set photos to Facebook. Both show Jackson hanging out...


‘The Hobbit’ Full Cast Photo Plus Video Introductions

By: Erik Davis on February 11, 2011 at 12:38PM Comments (27)

The Hobbit

After going back and forth for a long time, we finally have a confirmed cast for The Hobbit, and with production right around the corner they’ve all stepped out from behind the curtain to say hello before diving head-first into Middle Earth.


'Hobbit' Casting: Ian McKellen and Andy Serkis Will Return

By: Erik Davis on January 11, 2011 at 2:32PM Comments (17)


It's taken longer than we had hoped, but the end result is still the same: Ian McKellen and Andy Serkis have officially signed on to reprise their Lord of the Rings roles for Peter Jackson's two-part Hobbit prequel. In the first three Lord of the Rings movies, McKellen played the wizard Gandalf, while Serkis voiced...


Elijah Wood Returning for 'The Hobbit'

By: Erik Davis on January 7, 2011 at 2:52PM Comments (31)

Elijah WoodAs Peter Jackson begins to assemble his troops for two more Lord of the Rings films – this time based on the prequel book The Hobbit – all everyone seems to be concerned with is which cast members from the first three films will return for these two. Already, we're seeing word that Ian McKellen, Andy Serkis, Cate Blanchett and Orlando Bloom will be returning...


'The Hobbit' to Be Filmed in 3D

By: Erik Davis on November 29, 2010 at 3:13PM Comments (14)

Peter JacksonIt was pretty much assumed early on that The Hobbit would attempt some form of 3D, especially since Peter Jackson is a huge fan of the format, but until now there's been no announcement. Considering all the financial woes that have plagued the production, would they even find enough money to be able to shoot in 3D?


First Look at Steven Spielberg and Peter Jackson's 'The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn'

By: Erik Davis on November 1, 2010 at 12:23PM Comments (3)

'Tintin'We still have a good year before Steven Spielberg and Peter Jackson's motion-captured collaboration hits theaters, but Empire has a sneak peek of what to expect right now. The British magazine teases that their new issue will unveil images of all the film's characters, but for now they've unveiled two stills from The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn, as well as...


Peter Jackson Will Direct 'The Hobbit'; Production Beginning in February

By: Erik Davis on October 15, 2010 at 5:36PM Comments (15)

Peter JacksonWe've known this was coming for awhile now, but according to The New York Times it's just become official: Peter Jackson will return to Middle Earth to direct The Hobbit. Honestly, it's a move that makes the most sense. Let him finish what he started.


Scoop This: 'Superman', 'The Hobbit', 'Wizard of Oz' Prequel

By: Erik Davis on October 6, 2010 at 6:00PM Comments (86)

In the day or so since it was announced that Zack Snyder would be directing Superman: Man of Steel, new reports have surfaced claiming to know a little of the story surrounding this latest incarnation.  The original script featured Clark Kent as he traveled the world as a...


Martin Freeman to Play Bilbo Baggins in 'The Hobbit'?

By: Erik Davis on September 8, 2010 at 3:00PM Comments (12)

Martin FreemanThough we still haven't received word on when (or if) The Hobbit will actually continue along its path to production, eventually arriving in theaters in 2012 and 2013 in two parts, some news has begun to crop up regarding who will play the lead role in the film.


'Halo' Movie Still Happening?

By: Erik Davis on September 8, 2010 at 2:50PM Comments (33)

HaloA couple of years back, Peter Jackson and then-newcomer Neill Blomkamp (District 9) were going to partner up on a big-screen Halo movie. Microsoft, however, got cold feet (partly because Blomkamp was too new at the time and hadn't proven himself yet), and so the big-budgeted affair was shelved for the time being. After all...


Hold Up! Peter Jackson Still Not Directing ‘The Hobbit’?

By: Erik Davis on June 30, 2010 at 11:39AM Comments (5)

Peter Jackson and 'The Hobbit'Just when you thought it was safe to assume that Peter Jackson was returning to the Lord of the Rings franchise to complete what he started by helming the two Hobbit movies, the man himself has kinda-sorta come forward to put the brakes on things and quiet down fans who assumed Deadline’s earlier report about him being in negotiations to direct was correct.


Scoop This: The Hobbit, Paranormal Activity 2 and ‘Eclipse’ IMAX Clip

By: Erik Davis on June 25, 2010 at 3:29PM Comments (21)

Peter JacksonAfter cycling through various names these past few weeks, Deadline tells us that Peter Jackson has ultimately decided to direct back-to-back Hobbit films, and is currently negotiating his deal as we speak. There’s an uncomfortable feeling that Jackson was sort of backed up against a wall and forced...


'District 9' Director to Helm 'The Hobbit'?

By: Erik Davis on June 21, 2010 at 2:33PM Comments (9)

Neill Blomkamp to direct 'The Hobbit?'It certainly seems like ever since Guillermo Del Toro dropped out as director of the two-part Hobbit movies, each day has brought with it a new name up for consideration. We’ve heard it all so far – from folks like Harry Potter’s David Yates to Peter Jackson to Brett Ratner. Pretty soon I’m half-expecting George Lucas’ name to be thrown in the hobbit pot too.


Fanboy Fix: Real Steel, The Hobbit and The Avengers

By: Erik Davis on June 15, 2010 at 5:34PM Comments (6)

'Real Steel'One of the more fascinating projects currently in production stars Hugh Jackman as a guy who coaches robot boxers in a world where all human boxers have been replaced by big metal warriors. Real Steel is based on the Richard Matheson short story...


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