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Archive for July, 2009

Got Facebook? Twitter? Join us!

TORn is on Twitter and FacebookIf you were hesitating to join the Facebook revolution, let us gently push you over the edge. TORn now has an official Facebook presence! Most of our staff already have profiles, so getting an official TORn page up and running was only a matter of time. And while it would be nice to see you more often directly on TORn, we know that many fans plug into Facebook just a wee bit more often. For those of you looking to get TORn headlines via SMS, we’ve also opened up an official TORnTwitter account (theoneringnet). Our commitment is to send our BIG headlines via tweet so you can be on top of all the latest ‘Hobbit’ happenings. We hope you will join us on both services and look forward to your friend requests! And oh yes, we’ve added icons to both sites conveniently to the top of all pages so you can quickly visit us. [Join us on Facebook] [Join us on Twitter]

Posted in Fans, Headlines, Lord of the Rings, Miscellaneous, The Hobbit, TheOneRing.net Announcements, TheOneRing.net Community

Little Ringer wins BIG at Comic-Con

ORC13RosieEasterlingsHave you ever wondered who wins those cool, big prizes, like a car? Well, news out of Comic-Con 2009 would seem to indicate that even a little Hobbit can win a car. The car in question would be one of the 4 Nissan Cubes that NBC and ‘Heroes’ was giving away during Comic-Con. The Hobbit in question would be So Cal’s own Rosie Carynn. (Rosie Carynn is one of TORn’s most valued friends and enthusiasts! So its even cooler that she won!)

The only question is, What does a Hobbit do with a Cube wrapped in Heroes artwork? Well, she has fun, that’s what she does.

Posted in ComicCon, Conventions, Events, Miscellaneous, TheOneRing.net Community

Comic-Con: PJ talks ‘The Hobbit’ but now in HD!

Who has the best video of panels at Comic-Con? Why Comic-Con does! The folks there were kind enough (and they want some more hits too no doubt!) to send a link to their HD video with great audio over at YouTube. Of course its embeded here for your viewing ease and comfort. This was at least the third time in about 12 hours that PJ explained to an audience or press that no roles have been cast for the “The Hobbit,” the film isn’t greenlit yet and the process of handing in a finished script for the first of two films was about three or four weeks away. Enjoy!

Posted in Casting Rumors, ComicCon, Conventions, Hobbit Movie, Peter Jackson, Production, Studios, The Hobbit

TORn Comic-Con presentation on video

Comic-ConSlave Boy Films was at Comic-Con last week and crept into TheOneRing.net’s presentation on an unofficial look at the pair of Hobbit movies. The TORn presentation was Thursday, only hours before Peter Jackson arrived at city of geeks (120,000 strong) who had assembled at San Diego to drink deeply of all the flavors of popular culture. TheOneRing filled every one of the 400 seats in its assigned room with plenty left standing outside in a line but thanks to Slave Boy, the presentation is now available for anybody and everybody. (Click inside to see the videos!) (more…)

Posted in Casting Rumors, Clothing, Collectibles, ComicCon, Conventions, Director news, Director Rumors, Events, Fans, Guillermo Del Toro, Hobbit Book, Hobbit Movie, Merchandise, Production, Richard Taylor, Rumours Spy News, The Hobbit, WETA Cave, WETA Digital, WETA Workshop

Peter Jackson video with a look at Comic-Con

linuxelf sends in this video from a New Zealand television station that has clearly fallen head-over-heels for Peter Jackson and also gives a great look at the size of Comic-Con. There is a short story with a link to a video found here.

Posted in ComicCon, Conventions, Director news, Fans, Hobbit Movie, New Zealand, Peter Jackson

TORn Comic-Con shirts available for all

TheOneRing.net and Slave Boy Films are offering the very limited “Why So Precious,” Comic-Con shirts now online while supplies last. Slave Boy has the remnants of the Comic-Con stock and will sell them until they are gone. The two styles of shirts can be seen with both an appropriate mish-mash face here and some shadow wraiths here. (more…)

Posted in Clothing, Collectibles, ComicCon, Events, Merchandise

SDCC: Peter Jackson Talks ‘Hobbit’

Ringer Spy Deej sends along a few more photos and a great video of Peter Jackson talking about all things ‘Hobbit’. Take a look! More..

Posted in Casting Rumors, ComicCon, Conventions, Events, Hobbit Movie, Peter Jackson, Rumors Spy News, Studios

Comic-Con News Roundup

Comic-ConThe news from Comic-Con keeps pouring in, here is the latest collection of links, stories, interviews and photos from this past weekend.

The Hobbit Will be Two Films and the Script is Expected in 3-4 Weeks

David Tennant not offered lead role in ‘The Hobbit’
SDCC: Peter Jackson unveils his vision of Lovely Bones
The Hobbit still needs funding – Jackson
James Cameron, Peter Jackson talk future of film
Peter Jackson Halo game project scrapped years ago
Peter Jackson works with Universal Studios on new Kong ride
Peter Jackson unveils ‘District 9’

Posted in Casting Rumors, ComicCon, Conventions, Events, Guillermo Del Toro, Hobbit Movie, Peter Jackson, PJ's Other Films, Rumors Spy News, The Hobbit

LOTR:EE’s on Blu-Ray Early?

The Lord of the Rings: The Motion Picture Trilogy (Theatrical Editions) [Blu-ray]ZeldaMaster8472 writes: I found this article on bluray.com this morning. Apparently, Peter Jackson himself is saying that the Blu-Ray Extended Editions will be coming out NEXT year, as opposed to 2011, the year of “The Hobbit,” as was rumored in the past. Good news, if you ask me! More..

Posted in DVDs, Merchandise, Movie Fellowship of the Ring, Movie Return of the King, Movie The Two Towers

Fellowship Screening in New York

Edward let us know about a screening of ‘The Fellowship of the Ring’ at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City on August 6th and the 22nd. Take a look! More..

Posted in Events, Film Screenings, Movie Fellowship of the Ring

SDCC 09: Jackson, Blomkamp on District 9, Halo

From IGN.com: Peter Jackson and director Neill Blomkamp made an appearance at the San Diego Comic-Con to chat-up their latest sci-fi action/drama District 9. We here at IGN have seen the film and can absolutely attest to its brilliance without any hesitance in using the word. While we’re not yet allowed to provide our official review, the film is a hugely successful endeavor and proof-positive to curious fans that in the aftermath of the downfall of the Halo film, Blomkamp is, in fact, the real deal. More..

Posted in Peter Jackson, PJ's Other Films

Jackson and company make major impact at CCon

SAN DIEGO – The 2009 edition of the Comic-Con is over but its impact is just being felt as major news outlets around the world try to capture the impact and look through the window it provides into the future of popular culture and entertainment.

There are a lot of big-name franchises coming down the pipeline. Here are some highlights from the convention. (more…)

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