Archive for October, 2014
Sources close to the production of The Hobbit inform us that the Kiwi-based actors of The Hobbit films will be flown to Los Angeles where the very final premiere for The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies will be held.
It seems that John Callen (who plays Oin) wasn’t told of this plan before the announcement of the London World Premiere — hence his distress that we publicised earlier today. (more…)
Posted in Director news, Headlines, Hobbit Movie, John Callen, Peter Jackson, Premieres, Studios, The Hobbit, The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, Warner Bros.
Following up on our recent news that a Norwegian distributor let slip that the main trailer The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies is coming next week, Alberta Film Ratings has just issued a listing.
Rating is PG (no surprises there) and the running time is listed at 2 minutes and 24 seconds. (more…)
Posted in Headlines, Hobbit Movie, The Hobbit, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, Trailer
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Posted in Fans, Happy Hobbit, Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit
Our French friends Tolkiendrim today revealed a brand-new still of Gandalf and Bard conferring urgently within the ruins of Dale.
They also teased that they’ll be debuting a long set report (50 pages long, apparently?) on Monday with inside details and interviews from their staffer Benjamin’s time on set in 2013. We’ll be endeavouring to bring you translations of all inside goss. (more…)
Posted in Hobbit Movie, Locations Sets, The Hobbit
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and Monolith Productions today revealed new details about Lord of the Hunt, the first DLC expansion pack for Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor, available for purchase and to Season Pass holders later this year. In Lord of the Hunt, Sauron has dispatched lethal Beastmaster Warchiefs to exterminate the monsters of Mordor. Talion will join Torvin the Dwarven Hunter and use his powers of Domination to turn these menacing new beasts against the Warchiefs, proving that Mordor cannot be tamed.
Posted in Gaming, Headlines, Merchandise, Video games
On the 31st of October 1961 a bouncing bundle of mischief came into the world in Wellington New Zealand, he grew up to delight millions of Middle-earth fans around the planet.
So from all of us here at theonering.net we would like to wish a very Happy Birthday to Sir Peter Jackson!
Thank you for bringing Middle-earth to the big screen.
Now for that one last visit…
Posted in Director news, Headlines, Hobbit Movie, LotR Movies, Peter Jackson
This is just a friendly reminder that this Saturday will be your last chance to see TORn live at a con this year before “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies” is released. This is also the weekend before the Extended Edition of “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” drops, so you can expect a lot of discussion of what will be seen in both releases. We will be talking about the entire Middle-earth saga on film from the past 15 years, as well as things to come for Tolkien fans. So join us on Saturday, November 1 at 4pm in room 304ABC for one last ‘Unofficial’ look at The Hobbit. After the convention ends at 7pm the fun continues as we head over to the Glance Lobby Bar at the JW Marriott at LA Live (other side of Staples Center) to hang out and chill. RSVP for the mini-moot. This is not a formal gathering, no fee required and no space is being reserved, but with all 3 home sports teams on the road, we will have less competition than usual. You can pick up tickets and see details for the con at Stan Lee’s Comikaze Expo.
Posted in Conventions, Events, Fans, Hobbit Movie, Meet Ups, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
As part of the American Film Institute Film Festival in Hollywood, CA., WETA Digital is doing a free presentation lecture on the evolution of digital technology over the last two decades. Although the blurb explicitly mentions Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, it seems inconceivable that they wouldn’t discuss Jackson’s The Lord of the Rings and Hobbit films as well.
The lecture is happening at the Chinese in Theatre 1 on November 10 at 1pm. Tickets are free so best hurry to grab yours, one suspects. (more…)
Posted in Events, Hobbit Movie, Lectures & Education, Lord of the Rings, LotR Movies, The Hobbit, WETA Digital
Sunset near Twizel, New Zealand.
Peter Jackson held a a world-wide contest for fans
with the ultimate prize of traveling to New Zealand to watch “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies,” with the director. Fans world-wide responded and as promised, winners were announced from the four corners of the globe.
Today we can share the news that TheOneRing.net will be on the trip as well to bring the wonders of New Zealand and the experiences of the winners to fans just as fast as we can type. Tourism New Zealand and Air New Zealand are giving the winners a Middle-earth experience on the North and South Islands before viewing the film with Jackson. (TheOneRing has not been invited to see the film and will enjoy a nice walk during the screening!) (more…)
Posted in Events, Hobbit Movie, MrCere in New Zealand, Studios, The Hobbit, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, TheOneRing.net Announcements, TheOneRing.net Community, Warner Bros., WETA Cave, WETA Digital, WETA Workshop
On the TORn messageboards, Ringer caglarkuraner reports some interesting news on when we might see the main trailer for The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies.
According to information from Norwegian film distributor SF Norway AS — Warner Bros. distributor in that country — the main trailer will be released on November 6. (more…)
Posted in Hobbit Movie, Rumors Spy News, The Hobbit, The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, Trailer
With the announcement yesterday that The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies will have its World Premiere in London on December 1st, the final part in Peter Jackson’s Hobbit trilogy seems just around the corner! Our friends at the official Hobbit Shop will release an ‘Opening Date’ T-shirt for this third movie, but they want YOU to help decide what the design should be:
Help HobbitShop.com choose this year’s official Opening Date T-Shirt for #TheHobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies! Take this quick survey to select your favorite design: click here.
There are five designs to choose from – one might even call it the Battle of the Five Shirts… I know which one is my favourite! Which gets your vote?
[click here to take part in the survey]
Posted in Clothing, Clothing, Events, Hobbit Movie, Merchandise, Premieres, Shop, The Hobbit, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
Sir Ian McKellen starts this video introduction to announce the World Premiere date for the final chapter of Peter Jackson’s cinematic Middle-earth films. We now know for sure that the cast and crew from all six films will be walking through Leicester Square on December 1, 2014 in London. Sir Ian was joined by Richard Armitage, Luke Evans, Orlando Bloom and Bilbo Baggins himself, Martin Freeman. Check out the video below for more details and start making your plans accordingly. There is mention of a contest, so good luck to anyone who chooses to enter.
Posted in Contests, Events, Fans, Film Screenings, Hobbit Movie, Ian McKellen, Lord of the Rings, LotR Movies, LotR Production, Luke Evans, Martin Freeman, Meet Ups, Movie Fellowship of the Ring, Movie Return of the King, Movie The Two Towers, Orlando Bloom, Production, Richard Armitage, The Hobbit, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, Warner Bros.