Musicologist Doug Adams is one of the many guests at this year’s FantasyCon in Salt Lake City. He had been scheduled to do a book signing on Saturday. (more…)Posted in Conventions, Events, FantasyCon, Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit
As we speculated might be the case just the other day, the next trailer for The Hobbit — and the first for The Battle of the Five Armies — is going to be teaser length.
Peter Jackson just posted an update on his Facebook a few minutes ago, confirming the news and letting us all know that the teaser is in the hands of Warner Bros. marketing. (more…)Posted in Headlines, Hobbit Movie, The Hobbit, The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, Trailer
A short film based on JRR Tolkien’s book The Hobbit that was made by 11 school children over their Easter holidays will debut at Saffron Screen in the UK this Sunday.
The film, called Children of the Hobbit, features eleven-year-old Richard Bellamy in the lead role of Drogo, a hobbit who teams up with his friend Etholph and an elf called Elensar in a quest to defeat the evil Orcs and return peace to Middle-earth. (more…)Posted in Creations, Events, Fans, Film Screenings, Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit, Tolkien
The aim of the awards is to promote and encourage the knowledge and study of J.R.R. Tolkien’s life and works. The deadline date for submission of essays is be October 1st, 2014. Follow the link below for more information. (more…)Posted in Fans, J.R.R. Tolkien, TheOneRing.net Community, Tolkien
Ask Me Another, their energetic, borderline rambunctious quiz show, is taking actor and director Andy Serkis from the big screen and putting him in the trivia hot seat at a live event on July 8 at The Bell House in Brooklyn. (more…)Posted in Andy Serkis, Events
Dominic Monaghan chats about his nature series Wild Things (which finally debuts on Australian telly this week) with Michael Idato of The Sydney Morning Herald.
Though he made his name as an actor, you could be forgiven for thinking Dominic Monaghan, crawling through the undergrowth in pursuit of his quarry, owes more to David Attenborough than Laurence Olivier. (more…)Posted in Dominic Monaghan, LotR Cast News
Collider recently spoke with Weta Digital senior visual effects supervisor Joe Letteri and visual effects supervisor Dan Lemmon about their work on The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies.
According to Letteri, their work is going great, and a lot of material has already been turned over to Jackson. Letteri also indicated that the group are trying to ensure titular battle has significant stakes for everyone, and builds a bridge to the Lord of the Rings trilogy. (more…)Posted in Hobbit Movie, Joe Letteri, Production, The Hobbit, The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, WETA Digital
Our friends at El Anillo Único have just published an interview with Nye Green, writer and director of Tolkien’s Road.
Tolkien’s Road is a short film about the life of JRR Tolkien.
Posted in Creations, Fans, J.R.R. Tolkien, Tolkien
Tolkien’s Road is a student film project about J.R.R. Tolkien’s journey to beginning his first book The Hobbit. But before he can bring the world of Middle-earth to life he must overcome the trauma of fighting in WWI and find his voice again.
This all started when I began looking into Bilbo’s mithril shirt for our mega-spoiler post, following up a tip from an eagle-eyed reader that said shirt had been sighted in one of Peter Jackson’s previous production blogs.
It wasn’t the clearest of vision, but yes it seemed as though it was Bilbo’s mithril shirt — the same one we see him give to Frodo at Rivendell in The Fellowship of the Ring. Nice to know, but not much of a revelation. (more…)Posted in Headlines, Hobbit Movie, The Hobbit, The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
In this feature Ringer TheHutt, who runs Russian Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit site Henneth-Annun.ru, delves into the different varieties used in Peter Jackson’s movies of The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit.
The Lord of the Fonts
A Lord of the Rings and Hobbit Font Guide
by TheHutt (Peter Klassen)
What would the Lord of the Rings trilogy be without its iconic logo? The chiseled yellow letters are pretty close to perfection where movie logos are concerned. But that’s not the only instance of certain characteristic typefaces used throughout the trilogy and its marketing. Most of them have recurred in the new Hobbit films – but what exactly are they and where can they be obtained? (more…)Posted in Alan Lee, Daniel Falconer, Green Books, Hobbit Movie, John Howe, Lord of the Rings, LotR Movies, Movie Fellowship of the Ring, Movie Return of the King, Movie The Two Towers, The Hobbit, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, The Hobbit: There and Back Again