Premiere coverage, clips, and Q&As not enough for you? Well, you’re in luck. Peter Jackson has updated his Facebook page with the latest Production Diary — picking up from where the last one left off, with pick-up shoots and post production. This time around, we get a great look at Smaug’s lair (look out for a new teasing shot of the great dragon himself!) and Lake-town (including Stephen Fry’s The Master). (more…)Posted in Crew News, Graham McTavish, Hobbit Movie, Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug, Howard Shore, Locations Sets, Luke Evans, Mark Hadlow, Martin Freeman, MGM, Miscellaneous, New Line Cinema, Peter Jackson, Premieres, Production, Ryan Gage, Stephen Fry, The Hobbit, Warner Bros., WETA Digital
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Tourism New Zealand, 3 foot 7 productions, Warner Bros., and others bring you ‘The Book of New Zealand’ exhibit. This is an invitation only event being hosted out at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, CA. It combines set locations, images of real world New Zealand, and a little movie magic to bring to life much of what makes New Zealand the perfect location for all things ‘Middle-earth’. Here are a few images from the event and a video of the opening greeting, please enjoy.
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The first one comes today from Entertainment Weekly. The clip was shown – in abridged form – last night, during Evangeline Lilly’s appearance on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson. (more…)Posted in Evangeline Lilly, Hobbit Cast News, Hobbit Movie, Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug, Ian McKellen, LotR Movies, Martin Freeman, MGM, New Line Cinema, Orlando Bloom, Peter Jackson, Premieres, The Hobbit, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, Warner Bros.
Further to our post last week about the Life Flight Hobbit Charity Screening, Niall Mackay from Life Flight has sent us information about an auction they’re running in the lead up to the film for two lucky fans to attend the event sitting next to Bifur himselfPosted in Events, Fans, Film Screenings, Headlines, Hobbit Cast News, Hobbit Movie, Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug, Premieres, The Hobbit, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, William Kircher
Today is the big day! The world premiere of The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug will be upon us at 6.30pm PST (Check the time for your own timezone).
The LIVE event is over. But you can still rewatch the footage in full below. (more…)Posted in Barliman News, Barlimans, Events, Headlines, Hobbit Movie, Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug, Premieres, The Hobbit, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
A few weeks back we reported about how The Grove in LA had been turned into Erebor, even selecting that location for our Pre-Premiere Moot on Sunday night. And then it was suddenly gone, just before The Hobbit and the Greatest of All Calamaties was set to descend upon Los Angeles. Today, the mystery of the vanishing Erebor was solved, it has been moved to the TCL Chinese Courtyard where all those famous footprints can usually be seen. So for those of you coming to LA for the premiere, you will still get to see the Erebor decor, huzzah. And if you have not yet RSVP’d for the Pre-Premiere Moot, here is the original Moot post
The weather forecast for this weekend looks to be pretty nice with mostly clear skies and sunshine. We will have plenty of reporting from the Premiere before, during and after, so stay tuned to TheOneRing.net for all your Hobbit: DOS news.Posted in Events, Fans, Film Screenings, Hobbit Movie, Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug, Meet Ups, Premieres, The Hobbit, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
Women’s Health Magazine is currently running a sweepstakes for one lucky winner to receive a pair of tickets to the World Premiere of The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug on December 2 at the Dolby Theater in Hollywood. They invite you to join some of the film’s stars, including Men’s Health Magazine December cover star Luke Evans and Women’s Health Magazine January/February cover star Evangeline Lilly. Simply go to the Magazine’s sweepstake page to enter. The Dolby Theater can hold up to 3400 people and is equipped with Dolby 3D and the Dolby Atmos sound system, so the winner will get an awesome movie going experience.
You have until midnight on December 1 to enter and they will contact the winner by phone on December 2. Since that is the same day as the actual premiere, you will probably want to already be in Southern California, or able to get here very quickly. The prize is just the tickets to the premiere, no flights or hotel or anything but the tickets. This contest it is open to all US and Canadian residents, with a few small exclusions, so make sure to read the rules before registering to win a chance to sit in one of the seats shown below. Personally, I’d shoot for a seat in the middle about half way back to get the full effect of the 3D and actually be able to see Smaug towering over above while hearing every single gold coin sliding all around you.
Good Luck to each and every one of you, and if you do win, make sure to tweet us @theoneringnet so we can look for you walking the Red Carpet.Posted in Evangeline Lilly, Events, Fans, Film Screenings, Hobbit Movie, Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug, Luke Evans, Premieres, The Hobbit, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
Will you be in LA for the DOS World Premiere? Join TORn the night before on a Quest to Erebor, and dinner!
Some minor changes to the original plan.
To say that we have been getting a lot of questions asking if TORn will be doing anything special for the fans for the World Premiere of The Desolation of Smaug would be an understatement.
Well, we finally have plans in place, and here are the details!
On Sunday, December 1st, join TORn staffers and fans at The Grove in Los Angeles for a Quest to Erebor and dinner! Click here for The Grove website and directions. The Grove in LA.
At 5pm, we will all gather in the central square of The Grove for photo ops among their Hobbit Erebor display. They have a full throne that fans can get their pictures taken in! Coming in costume is highly encouraged!
WB has alerted us that The Grove is being de-Ereborized, so the fun Erebor decor will no longer be there next week. We are still going to advise you to get to the Grove by 5pm so you have time to find parking and take in all the Christmas Decor. More options below.
At 7pm, we will gather at the Marmalade Cafe (across the street from the gigantic American Girl Store) for dinner. This is a moot-style dinner, which means lots of mingling and fan fun!
The dinner is a set menu, and we ask that fans who wish to attend pay in advance through our convenient Paypal link below! Here is what will be served:
Your choice of one of four entrees: Chicken Picatta, Turkey Meatloaf, Fish and Chips or a Grilled Vegetable Salad (you do not need to choose your entree until you get there).
Optional starter salad of either a mixed green or caesar salad.
Optional dessert of either tira misu or bread pudding.
You can see the prices in our Paypal link below.
The room is limited to 50 people, so grab your dinner ticket while you can!
If you already paid for the Moot and have decided that you no longer wish to attend because Erebor is going, please email Sarumann@theonering.net for a full refund no later than Wednesday.
As an alternative, especially for those of you from out of town, let some of us LA locals show you around town for a few hours on Sunday. Head on over to our Facebook Event page to discuss a few options.
Bear in mind that this is Black Friday Weekend, and traffic and parking will be cumbersome to say the least, so be sure to figure in travel and parking time. Also, the Hollywood Christmas Parade is going on up in Hollywood that evening, a few miles away. If you are staying at a hotel in that area, really give yourself plenty of time to get out of Hollywood and down into Beverly Hills to arrive on time. Just look for the Tolkien fans taking over the Erebor Plaza.
We hope to see you there!
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As well as The Grove in LA turning into Erebor, countries all over the world are starting to show off their own Hobbit excitement in the lead up to it’s worldwide release on December 13th.Posted in Creations, Events, Exhibits, Hobbit Movie, Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug, The Hobbit, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
The Grove, an extremely fancy outdoor mall and tourist destination in Los Angeles, is no stranger to being the centerpiece of publicity for The Hobbit. Last week, The Grove hosted the Los Angeles screening of the worldwide Hobbit Fan Event, and last year, it featured an all-day fan event with arts and crafts for the kids, free poster giveaways, and all of those really cool lenticular 3D character posters for An Unexpected Journey set up throughout its central square.
Now it is slowly transforming one of its areas into Erebor itself! There is no clear indication as to what this is for, but many of us here at TORn are speculating that The Grove may, in fact, be the site for the World Premiere of The Desolation of Smaug in a few weeks. Whatever the reason or ultimate purpose, there is no denying that whatever is going on at The Grove is some amazing Dwarfy goodness. Here are some pictures of what is going on. (click on any of the images to get a hi-res version) (more…)Posted in Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug, Premieres, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
Red Carpet Tours wants to invite Wellington fans to celebrate the release of the Desolation of Smaug with them in style: at Miramar’s Roxy Cinema, right in the heart of Wellywood. The Roxy Cinema complex has received accolades internationally for its authentic Art Deco design, and incredible sculptures and artworks that showcase Weta Workshop talent. Its co-owners include Richard Taylor, Tania Rodger, and Jamie and Anne Selkirk.
Jed Brophy (Nori) and William Kircher (Bifur) will be among the Hobbit film talent invited as special guests for this party.
There will be Costume prizes awarded, hearty Hobbit food and drink, great music and lots of Hobbit fun ! It’s a wonderful occasion to get together with like minded fans and celebrate the release of the ‘Desolation of Smaug’ along with an international party of fans brought to New Zealand by Red Carpet Tours !
Date: Wednesday 11th December, 2013
Time: 8:30pm – Midnight
Location: The Roxy Theatre, Park Road, Miramar-Wellington.
Cost: NZ$150 per person. (Strictly no door sales.)
Party ticket includes: Entry to the party, entertainment, hearty Hobbit fare, especially invited guests ~ Jed Brophy (Nori) and William Kircher (Bifur) and prizes for best costume. Tickets are limited.Posted in Events, Fans, Hobbit Movie, Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug, Jed Brophy, Meet Ups, Premieres, The Hobbit, Uncategorized, Wellington, William Kircher
During the event, fans were treated to costume displays, live Q&As, a preview of the end credit music video, and most importantly, 20 minutes of nearly complete, previously unseen footage. As stated in previous posts, this means movie spoilers are coming, so feel free to stop reading now if you wish to spend the next four weeks without knowing what’s to come. (more…)Posted in Andy Serkis, Ed Sheeran, Evangeline Lilly, Events, Fans, Film Screenings, Hobbit Movie, Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug, Howard Shore, Jed Brophy, Lee Pace, Luke Evans, Martin Freeman, Meet Ups, New Zealand, Orlando Bloom, Other Events, Peter Jackson, Richard Armitage, soundtrack, The Hobbit, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, Trailer, Wellington