It featured a glimpse of a very memorable moment from the book, as Bilbo helps the dwarves escape from the Mirkwood Elves. The clip has now popped up on YouTube in high definition, and we’ve posted it for you here. Enjoy! (more…)Posted in Adam Brown, Aidan Turner, Dean O'Gorman, Graham McTavish, Headlines, Hobbit Movie, James Nesbitt, Jed Brophy, John Callen, Ken Stott, Mark Hadlow, Martin Freeman, MGM, New Line Cinema, Peter Hambleton, Peter Jackson, Richard Armitage, Stephen Hunter, The Hobbit, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, Warner Bros., William Kircher
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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
Over the past week or so, various press screenings for The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug have been occurring all over the globe. Strictly speaking, everyone (including several TORn staffers) is supposed to be under embargo and NDA until December 8 at 12.01am PST, but in a clever (and seemingly successful!) work-around, TIME magazine has dropped the film in at the number 10 spot on its top films of the year.
So what did they have to say about the film? It’s a teeny bit spoilery, and actually quite complimentary. (more…)Posted in Headlines, Hobbit Movie, The Hobbit, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
Do you want to go behind-the-scenes on the filming of The Desolation of Smaug? This is one of the traditional purposes of B-roll footage and, guess what? You can now see samples of that footage!
As with last year, the production (or Warner Bros.) has just released some of the B-Roll footage, so here are three clips for your viewing pleasure below. Now, be warned that since it follows the action of the film in a fairly linear pattern, it’s going to be quite revealing. If you’re waiting for the cinema to see how everything pans out, maybe it’s best to look elsewhere right now. We’re not kidding!
Also, there is dialogue, snippets of which we have transcribed, but it’s hard to know whether it’s the final dialogue that made the cut. You’d think it would be close, even if it was almost certainly subsequently re-recorded in ADR. Thanks to Ringer Sander for the heads-up. (more…)Posted in Hobbit Movie, The Hobbit, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
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.
Posted in Chris Hennah, Contests, Dan Hennah, Events, Exhibits, Fans, Hobbit Movie, Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug, Locations Sets, Locations Sets, Meet Ups, Models, Other Events, Peter Jackson, Production, Props, Ra Vincent, The Hobbit, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, Warner Bros.
Join Peter Jackson, Evangeline Lilly and Richard Armitage later today at 10.15am PT (check here for when that is in your timezone) for an exclusive Google+ Hangout.Posted in Evangeline Lilly, Headlines, Hobbit Cast News, Hobbit Movie, Peter Jackson, Richard Armitage, The Hobbit, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
From December 13, fans with a 3D printer who use the Windows 8 Ads-inApps, or who have an XBox 360 will be able to download a blueprint of The Key To Erebor. And that means they’ll be able to print their own, at home.
According to Microsoft’s Owen Sageness, the company partnered with Warner Bros. to make the whole thing happen — and was also pivotal in developing some of the nifty “deep dive” functionality you’ve undoubtedly already seen on the official website for The Hobbit movies. If you haven’t, go check it out — it’s worth it just for the creepy first-person-perspective trip through Dol Guldur! (more…)Posted in Hobbit Book, Hobbit Movie, MGM, New Line Cinema, Studios, The Hobbit, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, Warner Bros.
Our good friend Emil at LOTRProject has put together a nifty little quiz you can take to work out which character from The Hobbit you might be.
Posted in Characters, Creations, Fans, Hobbit Book, Hobbit Movie, The Hobbit
It is intended to be for fun only. Most of the character traits are taken from the book with some additional information from the movie.
I hope you will enjoy!
New clips from The Desolation of Smaug are popping up in the oddest places. It’s a bit like a game of hide-and-go-seek. Here’s another one from WB Thailand’s Youtube page featuring Thorin and Bard arguing before the people of Lake-town and the Master that extends one of the sequences that we’d seen just a little bit of in the second and third trailer.
We’ve also re-produced the dialogue below, so if you’re avoiding spoilers best look away now! (more…)Posted in Hobbit Movie, The Hobbit, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
A high-definition version of the Bilbo-Gandalf clip that aired last night on The Daily Show has popped up on Empire Magazine Australasia’s Facebook page. Of course, we’d seen bits of it before, but this 48 seconds stretches the scene a little further than we’ve previously scene.
Oh, and we have the actual soundtrack as well! (more…)Posted in Hobbit Movie, The Hobbit, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
Comic-Con 2013 brought us, at this point, one of the most polarizing characters we’ve seen in The Hobbit Trilogy. Before she ever uttered a line, Evangeline Lilly’s Tauriel had fans picking sides. Collectors got a good look at the character when the amazing artists at Weta Workshop unveiled the 1:6th statue of Tauriel. This was a special release granted by Warner Brothers so fans could see the character and start getting us pumped for the awesomeness that is to come in The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug.Posted in Collectibles, Collectibles, ComicCon, Conventions, Evangeline Lilly, Events, Hobbit Movie, Merchandise, Shop, The Hobbit, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, The Hobbit: There and Back Again, Weta Collectibles, WETA Workshop
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.