If you missed them, here are 17 (count them!) fabulous character posters that provide yet another look at the principal characters. In addition to Bilbo, Gandalf and all the dwarves of the party, the posters include Galadriel and Gollum. Maybe that’s a hint of Galadriel’s importance in An Unexpected Journey. Or maybe it’s just indicative of Cate Blanchett’s star power. (more…)Posted in Aidan Turner, Andy Serkis, Cate Blanchett, Dean O'Gorman, Graham McTavish, Hobbit Movie, Ian McKellen, James Nesbitt, John Callen, John Rawls, Ken Stott, Mark Hadlow, Peter Hambleton, Richard Armitage, The Hobbit
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Thanks to Ringer Mulubinba for alerting to two recent podcast interviews by abc.net.au. with Mark Hadlow, who plays dwarf Dori in the upcoming Hobbit movies. The first interview was on the blog, “Afternoons with Richard Stubbs” and the second was done by reporter Margaret Burin . In the interviews, a very charming Mark reveals some great details about his character, Dori the dwarf, and what it was like working with director Peter Jackson and actors such as Sir Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman and Cate Blanchett. Both are well worth a listen! Interview 1 Interview 2.Posted in Hobbit Cast News, Hobbit Movie, Mark Hadlow, The Hobbit
Warner Bros. has revealed another great scroll-like Hobbit poster on their site. Similar to the movie poster revealed recently, the newest poster concentrates mainly on the dwarves, with a little Bilbo and Gandalf thrown in. This helps further establish personalities and, with this particular scroll, names for each of the dwarves, helping fans familiarize themselves with all thirteen prior to seeing the movie. Do you have a favorite already? More than one? Let us know: Barliman’s chat; Hobbit Movie Discussion; TORn facebook, TORn Twitter. Read more…Posted in Adam Brown, Aidan Turner, Graham McTavish, Hobbit Movie, Ian McKellen, James Nesbitt, John Callen, Ken Stott, Mark Hadlow, Martin Freeman, Peter Hambleton, Richard Armitage, Stephen Hunter, Studios, The Hobbit, Warner Bros.
A new movie poster for “The Hobbit: an Unexpected Journey just debuted on the official Hobbit Movie Facebook page. The new poster is all about dwarves, dwarves and more dwarves. In fact, they managed to get all thirteen of them in the poster. All of them are very much in character which is that much more encouraging that Peter Jackson and crew will be able to pull of the challenging accomplishment of distinguishing thirteen major characters (and then some) and make them unique and memorable for the audience. What do you think the poster says about each of the dwarves’ personalities? Join us in our chatroom, on our facebook page or on our Hobbit Movie discussion board and let us know!Posted in Adam Brown, Aidan Turner, Graham McTavish, Hobbit Movie, James Nesbitt, John Callen, Ken Stott, Mark Hadlow, Peter Hambleton, Richard Armitage, Stephen Hunter, The Hobbit
USA Today has just debuted six new photos from The Hobbit. There’s a great one of The Unexpected Party, another of Thorin Oakenshield looking very “questy”, and one beautiful image of Gollum, but the real eye-opener is Sylevester McCoy’s Radagast the Brown. There’s just something about his eyes that’s extraordinary. You know what I mean when you go have a look! Thanks to Ringer Owain for the heads-up! Oh, and SPOILERS!
From the very brief accompanying article: “I’m not a huge fan of fantasy for fantasy’s sake,” Jackson says. “I like Tolkien’s work because of the language, the cultures he wrote about… they’re anchored in a very real historical mythology that he created.”Posted in Andy Serkis, Hobbit Movie, Mark Hadlow, Martin Freeman, Peter Hambleton, Peter Jackson, Stephen Hunter, Sylvester McCoy, The Hobbit
More Hobbit-y goodness for all! This time it’s superb portraits of the 13 members of the Company. I tell you, I am starting to get a feeling that James Nesbitt’s Bofur will be a bit of a scene stealer.
The only ones missing (at the moment) are Bilbo and Thorin Oakenshield.
The great news for fans is that there are no plot spoilers here (unless you count costumes). So dip right into the full gallery below!Posted in Adam Brown, Aidan Turner, Graham McTavish, Hobbit Movie, James Nesbitt, John Callen, Ken Stott, Mark Hadlow, Peter Hambleton, Stephen Hunter
Lots of them are at Bag End, but a couple of surprises appear to come from much later in The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. And a couple will definitely please the Hot Dwarves fans. Anyway, enough waffle, go check them out! Potential spoilers!Posted in Adam Brown, Aidan Turner, Graham McTavish, Hobbit Movie, James Nesbitt, John Callen, Mark Hadlow, Martin Freeman, Peter Hambleton, Richard Armitage, Stephen Hunter, The Hobbit
Rubbermonkey, an online audiovisual superstore and film production company based in Wellington, is currently auctioning a film clapperboard signed by the Hobbit crew to raise money for four local charities — the SPCA, SAFE, NICU, and Ronald McDonald House.
The IKAN clapperboard wasn’t used on the Hobbit, but has been signed by members of the Hobbit cast, including Martin Freeman and Ian McKellan.
The auction is running now on Trade Me, and closes on Monday September 10 at 3:51pm. (Some of you might also be interested in the twin charity auction of a filmclapper signed by the All Blacks.)Posted in Aidan Turner, Billy Connolly, Evangeline Lilly, Graham McTavish, Ian McKellen, James Nesbitt, Lee Pace, Mark Hadlow, Martin Freeman, Peter Hambleton, Richard Armitage, Stephen Fry, Sylvester McCoy
Peter Jackson and company swooped into Comic-Con and unleashed some footage for the ravenous fans there but now he has unleashed Vlog #8 from his Facebook page full of spoilers, Comic-Con footage, John Howe, lots of actors saying hi and a little nostalgia from the crew. If you can stand a view of stone giants, Beorn’s house, Andy Serkis jamming on a sax and an absurd amount of “Hobbit” stuff, it is a must watch. The film hasn’t been released yet and already producer Michael Pellerin and his crew of behind-the-scenes people are making us nostalgic for it! And, sure sounded like Jackson reads TheOneRing. Find it on his Facebook page or watch it below:Posted in Adam Brown, Andy Serkis, Cate Blanchett, Characters, ComicCon, Conventions, Crew News, Elijah Wood, Events, Graham McTavish, Headlines, Hobbit Cast News, Hobbit Movie, Hobbit Movie FAQ, Ian McKellen, John Callen, Ken Stott, Lee Pace, Locations Sets, Mark Hadlow, Martin Freeman, Peter Hambleton, Peter Jackson, Production, The Hobbit
In December last year, I declared the first trailer a study in character.
Introducing and differentiating thirteen different dwarves to a wider audience most likely unfamiliar with the Hobbit and its ultra-beardy cast was critical for Peter Jackson. So Jackson used an entire trailer for the task.
But, because that trailer was so light on plot, we’ve been wondering ever since what degree of fidelity the story will possess and exactly how it might unfold.
The EW storybook addresses this at a single stroke. EW isn’t calling it a storybook, but that’s what Jackson has created. A gorgeously illustrated storybook that guides us through the key points of The Hobbit.
Read on for a spoiler-filled scene-by-scene review of The Hobbit — storytime with Peter Jackson! (more…)Posted in Adam Brown, Aidan Turner, Andy Serkis, Benedict Cumberbatch, Cate Blanchett, Graham McTavish, Headlines, Hobbit Cast News, Hobbit Movie, Hobbit Movie Rumors, Ian McKellen, James Nesbitt, Luke Evans, Mark Hadlow, Martin Freeman, Mikael Persbrandt, Peter Hambleton, Peter Jackson, Richard Armitage
Our message board members were quick to pick up on this very cool scrolling montage of pictures from the upcoming Hobbit movie over at Entertainment Weekly.com. What’s cool is there are new scenes we’ve never seen before. What’s even cooler is you can scroll over the pictures to get a closer look. Check it out and let us know what details *you* pick out on the very active thread in progress on our Hobbit discussion board! Read More…Posted in Adam Brown, Aidan Turner, Andy Serkis, Billy Connolly, Cate Blanchett, Conan Stevens, Graham McTavish, Hobbit Movie, Ian McKellen, James Nesbitt, John Callen, Ken Stott, Lee Pace, Luke Evans, Mark Hadlow, Martin Freeman, Mikael Persbrandt, Peter Hambleton, Richard Armitage, Stephen Fry, Stephen Hunter
Earlier this week, Entertainment Weekly posted 10 new images from The Hobbit just in time for Comic-con — featuring Thorin, Gandalf, Mirkwood, Gollum and much more. We were pretty sure the gallery would reveal some nifty new details of what we can expect from the movie.
Then they dropped a couple more with their magazine — a cool image of Balin and Dwalin, and a close-up of Richard Armitage as Thorin Oakenshield.
So TORn’s staffers have put their heads together to analyse the images. Read on to see what we found, and what we think! Of course, this post carries a SPOILER warning. (more…)Posted in Aidan Turner, Cate Blanchett, Graham McTavish, Headlines, Hobbit Movie, Ian McKellen, James Nesbitt, Mark Hadlow, Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage, Rumors Spy News, The Hobbit