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How would have Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit looked as a duology?

The Hobbit Bag End Door Originally, Peter Jackson intended his adaptation of The Hobbit to be a two-film effort — a duology.

We’ll never know for certain how it would have turned out, but in this feature TORn writer Captain Salt brings together the known facts to give us some idea of just how it might have shaped up.

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Posted in Adam Brown, Aidan Turner, Andy Serkis, Barry Humphries, Benedict Cumberbatch, Billy Connolly, Casting Rumors, Cate Blanchett, Conan Stevens, Dean O'Gorman, Director news, Elijah Wood, Evangeline Lilly, Graham McTavish, Green Books, Guillermo Del Toro, Headlines, Hobbit Book, Hobbit Movie, Hobbit Movie Rumors, Hugo Weaving, Ian McKellen, James Nesbitt, Jed Brophy, John Bell, John Callen, John Rawls, Ken Stott, Lawrence Makoare, Lee Pace, Locations Sets, Luke Evans, Manu Bennett, Mark Hadlow, Martin Freeman, MGM, Mikael Persbrandt, Peter Hambleton, Peter Jackson, Richard Armitage, Rob Kazinsky, Ryan Gage, Saoirse Ronan, Stephen Fry, Stephen Hunter, Studios, Sylvester McCoy, The Hobbit, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, The Hobbit: There and Back Again, Warner Bros., William Kircher

TORn talks Jackson, new characters on Movies.com

Peter Jackson has always understood how the popularization of the internet changed film. Since the beginning of his pre-production on The Lord of the Rings he was available to fans, sometimes against the wishes of studios, as he included potential ticket buyers into the process of film production.
With Facebook covering all of web land and growing into every demographic possible, Jackson has seized that new platform to remove the big and sometimes slow publicity machine studios have in place and instead speaks right at fans. To see more visit Movies.com

Posted in Casting Rumors, Director news, Evangeline Lilly, Hobbit Movie, Martin Freeman, Peter Jackson, Saoirse Ronan

TORn Message Boards Weekly Roundup – May 8 2011

Welcome to our collection of TORn’s hottest topics for the past week. If you’ve fallen behind on what’s happening on the Message Boards, here’s a great way to catch the highlights. Or if you’re new to TORn and want to enjoy some great conversations, just follow the links to some of our most popular discussions. Watch this space as every weekend we will spotlight the most popular buzz on TORn’s Message Boards. Everyone is welcome, so come on in and join in the fun!

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Posted in Calendar, Casting Rumors, Costume Design, Hobbit Cast News, Hobbit Movie, Lord of the Rings, LotR Books, LotR Production, Movie Return of the King, Return of the King, Saoirse Ronan, TheOneRing.net Community, Uncategorized

Hobbit in 5 – Ronan says “no” to Hobbit, Hugo is back, Kili Character Study

On this episode of Hobbit in 5 we talk about Saoirse Ronan not taking part in The Hobbit, Hugo Weaving’s return, do a character study on Kili, and more!

May 6th, 2011 – Episode 16

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Posted in Characters, Hobbit Book, Hobbit Cast News, Hobbit Movie, Hugo Weaving, Peter Jackson, Saoirse Ronan, The Hobbit, TORN TV

The Saorise Ronan/Itaril Rumours Can Now Be Laid To Rest

In a new interview with the Belfast TelegraphSaorise Ronan has revealed that she will not be playing the long rumoured role of the Elf Itaril in the upcoming Hobbit films.

An excerpt follows:

It’s probably not going to work out with The Hobbit unfortunately.

Because I would have been working for about a year on it and there were other projects that I was very interested in.

Head over to the Belfast Telegraph to read Ronan’s entire statement in the interview.

Does this mean the role of Itaril has been eliminated from the movie entirely, or does it simply mean that Ronan won’t be the one playing it? Discuss on our message boards.

Posted in Casting Rumors, Characters, Director news, Fran Walsh, Hobbit Movie, Peter Jackson, Saoirse Ronan, The Hobbit, Uncategorized

TORn Message Boards Weekly Roundup – April 10, 2011

Welcome to our collection of TORn’s hottest topics for the past week. If you’ve fallen behind on what’s happening on the Message Boards, here’s a great way to catch the highlights. Or if you’re new to TORn and want to enjoy some great conversations, just follow the links to some of our most popular discussions. Watch this space as every weekend we will spotlight the most popular buzz on TORn’s Message Boards. Everyone is welcome, so come on in and join in the fun!

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Posted in Bret 'Figwit' McKenzie, Casting Rumors, Fellowship of the Ring, Hobbit Cast News, Hobbit Movie, LotR Books, Saoirse Ronan, TheOneRing.net Community, Uncategorized

MTV Movie Blog talks to Saoirse Ronan on ‘The Hobbit’

While there isn’t a lot of new information, this might be the first time some of you are seeing Saoirse in person talking about her possible ‘Hobbit’ role:

Check out the full article at the MTV Movie Blog [Read more]

Posted in Casting Rumors, Director news, Hobbit Cast News, Hobbit Movie, New Zealand, Peter Jackson, Saoirse Ronan, The Hobbit

Saoirse Ronan Interview in ‘Total Film’

If you fell for our April Fool’s yesterday, don’t feel too bad. We included a long standing rumor of Saoirse Ronan as Itaril to help convince you the release was ‘real.’ As we all know, Saoirse has been talking about her possible role as Itaril the elf for a few months. The latest piece of evidence that she is in fact already cast comes from the latest issue of Total Film magazine. In the ‘Buzz’ section, Total Film interviews Saoirse Ronan and asks…

You’re just about to start shooting The Hobbit – how long have you known that you might be in it?

When I did The lovely Bones, they said, “We want you to be in The Hobbit.” I love the book. It’d be so cool to go back to New Zealand Again.

The question is pretty clear she is cast and she doesn’t refute it in the answer. Just another piece of evidence that we will see Saoirse in The Hobbit. But will she be the created role of Itaril? Another role? We won’t know until the real official press release. Thanks to Ringer TheArcher777 for sending in a scan of the interview for your viewing pleasure. Share your thoughts and opinion in our comments, forum and on facebook! [Scan of Interview] [Total Film]

Posted in Casting Rumors, Hobbit Cast News, Hobbit Movie, Rumors Spy News, Saoirse Ronan, The Hobbit

Hobbit in 5 – First Photos from The Hobbit, Reading Tolkien, and Weta Givaway!

On this episode of Hobbit in 5, production photos arrive from the Hobbit set, fans share their stories on Tolkien Reading Day, Saiorse Ronan gives us her insights on how the Hobbit film might be different from The Lord of The Rings production, and Weta Workshop offer up a wonderful Bag End replica giveaway if you can solve their puzzle.

April 1st, 2011 Episode 11

Ronan Story – http://lat.ms/la-ronan

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Posted in Adam Brown, Andy Serkis, Casting Rumors, Characters, Hobbit Book, Hobbit Movie, J.R.R. Tolkien, James Nesbitt, Locations Sets, Rumors Spy News, Saoirse Ronan, The Hobbit, TheOneRing.net Community, Tolkien, TORN TV, WETA Workshop

“Pete is adding a lot of characters in the film adaption”…

The LA Times ’24 Frames’ blog has an interview with rumored Hobbit participant, Saiorse Ronan, which reveals a significant statement about PJ’s adaptation of The Hobbit to film. Among other highlights in the article is the following statement from Ms. Ronan:

“Pete is adding a lot of characters in the film adaption,” she said. “Hopefully they have a part for me.”

This lines up with long standing rumors that a character named ‘Itaril’ has been added to the movie and Ms. Ronan is queued up for the role.

Itaril is described in unofficial casting call sheets as: female, A woodland Elf, this character is one the Silvan Elves. The Silvan Elves are seen as more earthy and practical. Shorter than other elves, she is still quick and lithe and physically adept, being able to fight with both sword and bow. Showing promise as a fighter at a young age, ITARIL was chosen to train to become part of the Woodland King’s Guard. This is the only life she has ever expected to live, until she meets and secretly falls in love with a young ELF LORD. This role will require a wig and contact lenses to be worn. Some prosthetic make-up may also be required. LEAD. AGE: 17-27.

Time will tell, but odds are we’ll be seeing Saiorse Ronan in this role for The Hobbit. Saiorse also mentioned that The Hobbit will be ‘a little bit lighter than ‘Lord of the Rings’.’ Read the full interview at the LA Times [Read on]

Posted in Casting Rumors, Headlines, Hobbit Movie, Rumors Spy News, Saoirse Ronan, The Hobbit

PRODUCTION BEGINS IN NEW ZEALAND ON THE HOBBIT, PETER JACKSON’S TWO FILM EPIC ADAPTATION OF J.R.R. TOLKIEN’S TIMELESS CLASSIC

In a hole in the ground there lived a Hobbit…

Wellington, NZ, March 21, 2011—Production has commenced in Wellington, New Zealand, on “The Hobbit,” filmmaker Peter Jackson’s two film adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien’s widely read masterpiece.

“The Hobbit” is set in Middle-earth 60 years before Tolkien’s “The Lord of the Rings,” which Jackson and his filmmaking team brought to the big screen in the blockbuster trilogy that culminated with the Oscar-winning “The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King.”

The two films, with screenplays by Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens, Guillermo del Toro and Peter Jackson, will be shot consecutively in digital 3D using the latest camera and stereo technology. Filming will take place at Stone Street Studios, Wellington, and on location around New Zealand.

“The Hobbit” follows the journey of title character Bilbo Baggins, who is swept into an epic quest to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor, which was long ago conquered by the dragon Smaug. Approached out of the blue by the wizard Gandalf the Grey, Bilbo finds himself joining a company of thirteen dwarves led by the legendary warrior, Thorin Oakensheild. Their journey will take them into the Wild; through treacherous lands swarming with Goblins and Orcs, deadly Wargs and Giant Spiders, Shapeshifters and Sorcerers. (more…)

Posted in Adam Brown, Aidan Turner, Andy Serkis, Cate Blanchett, Christopher Lee, Elijah Wood, Events, Graham McTavish, Headlines, Hobbit Movie, Ian McKellen, James Nesbitt, John Callen, Mark Hadlow, Martin Freeman, MGM, Mikael Persbrandt, New Line Cinema, New Zealand, Peter Hambleton, Peter Jackson, Production, Richard Armitage, Rob Kazinsky, Saoirse Ronan, Stephen Hunter, Sylvester McCoy, The Hobbit, Warner Bros., WETA Digital, WETA Workshop

Hobbit Casting Director Spills Beans About Saoirse Ronan?

Merie sends this in: From iftn.ie – “Ros Hubbard is a world renowned casting director having worked on hugely successful films such as ‘The Commitments’, ‘The Lord of the Rings’ trilogy and ‘Father Ted’ with her family. IFTN caught up with the Irish talent spotter to talk about casting hobbits and dwarves for Peter Jackson, her trouble finding thin Irish children and ‘Father Ted’ bringing out her catholic guilt!” She basically confirmed that Saoirse Ronan has a part in “The Hobbit”. More..

Posted in Casting Rumors, Hobbit Movie, Saoirse Ronan, The Hobbit