Courtesy of Warner Bros Belgium, here is an amazing 13-minute look into The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. It features behind-the-scenes footage, interviews with Philippa Boyens, Peter Jackson, Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage and many, many other key cast and crew members where they discuss the inspiration for, and direction of, the story the first film reveals. Plus there’s plenty of new, previously unseen (at least by me!) sneak previews of what you’ll see on the big screen! So I guess I’ll add: spoilers! (more…)Posted in Aidan Turner, Alan Lee, Andy Serkis, Cate Blanchett, Christopher Lee, Dean O'Gorman, Elijah Wood, Graham McTavish, Hobbit Movie, Ian McKellen, James Nesbitt, John Callen, John Howe, John Rawls, Ken Stott, Mark Hadlow, Martin Freeman, Peter Hambleton, Peter Jackson, Philippa Boyens, Production, Richard Armitage, Richard Taylor, Sylvester McCoy, The Hobbit
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Only hours before the stars walked the red carpet in front of 100,000 fans on the street of Wellington, nearly the entire cast gathered at Te Papa Museum for a pair of press conferences.
Peter Jackson and stars Richard Armitage and Martin Freeman attended both press events while most of the rest of the principal cast and screenwriter Philippa Boyens attended one event or the other.
Media was invited by Warner Bros., the studio that was handling press from around the world during the week. TheOneRing.net was included in the press invite, not the only online fan site to get the call, as our friends from herr-der-ringe were also there. MGM and New Line were also announced as presenting the press conferences.
Te Papa, a world-class museum, arranged a long table for the events and switched name cards in front of native Maori art. Called a Marae, translated as “big house” but serving as the symbolic center of Maori tradition, the event started with singing and then a forehead-to-forehead welcome to the participants. With the unique and beautiful colors behind, each of the question and answer sessions lasted about 40 minutes and was moderated.
Flash photography was not allowed, although clearly TheOneRing took quite a few stills. In the back of the room rows of cameras shot video, including for TORn. We audio recorded the event as well and hope to present a transcript of it in a day or two. Meanwhile enjoy some of the best handful of photos. The participants included: Cate Blanchette, Jed Brophy, Adam Brown, John Callen, Mark Hadlow, Stephen Hunter, Peter Hambleton William Kircher, Sylvester McCoy, Graham McTavish, Andy Serkis and Elijah Wood.Posted in Adam Brown, Aidan Turner, Andy Serkis, Cate Blanchett, Dean O'Gorman, Elijah Wood, Events, Graham McTavish, Hobbit Movie, James Nesbitt, John Callen, Mark Hadlow, Martin Freeman, MrCere in New Zealand, Peter Hambleton, Press Conferences, Richard Armitage, Sylvester McCoy, The Hobbit
Courtesy of RichardArmitageNet, here’s some vision from the Japanese premiere of The Hobbit — attended by Peter Jackson, Martin Freeman (Bilbo), Andy Serkis (Gollum), Richard Armitage (Thorin), Elijah Wood (Frodo) and Hugo Weaving (Elrond). Some nice interviews to pick over, too.
The premiere was held at the TOHO Cinemas Roppongi Hills and preceded by a red carpet event similar to the one held as part of the world premiere this week in Wellington. (more…)Posted in Andy Serkis, Elijah Wood, Events, Hobbit Movie, Hugo Weaving, Martin Freeman, Peter Jackson, Premieres, Richard Armitage
Hobbit cast and crew have been arriving in Tokyo for the Japan premiere of “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.” According to Warner Bros., the premiere in Japan will be attended by Peter Jackson, Martin Freeman (Bilbo), Andy Serkis (Gollum), Richard Armitage (Thorin), Elijah Wood (Frodo) and Hugo Weaving (Elrond). The premiere is being held at the TOHO Cinemas Roppongi Hills and will be preceded by a red carpet event similar to the one held as part of the world premiere this week in Wellington, NZ. Live streaming will be available here.
Update: see video of the pre-movie speeches here!Posted in Andy Serkis, Director news, Elijah Wood, Events, Hobbit Movie, Hugo Weaving, Martin Freeman, Peter Jackson, Premieres, Richard Armitage, The Hobbit
Ringer Mr BBi managed to record cast interviews from yesterday off the satellite for channels 7 & 9 in Australia. Cast members interviewed include Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage, Hugo Weaving, Cate Blanchett, Elijah Wood, Sir Peter Jackson and Philippa Boyens. Most of the interviews are a respectable 4-5 minutes each. Check them out!
Posted in Andy Serkis, Cate Blanchett, Director news, Elijah Wood, Events, Hobbit Cast News, Hobbit Movie, Hugo Weaving, Peter Jackson, Philippa Boyens, Richard Armitage, Television, The Hobbit
Warner Bros. has announced the stars who will attend the first screening of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, in Wellington.
Filmmakers Sir Peter Jackson, Fran Walsh and Philippa Boyens will also be joined by Martin Freeman, who plays the central role of Bilbo Baggins; Richard Armitage, who stars as the dwarf warrior Thorin Oakenshield; Andy Serkis who plays Gollum and Elijah Wood who plays Frodo Baggins.
There may be a nearly 10-metre statue of Gandalf the Grey above Wellington’s Embassy Theatre, but the actor who plays the character, Sir Ian McKellen, won’t be there to see it for himself.
McKellen said he was sorry he could not attend. “I know they (the cast) will have a wonderful welcome from the fans and I envy them. As ever, my heart is in Wellington, and I send my love.”
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Here’s some new, unpublished images from The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey courtesy of Cinemarcado! The new photos reveal scenes with Bilbo Baggins, Gandalf The Grey and a photo of a very youthful-looking (and slightly creepy) Frodo Baggins. Some of TORn’s chatters suggest that the images may not have been colour-graded yet.Posted in Elijah Wood, Hobbit Movie, Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman
The CBS “Sunday Morning” variety news show had a nice interview with Elijah Wood this weekend. It included a short retrospective of much of his entire career from his debut with a small part in “Back to the Future II” (remember that?) to his current role in the TV series “Wilfred.” They also touched quite a bit on his role as Frodo in “The Lord of the Rings” and in the upcoming Hobbit movies; oh, and his love of music and food! Follow the link for a transcript – it’s definitely worth a read. Read More….Posted in Elijah Wood, Events, Hobbit Cast News, Hobbit Movie, LotR Cast News, LotR Movies, Television
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 case you don’t have much bandwidth, or can’t get to Youtube for whatever reason, here’s a complete transcript of the Hobbitcon Q&A from Hall H. Quick warning: it does have some swearing at the end when Andy Serkis shows off his Gollum voice for the audience. And it does contain some spoilers. Some great answers from Martin Freeman and Richard Armitage to questions about the prosthetic gear, from Peter Jackson about how the Extended Edition process works, and some interesting stuff from Philippa Boyens about Galadriel.
Thanks to the swift typing skills of Barliman’s chat regular Jenniearcheo in putting this together! Also, if you want to view another version of the panel in higher quality, head here. The video quality is better and it has the last three minutes of the panel that was not in the previous version we saw. However, it’s from further back in the hall so the sound suffers a touch. Thanks to Elpidha for the find! (more…)Posted in Andy Serkis, ComicCon, Conventions, Elijah Wood, Events, Headlines, Hobbit Movie, Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman, Peter Jackson, Philippa Boyens, Richard Armitage
Here’s a recording of the Q&A panel from Hall H. Please note that it does not include the showreel footage — it is only the question and answer session.
Still we very strongly suggest you go watch the thing right away. Because if you wait, it might well go the way of the very cool Andy Serkis video snippet that we posted earlier!
Warning: POSSIBLE SPOILERS!Posted in Andy Serkis, ComicCon, Conventions, Elijah Wood, Events, Headlines, Hobbit Movie, Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman, Peter Jackson, Philippa Boyens, Richard Armitage
Nothing spoilery at all, just some really nice captures of Peter Jackson, Philippa Boyens, Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen, Andy Serkis, Richard Armitage and Elijah Wood all chatting away happily!Posted in Andy Serkis, ComicCon, Conventions, Elijah Wood, Events, Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman, Peter Jackson, Philippa Boyens, Richard Armitage