Ringer Spy and Message board regular Ainu Laire sent along some images from Comic-Con! She was there for TORN’s Hobbit panel with Richard Taylor, and then the much BIGGER Peter Jackson panel with some other guy named James Cameron. Take a look! More..
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Quickbeam and MrCere give us the latest news on Peter Jackson’s screening of District 9 and his closed door internet journalist press conference. Those two guys are lucky! Take a look at the shirts behind them too…I want one of each MrCere!
From The Tolkien Society: Oxonmoot 2009, 25th – 27th September, Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford. A weekend of Talks and Papers, a fiendish quiz, an Art Show, Merry & Pippin’s Dance Workshop, a Dealers’Room, and Enyalië (act of remembrance at Tolkien’s grave). Oxonmoot is the special event of the Tolkien Society year held on a weekend close to Bilbo & Frodo’s birthdays. There is a range of activities such as academic talks & papers, workshops (see the Call for Papers below if you wish to offer something), new, second-hand and rare book dealers, an art show (with professional and amateur works), plus a quiet area where you can drink tea, fill up the corners and chat with old or new friends. Of course there is also a party including a masquerade (costume is optional) and entertainments. It is a great time for making new friends in the Society. On Sunday there is a wreath laying and short act of remembrance, Enyalië, at Tolkien’s grave. (more…)
Have you watched LOTR enough times that you can recite, in character, the immortal lines of Smeagol or Gollum? Do you sound like the aged, tortured and nearly-bald addict of The One Ring? If so, TheOneRing.net wants to hear it and our friends at Weta have offered to reward fans for their efforts. (more…)
“District 9,” is making a real splash here at Comic-Con and Peter Jackson is here in an all-out promotional blitz for the film he produced with director Neill Blomkamp that stars unkown Sharlto Copley. (more…)
From ifmagazine.com: While sitting on the panel at San Diego Comic Con for 9, Elijah Wood was asked about THE HOBBIT. While he says he didn’t have any idea if he is involved in the production. A visit to the set was not something he was missing out on.
“I definitely planning on visiting [set of THE HOBBIT]. Because there are so many people from LORD OF THE RINGS that are going to be a part of it,” Wood says. “While I am not a part of it, I will go down to see them. I’m so glad that Guillermo [del Toro] is doing it. He’s perfect. If it is not Pete, he should be the one.” More..
From his extensive Shakespearean roots to his knockout X-Men and Lord of the Rings roles as Magneto and Gandalf, Sir Ian McKellen boasts a prowess so refined that he’s now playing a role, The Prisoner’s power-hungry villain Number Two, previously inhabited by not one actor but 17. Yet McKellen insists this isn’t your grandmother’s Number Two. “There’s no point in wondering how am I going to measure up to the other Number Twos, because it’s just a different script altogether,” the soft-spoken knight explained to Wired.com after addressing an auditorium of TV reporters at Hollywood’s Universal Hilton earlier this year. “My man is called Number Two, because the character was originally called Number Two. But he is Number One.” More..
Dominic Monaghan, best known for playing Charlie Pace on “Lost” and Hobbit Meriadoc “Merry” Brandybuck in the “Lord of Rings” trilogy, is joining the cast of “FlashForward,” the ABC fantasy drama created by David G. Goyer (“Batman Begins”) and Kent State University graduate Brannon Braga, the prolific “Star Trek” and “24” writer who grew up in Canton. Starring Joseph Fiennes, Courtney B. Vance and John Cho, “FlashForward” will premiere at 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 24. The series follows a group of people grappling with their fates when humanity is given a glimpse into its near future. More..
(Note: This is the first of several stories details what Peter Jackson told a select group of journalists about ‘The Hobbit’.)
Peter Jackson made the most of his first trip to Comic-Con by inviting 40 or so journalists, including TheOneRing.net and internet reporters to sit and chat in a room about “The Hobbit,” “The Lovely Bones,” “District 9,” and various other projects and passions.
For fans, the good news: ‘The Hobbit’ is progressing and Jackson and the writing team of director Guillermo del Toro, Fran Walsh and Phillipa Boyens are close to have a finished screen-play for the first of the two movies, allowing the studio to give the film a green light. The bad news for the impatient: Casting isn’t being talked about much as the focus is firmly on nailing the story on the page. (more…)
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