Ian McKellen is on CNN International’s ‘Connect the World’ programme tonight as ‘Connector of the Day’. This is a segment of the programme that encourages viewers to send their questions online at connecttheworld.blogs.cnn.com, which are then asked by host on air.
Mark writes: I don’t know if you all have heard any whispers about a 3-D “Hobbit,” but CNN has an article that briefly mentions PJ and GDT in their article about futuristic three dimensional movies, “Film goes back to the future with 3D”:
‘Directors James Cameron and Peter Jackson also have climbed aboard the 3D band wagon — Cameron’s “Avatar” is due out in 2009, while Jackson will produce “The Hobbit,” with Guillermo del Toro directing.’
deej sends along this link to an AP/CNN article claiming that there will be 2 Hobbit themed films from Warner Bros./New Line, and filming is set to begin next year. She writes, I was reading this article about the 7th Harry Potter film being split into 2 films, and came across this: “Another famous Tolkien tome, “The Hobbit,” is also being split into two live-action movies set for back-to-back shooting to begin next year.” Read the entire article here.
Kathy writes: Orlando Bloom will be on Larry King Live on Wednesday, Oct. 24 at 8pm Eastern time on CNN. He and other guests will be discussing the environment. Following will be Planet in Peril at 9pm Eastern Time. Tvguide.com also has him listed as being on Larry King Sat. Oct. 27 at 9pm eastern, which is most likely a repeat. From CNN: October 25th (Thursday’s Show) Ben Affleck is proud of his two latest productions: “Gone, Baby Gone”, and his daughter Violet! He’ll talk to Larry about both! Then Hollywood hottie Orlando Bloom goes from big screen to big issues with the cold, hard truth about global warming. CNN’s Larry King