NEWS & HEADLINES (All)
|New Poster for "The Hobbit"|
July 8th, 2012
Warner Bros has unveiled a new Comic-Con poster for "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey," which is the first of two "Lord of the Rings" prequels.
|"The Hobbit" Finished Shooting!|
July 6th, 2012
Director Peter Jackson has updated his Facebook page with news that filming for "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" and "The Hobbit: There and Back Again" has wrapped.
|"The Hobbit" Magazine Cover and Photos|
July 3rd, 2012
Entertainment Weekly has unveiled the cover of its latest issue, which features a look at Ian McKellen as Gandalf and Martin Freeman as Bilbo Baggins from "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.
|Two More "The Hobbit" Promo Photos|
July 15th, 2011
Today we have two more promo photos of characters from "The Hobbit" prequels, featuring Bombur (Stephen Hunter), Bofur (James Nesbitt), Bifur (William Kircher), Balin (Ken Stott) and Dwalin (Graham McTavish).
|Two New "The Hobbit" Photos|
June 30th, 2011
About a week ago, Entertainment Weekly unveiled the first photos from "The Hobbit" prequels, giving us a look at Martin Freeman as Bilbo Baggins and Ian McKellen as Gandalf.
|Stephen Fry Joins "The Hobbit" Cast|
May 19th, 2011
Peter Jackson has confirmed on his Facebook page that "The Hobbit" is nearing the end of the first shooting block and revealed that Stephen Fry (Sherlock Holmes 2, V for Vendetta) has joined the cast.
|"The Hobbit" Titles Revealed?|
March 3rd, 2011
With only three weeks left before Peter Jackson begins filming "The Hobbit" prequels, TheOneRing got word that New Line just registered two film titles that are likely the titles for the prequels.
|Ian McKellen Confirmed for "The Hobbit"|
November 27th, 2010
While "The Hobbit" was facing union strikes, the lose of a director and endless delays, Ian McKellen kept saying that he will not return for the films if they take too long to head into production.
|Ian McKellen Not Signed On for "The Hobbit"|
November 2nd, 2010
"The Hobbit" seems to be on track; Peter Jackson is on board to direct, a cast has been put together, Warner Bros has greenlit the movie, a release date has been chosen, and actors unions dropped their boycott.
|"The Hobbit" to Stay in New Zealand!|
October 27th, 2010
Despite all the threats, deep down we all knew Peter Jackson was never going to move "The Hobbit" out of New Zealand, especially since actors unions have backed off and the move could potentially kill the movie industry in the country.
|"The Hobbit" Cast Announced!|
October 22nd, 2010
Since "The Hobbit" prequels have already been greenlit and Peter Jackson has been confirmed as the director, Warner Bros is moving forward and has now announced the cast of the upcoming films, which will hit theaters in December of 2012 and December of 2013.
|Two Magnetos to Star in "The Hobbit"|
October 17th, 2010
With the recent announcement that "The Hobbit" prequels have been greenlit, director Peter Jackson (Lord of the Rings) is now putting together a cast before filming begins in February.
|Studios Respond to Unions' "The Hobbit" Boycott|
September 28th, 2010
Australian union MEAA was recently joined by other major acting unions (including Screen Actors Guild) to boycott "The Hobbit" films due to claims that producers are offering non-union agreements with no guaranteed minimum payments or conditions.
|Martin Freeman to Play Bilbo Baggins in "The Hobbit"?|
September 8th, 2010
The Sun newspaper just ran a story stating that Martin Freeman (UK' "The Office," Hot Fuzz) declined an offer to play Bilbo Baggins in the Peter Jackson's "The Hobbit" prequels due to his commitment to the BBC series "Sherlock," in which he plays Dr Watson.
|Orlando Bloom Wants to Return for "The Hobbit"|
January 26th, 2010
"The Hobbit" films have yet to begin casting, which is why Orlando Bloom decided to contact Peter Jackson to let him know that he would love to reprise his role as Elven archer Legolas in the "Lord of the Rings" prequels.
|"The Hobbit" Prequels Delayed by a Year|
January 23rd, 2010
Ever since "The Hobbit" prequels were announced, the plan was always to release the first installment in theaters in December of 2011 and then the second installment in December of 2012.
|Tobey Maguire Denies "The Hobbit" Rumor|
December 16th, 2009
A few days ago, Tobey Maguire was overheard saying that he is planning something with director Guillermo Del Toro, immediately sparking rumors that he may be in-talks for the Bilbo Baggins role in "The Hobbit.
|"The Hobbit" Lawsuit is Settled|
September 8th, 2009
Last year, the heirs of JRR Tolkien threatened to stop the development of "The Hobbit" prequels by filing a lawsuit against New Line Cinema for $150 million in compensatory damages based on breach of contract, fraud and other claims.
|"The Hobbit" Not Yet Greenlit|
July 29th, 2009
It seems like Peter Jackson and Guillermo Del Toro have been working on "The Hobbit" prequels for a while now, but according to Jackson, they have yet to complete the script, begin casting or try to get the project greenlit.
|"The Hobbit" Could be in Trouble|
July 17th, 2009
Back in September, we reported that the son of "Lord of the Rings" author JRR Tolkien filed a suit against New Line and Time Warner for failure to pay any royalties from the estimated $6 billion (he said) the movies have grossed worldwide.
|Update: Who Will Play Bilbo Baggins in "The Hobbit"?|
July 17th, 2009
Comic-Con is right around the corner and since Peter Jackson will be in attendance to promote his upcoming "District 9" film, some believe that he will take advantage of the event to also announce who will play Bilbo Baggins in his "The Hobbit" films.
|Will "The Hobbit" be in 3D and IMAX?|
October 29th, 2008
One of the rumors surrounding the upcoming "The Hobbit" films is that they will appear in theaters in 3D and IMAX formats, but director Guillermo Del Toro is not convinced that it will end up that way.
|Writing Begins on "The Hobbit" Films|
August 20th, 2008
Entertainment Weekly is reporting that "The Lord of the Rings" screenwriting team of Peter Jackson, Fran Walsh and Philippa Boyens will join director Guillermo del Toro to work on the script for the two planned "The Hobbit" movies.
|Saruman in "The Hobbit"?|
June 5th, 2008
Empire magazine got the chance to speak to Christopher Lee, who said that he would be interested in reprising his role of Saruman in the upcoming "The Hobbit" movies.
|Guillermo del Toro Talks "The Hobbit"|
March 19th, 2008
TheOneRing got the chance to speak to director Guillermo del Toro, who revealed that while everyone believes he will go on to helm "The Hobbit" and its sequel, nothing is yet confirmed.
|"The Hobbit" Tied Up in Lawsuit|
February 12th, 2008
The Tolkien Trust (a British charity that manages the estate of JRR Tolkien) and publisher HarperCollins brought a $150 million lawsuit against New Line Cinema on Monday.
|Peter Jackson Returns for Two "Hobbit" Films|
December 18th, 2007
Director Peter Jackson, MGM CEO Harry Sloan and New Line Cinema Co-CEOs Bob Shaye and Michael Lynne have jointly announced today that they have entered into a series of agreements regarding "The Lord of the Rings" franchise.
|Ian McKellen Would Return for "The Hobbit"|
October 15th, 2007
Ian McKellen, who is wrapping up the American leg of his world tour in King Lear, told the Reuters news service that he wouldn't mind reprising the role of Gandalf in the proposed The Hobbit, should it happen.
|"The Hobbit" Will Definitely Happen|
October 11th, 2007
After the big feud between New Line CEO Bob Shaye and "Lord of the Rings" director Peter Jackson, things have quieted down and are actually headed in the direction of reconcilement.
|"The Hobbit" Moving Forward|
October 5th, 2007
Entertainment Weekly reports that New Line Cinema CEO Robert Shaye and director Peter Jackson may finally be nearing a resolution that could mean good news for "The Hobbit.
|Peter Jackson in Talks for "The Hobbit"|
August 11th, 2007
WorstPreviews has dedicated a good amount of time to keep you informed about "The Hobbit," especially all the arguments between director Peter Jackson (Lord of the Rings) and New Line CEO Bob Shaye.
|Sean Bean in "The Hobbit"|
January 17th, 2007
Sean Bean has revealed that he would be willing to star in "The Hobbit" provided New Line find a decent replacement for Peter Jackson.
|Peter Jackson Fights Back|
January 11th, 2007
Officially from Wingnut, Peter Jackson posted a response to New Line CEO, Bob Shaye's, harsh comments about never working together again.
|MGM's Five Core Franchises|
November 15th, 2006
MGM Chief Exec Harry Sloan was in London for the world premiere of "Casino Royale," where he highlighted MGM's five core franchises - Bond, the Pink Panther, Thomas Crown, Rocky and the Hobbit.