‘The Hobbit’ Becomes a Trilogy

July 30, 2012 || Written by Kristina in Film News, The Hobbit || No Comments

Rumors on The Hobbit splitting into three movies – instead of the announced two – can now be put to rest. Peter Jackson confirmed on his official Facebook that the action-adventure film will become even more epic by expanding into a trilogy. Check out his blog post on the matter:

It is only at the end of a shoot that you finally get the chance to sit down and have a look at the film you have made. Recently Fran, Phil and I did just this when we watched for the first time an early cut of the first movie – and a large chunk of the second. We were really pleased with the way the story was coming together, in particular, the strength of the characters and the cast who have brought them to life. All of which gave rise to a simple question: do we take this chance to tell more of the tale? And the answer from our perspective as the filmmakers, and as fans, was an unreserved ‘yes.’

We know how much of the story of Bilbo Baggins, the Wizard Gandalf, the Dwarves of Erebor, the rise of the Necromancer, and the Battle of Dol Guldur will remain untold if we do not take this chance. The richness of the story of The Hobbit, as well as some of the related material in the appendices of The Lord of the Rings, allows us to tell the full story of the adventures of Bilbo Baggins and the part he played in the sometimes dangerous, but at all times exciting, history of Middle-earth.

So, without further ado and on behalf of New Line Cinema, Warner Bros. Pictures, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Wingnut Films, and the entire cast and crew of The Hobbit films, I’d like to announce that two films will become three.

It has been an unexpected journey indeed, and in the words of Professor Tolkien himself, “a tale that grew in the telling.”


Peter J

‘The Hobbit’ Production Video #8

July 23, 2012 || Written by Kristina in Film News, The Hobbit || 6 Comments

It looks like the demand to see him was finally heard, because the eighth Hobbit production video does feature Lee Pace! There’s a brief segment where Lee talks about getting in character as Thranduil, which includes some great action shots of him preparing for the role. (It takes a lot of practice just to move like an elf.) The rest of the video is great, too, giving viewers more insight on the various sets. Lots of cast and crew are featured, saying their goodbyes, as the production videos featuring principle photography comes to a close. I’ll be adding this one to the video archive later today (as well as caps, hopefully), but enjoy this in the meantime.

Steven Spielberg’s ‘Lincoln’ Gets November Release Date(s)

July 18, 2012 || Written by Kristina in Film News, Lincoln || 2 Comments

After months of silence on the project, it has been announced that Lincoln will hit theaters in early November of this year. According to SlashFilm, the Steven Spielberg-directed film will have a limited open on November 9th before expanding for a November 16th release date. That means it will be up against two big movies that weekend, including Skyfall (the lastest Bond movie) and The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part II (also featuring Lee Pace).

“Pushing Daisies” … on Stage?

July 16, 2012 || Written by Kristina in Pushing Daisies, Rumored Projects || 2 Comments

While at 2012 Comic-Con, Bryan Fuller mentioned that he was working on a new “Pushing Daisies” project that was neither a comic book nor a miniseries. In a new interview (video above), Michael Ausiello added that the upcoming revival isn’t a film, either. When pressed if it was moving to Broadway, Bryan merely shrugged and said “perhaps.” What do you think, guys? Will we be seeing “Pushing Daisies” as a stage performance soon? An official announcement will be made once everything is arranged, but hopefully we can expect it soon!

New ’30 Beats’ Clip Featuring Lee with Paz de la Huerta

July 16, 2012 || Written by Kristina in 30 Beats, Film News || 1 Comment »

A new film clip from 30 Beats has been released via Vulture, this one featuring Lee Pace acting alongside Paz de la Huerta (“Boardwalk Empire”). At just over two minutes, it depicts her desperate struggle to connect with Lee’s character, Matt Roberts, a doctor determined to dissuade her sexual desire for him. It’s probably considered NSFW (Paz is in lingerie the entire time), but it’s not too revealing otherwise. Remember: 30 Beats hits theaters and VOD this Friday, July 20th.

New HQ ‘Breaking Dawn’ Film Still

July 13, 2012 || Written by Kristina in Film News, Gallery, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn || No Comments

The first film still from Breaking Dawn featuring Lee Pace has been added to the gallery. It features Lee – as the nomadic vampire, Garrett – in the woods with fellow vamps. This picture appeared in EW a few days ago, but a larger version is now available courtesy of ScreenSlam.

New ‘Breaking Dawn’ Poster Featuring Lee Pace

July 13, 2012 || Written by Kristina in Film News, Gallery, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn || 6 Comments

With Comic-Con underway and The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn (Part II) a featured component of this year’s convention, it’s no surprise that some promotional materials are starting to surface. Yahoo revealed a handful of character posters for the film, depicting the numerous new vampires to be featured in the second half of Breaking Dawn. Among those vamps, Lee Pace is finally given a better look. With the disheveled hair and red contacts, is he what you imagined Garrett to look like? Check out a larger version in the gallery, or head over to Yahoo if you’re interested in seeing his co-stars (including his love interest, Kate, played by Casey LaBow).

New ‘Hobbit’ Scroll Reveals Numerous Film Scenes

July 9, 2012 || Written by Kristina in Film News, Gallery, The Hobbit || No Comments

Take a look at the amazing new scroll from The Hobbit, depicting numerous scenes from the upcoming film. Unfortunately, there’s still no official look at Lee Pace as Thranduil; however, the rest of the cast on their unexpected journey look great (and so do the featured elves). When you check out this “poster” in the gallery, remember to enlarge it for best viewing.

Exclusive 2012 Comic-Con Poster for ‘The Hobbit’

July 7, 2012 || Written by Kristina in Film News, The Hobbit || No Comments

Peter Jackson just posted the above poster on his official Facebook, citing that it would be handed out at this year’s Comic-Con. The gorgeous artwork seems to call back on the pastoral elements of The Shire while incorporating the whimsy LOTR fans know and love, highlighting Sir Ian McKellen’s legendary Gandalf in the process. Here’s what he had to say about the newest poster for The Hobbit:

Hi everyone. Here’s an exclusive Comic Con poster. Be sure to get your copy in San Diego and let me know what you think of it! Cheers, Peter J

New Information on the Upcoming Film, ’30 Beats’

July 6, 2012 || Written by Kristina in 30 Beats, Film News || No Comments

With 30 Beats finally getting ready for release, some new information is surfacing. First of all, another version of a poster can be seen above, which is seemingly being used for online promotion only. Considering there’s no cast list or distributor information, I’m not entirely sure it’s official.

There will be a New York premiere for the film on July 17th. Although it’s been confirmed that Jason Day will be there, there’s no word yet on whether or not Lee Pace will make an appearance. (Considering The Hobbit is now wrapped and Lee is based in NYC, however, hopefully fans can expect him there and there’ll be pictures/interviews to report on.) When – or if – I find out the location of the event, I’ll edit the post in case anyone is close by and wants to drop in.

Remember: 30 Beats will conveniently be available on VOD, but it will also be released in select cinemas on July 20th. To see if it’ll be shown near you, check the theater listing guide.

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