Tis the season for Movie Trailers. Now that theDark Knight has risen, everyone’s favorite hobbit has set out for the Lonely Mountain in Peter Jackson’s upcoming adaptation of, well, The Hobbit.
Frodo and the rest of the Fellowship embarked on a long and dangerous journey. So did I. Frodo carried the One Ring; I watched all fifteen discs, including over twenty hours of film and extra footage.
Is this boxed set your “Precious” or should it be cast into the fires of Mount Doom? Read On
It’s hard not to be excited for the upcoming film adaptation of The Hobbit. After Peter Jackson’s wonderful direction of the Lord of the Rings trilogy, the bar is set pretty high. But before the events that set the story into motion can hit the big screen, there is one important element that needs to be ironed out. Thankfully, for those of you worried about the possible recasting of pivotal roles, you can rest a bit easier; Ian McKellan has officially signed on to reprise his role as Gandalf the Grey. Following news that Andy Serkis, Elijah Wood, and Cate Blanchett would reprise their roles as Gollum, Frodo, and Galadriel, news broke Monday, January 10th that Ian McKellen had finally signed on.
Still in negotiations to reprise their roles for the film are Hugo Weaving as Elrond and Orlando Bloom as Legolas. The film is scheduled to begin shooting on February 14th in New Zealand.
[via The Hollywood Reporter]
So here’s the deal. I’ve been a nerd since I was very small. Very, very small. I read Heinlein when I was, seven? I know Asimov. I’m fluent in Robert Jordan. I’m legit.
But more than anything else, I know Tolkien. I do. Hardcore. I will correct your pronunciation, because I have the tapes he RECORDED BEFORE HE DIED. I have heard the man himself pronounce Elendil. I know what the Illuvatar is. I have heard, on a tape recorder from 19-freaking-80 Christopher Tolkien reading the Silmarillion. I have a F***ing signed copy, no joke. No joke.
The dust has settled and I have finally fallen into a semi-regular routine again. E3 was sensory overload defined, and I am glad to be once again moving at a less than breakneck speed. Still the experience was amazing and I would do it again in a heartbeat. Hopefully you have been keeping up with our E3 coverage, and have been keeping up on all the post. Here are my personal Top 5 Things I saw at E3 200.
5) The Move
I am a skeptic when it comes to motion gaming. Rarely do I feel it works well enough for me to get my lazy rear end off the couch and wave my arms around for an hour or so. The main reason I usually don’t enjoy motion gaming is that usually I end up waving my arms any which way I feel, knowing that it does not really make much of a difference. However I got a chance to demo a couple of the upcoming Sony Move games and found them to be very responsive. Not so much with the Kinect. The Kinect might work out the wrinkles before the holidays, but as of now I am leaning towards the Move as my motion gaming choice.
Read the rest of the list past the break.
It’s time for Things to Look Forward to… Essentially a list of stuff that’s coming out this week. One Blu to rule them all?? As Frodo and crew make their long trek to Blu Ray with The Lord of the Rings Trilogy. Fair warning this isn’t the extended version. Though if you feeling a tad more animated the 1978 Lord of the Rings Animated Movie also debuts on Blu Ray. In theaters this friday it’s a perfect time for a Date Night starring Steve Carrell and Tina Fey. If you see anything I miss drop a comment. Full Release List after the break.
Kate Madison from England has pretty much lived the dream. She saved up a ton of her money and, combined with a supplemental fund raiser, was able to — no joke here — write, direct, star in, and produce an hour-long prequel to Peter Jackson’s epic Lord of the Rings trilogy. The above banner is a legitimate screen shot from the prequel — that’s pretty accurate and professional make-up and costuming if you ask me. Check out the story from the Daily Mail.