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Here's some San Diego ComicCon follow-up:

Full transcript of Comic-Con Hobbit Panel Q&A!

The bold ‘Hobbit’ trilogy decision and what to expect

Greenbooks guest post: how old is PJ’s Gollum?

Other stuff:

Oakley to launch limited-edition 3D Hobbit glasses

Andy Serkis: Martin Freeman was unpredictable on The Hobbit - Very reminiscent of what Steve Moffat and Mark Gatiss said on one of the Sherlock S1 DVD commentaries - that for every take, Martin did it a little differently, providing the director with a whole palette from which to pick from, and making it seem as if every time was the first time that he did the scene.

Loosely related:

Translation: Swedes plan self-sufficient Hobbit village
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There's footage of the Hobbit panel at SDCC up on Youtube (thanks for the link, Prim!). Not sure how long it will be up as it's not an "official" video, or if TPTB will bother to have it removed, but watch it while you can! The footage that was shown is not included, but you get almost 24 minutes of the panel - including surprise guest Frodo Baggins! :)
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ARGH! I was almost finished with putting together a Hobbit update post, when LJ suddenly sent me to the polls page - no idea how I landed there - and when I returned and hit "restore from saved draft", it went back to the version which only had the introductory sentences! So my apologies, but I will not redo the whole long thing again, and instead point you to the following sources which are currently covering The Hobbit at San Diego Comic Con:

TheOneRing.net as well as the Facebook Pages of Weta Workshop, Peter Jackson, and The Hobbit.
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If you're interested in more pics from the recent charity performance of Ian McKellen, with the support of most of the main Hobbit cast, go here: McKellen and friends at the Opera House

For those wanting to join TORn for their Hobbit premiere tour: TORn’s own tour to New Zealand for “The Hobbit” premiere is now open for business, and also read this Quick update to the TORn Hobbit Premiere story

Primary filming for The Hobbit is nearly done?

Aaaand last but very much not least - lucky those who get to go to SD Comic Con! Obviously TORn will be there - The Comic con blitz from TORn has begun - but also some very familiar (or soon to be so) faces: ‘Hobbit’ lineup announced for Comic-Con includes Jackson, McKellen, Serkis, Armitage, Freeman, Boyens!!!
And if that's not enough reason to envy SDCC goers, this Hobbit-unrelated announcement will do it - certainly for fellow Browncoats: Entire Firefly Cast Will Reunite At Comic-Con For The Show’s 10-Year Anniversary. "The cast of FIREFLY will talk about the past, present and future of FIREFLY, 10 years after its debut. " Um, FUTURE?! I mean, there have been comics, but... could it be, after Joss' success with Avengers?! I don't dare hope...
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Andy Serkis Says Hobbit Trailer To Hit "Around Christmas"

November 15th, 2011 by Earl | Source: IGN | Discuss | 1 Comment and 13 Reactions

IGN caught up with Andy Serkis and, among other things, asked him when fans can expect the first trailer for The Hobbit. Here’s what Andy had to say:

"There will be a trailer fairly soon, actually. Around Christmas time, I believe."

Besides reprising his role as Gollum, Serkis has also taken up duties as Second Unit Director on the films, concerning which he says:

"It’s quite fascinating, I’m having a ball. It’s a huge operation, really. We’re on the road at the moment, at various different locations on South Island in New Zealand. There are some truly remarkable landscapes that we’re filming in. It’s just stunning."

Andy also spoke a bit about shooting in 5K at 48 fps. To read the entire interview, head over to IGN.

So which December film will have The Hobbit trailer playing in front of it? Join the speculation on our boards.
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‘Hobbit’ spotting rife in Otago

More Spy Photos & Video from NZ

Wood: "Hobbit May Outdo LOTR"

Andy Serkis of ‘Apes’ being promoted for Oscar - That would be amazing! I haven't seen Rise of the Planet of the Apes yet, but Andy is always so amazing in his performance - it's time that his talent is recognised!

Luke Evans’ Heart Fluttering Reaction On Stepping Into Bag End - Can't blame him! :D

Grant Major Interview No, he's not involved in The Hobbit, but he talks about designing LotR and not being involved in The Hobbit.
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Many of you have heard this already, but anyway - at long last:


McKellen and Serkis officially signed for The Hobbit

Variety today reported that “New Line confirmed Monday that Serkis, who starred in the “Lord of the Rings” trilogy, had signed for the back-to-back “Hobbit” films. Jackson’s set to start shooting next month.”

The Hollywood Reporter has run a story saying, “Ian McKellen has signed on to return as wizard Gandalf in The Hobbit, the two-pic adaptation of the J.R.R. Tolkien novel being directed by Peter Jackson.”

So we can finally all breathe a sigh of relief!

Also check out Sir Ian's post on his official website.

Elijah will not only appear in The Hobbit, but has also signed up to play Ben Gunn in a new version of Treasure Island!


Elijah Wood Officially Signs On For ‘The Hobbit’ & Brit TV Mini-Series ‘Treasure Island’

[...] Turns out that’s not all Wood is working on. He will also be taking on the role of Ben Gunn in “Treasure Island,” a two-part, four-hour miniseries that will be aired on Sky TV. Steven Barron (”Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” and countless music videos including A-Ha‘s “Take On Me”) is directing the project, with the adaptation written by Stewart Harcourt. Wood will co-star with Eddie Izzard, who is on board as Long John Silver. [...]

Now that's something I'm looking forward to see - I always loved Treasure Island, and it's a different type of role for Elijah! (As for Long John Silver, I think Brian Blessed's performance in the Return to Treasure Island miniseries will always be my favourite!)
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Linuxelf has found more old LotR video clips:

FotR premieres Wellington & New Zealand

The Final Days of RotK

Also: http://www.theonering.net/torwp/2010/04/29/36437-the-digital-bits-talks-lotr-dvds/

The Digital Bits Talks LOTR DVDs

April 29th, 2010 by xoanon

Our pal Michael Pellerin sends this in: The Digital Bits just posted a new article with me about the Theatrical LOTR BDs. This one is far more detailed than the interview I did before for HollywoodNews. I was able to go into more details about the potential future Box Set and what we have planned for it. More..

Keep an eye out for Michael to join us on TheOneRing.net Radio Show next month!

And some might be interested to hear that Andy Serkis plans UK motion-capture studio. :)
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Andy Serkis dishes out some “Hobbit” tidbits

March 29th, 2010 by Earl | Source: Digital Spy | Discuss

Speaking with Digital Spy at last night’s Empire Film Awards, Andy Serkis dished out several small but interesting tidbits about The Hobbit films.

Some very interesting tidbits too. I guess we can pretty much scratch a 2011 release of the first film off our calendars!
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Quint from AICN posted a lovely tribute to LotR photographer Pierre Vinet, which now also contains some memories by Elijah: Rest In Peace Pierre Vinet UPDATED with words from Elijah Wood and Colin Hanks

Peter Jackson Selects Andres Borghi’s Film ‘Working Day’ as ‘Your Big Break’ Winner - and it's really well done! :D You can watch it through the site that's linked from the TORn article.

Congratulations to Andy Serkis! Mark Kermode Awards Andy Serkis for ‘S&D&R&R’

On the bidding-for-MGM front, via Kristin Thompson's blog: MGM announces deadline for second round of bidding
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King Kong ship to be sunk

February 8th, 2010 by xoanon

The director used the Venture II in his 2005 remake and later sold it to a property development firm in Wellington, which kept it moored at a wharf in the city. Ownership of the vessel has now passed to Wellington Regional Council after the company went bust, and local authorities plan to scuttle the ship in the Cook Strait on Tuesday (09Feb10), reports Radio New Zealand.

The plans have proved unpopular with residents after it was revealed the sinking will cost tax payers $23,800 (£14,875), but council officials insist the ship is becoming a safety hazard and can no longer be moored at the wharf. More..

Take a look at our Scrapbook collection of ‘Venture II’ here and here

Also, congratulations to Andy Serkis: Rock & Roll On Song At London Film Awards

ETA: Original LotR art from Jerry Vanderstelt on sale @eBay - a bit *cough* out of my price range... Sorry Aragorn!

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