ARTICLES RELATING TO THE HOBBIT

Hobbit filmmaker Peter Jackson changes name of trilogy finale

2014-04-25 09:58

The final installment of the blockbuster Hobbit film trilogy has been given a new name, director Peter Jackson has announced.

Monsters, space and heroes: The movies of 2013 in GIFs

2013-12-13 12:14

Life's too short to watch bad movies, so make sure you catch up with this year's movies the right way - with Channel24's movies of the year.

Martin Freeman prayed on The Hobbit set

2013-12-12 17:30

Martin Freeman admits he prayed on the set of The Hobbit while he was shooting dangerous scenes because he feared for his life.

A movie about JRR Tolkien's life in the works

2013-11-22 18:00

A biopic about Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit author JRR Tolkien is in the works. The film will chronicle the events that led to him writing the hit fantasy books.

The Butler title dispute settled

2013-07-23 21:15

The Motion Picture Association of America has settled the roiling dispute between Harvey Weinstein and Warner Bros over the use of the title The Butler.

Hobbits draw tourists to New Zealand

2013-06-10 16:19

Hobbits, elves and dragons appear to be luring tourists to New Zealand as fans await their first glimpse of the second movie in The Hobbit trilogy.

The Avengers wins big at MTV Movie Awards

2013-04-15 08:29

With a cast of superheroes and villains, The Avengers has beaten out its competitors to become the big winner at the MTV Movie Awards.

The Hobbit crosses $1bn landmark

2013-03-04 15:02

The first film in Peter Jackson's The Hobbit trilogy has surpassed the billion dollar mark at the worldwide box office - becoming only the 15th film in history to do so.

Texas Chainsaw 3D hacks its way to No 1

2013-01-07 09:03

Horror sequel Texas Chainsaw 3D has chased tiny hobbit Bilbo Baggins out of the top spot at the US box office.

Peter Jackson can't take time off

2012-12-28 18:49

The Hobbit director Peter Jackson says he hates taking any time off when he is immersed in his filmmaking projects.

The Hobbit beats off Tom Cruise

2012-12-24 09:37

Tiny hobbit Bilbo Baggins is running circles around some of the biggest names in Hollywood, holding off a box office challenge from Tom Cruise's latest action flick Jack Reacher.

Hobbit shatters December box office

2012-12-18 09:24

The first film in The Hobbit trilogy has raked in $223m at the global box office this weekend, achieving the highest-ever gross for a movie opening in the US in December.

Ian McKellen battling prostate cancer

2012-12-11 17:48

Sir Ian McKellen has revealed that he has been battling prostate cancer for nearly "six or seven years" now, but insists he is "absolutely fine".

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (3D)

2012-12-05 14:41

Sure to delight the faithful, the occasionally brilliant but maddeningly uneven first instalment in an already over-stretched trilogy isn't going to win over any new converts.

Home crowd frenzy for The Hobbit premiere

2012-11-29 08:40

Cate Blanchett, Peter Jackson and Elijah Wood have greeted hundreds of thousands of fans at the world premiere of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey in Wellington, New Zealand.

Hobbit fever grips New Zealand

2012-11-26 15:22

Up to 100 000 people are expected to line the streets of Wellington for the world premiere of director Peter Jackson's long-awaited Middle Earth epic The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.

Tolkien heirs sue over merchandising

2012-11-21 08:39

The heirs of late author JRR Tolkien are suing the producers of The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit movie trilogies over alleged exploitative merchandising.

Hobbit producers deny animal cruelty

2012-11-20 08:13

The producers of The Hobbit movies have rejected allegations that animals died due to mistreatment during the making of Peter Jackson's highly anticipated Tolkien trilogy in New Zealand.

Third Hobbit borrows title, gets release date

2012-09-03 08:09

The third Hobbit movie will be released worldwide in July 2014, after taking on the title of the second film - which now has a new name.

It's official: The Hobbit to be a trilogy

2012-07-31 07:37

Peter Jackson has announced that The Hobbit will be released as a trilogy, with the final instalment in The Lord of the Rings prequel to be released in late 2014.

Peter Jackson planning third Hobbit film

2012-07-16 21:00

Peter Jackson is in talks about making a third The Hobbit film by splitting The Hobbit: There and Back Again, due for release in December 2013, in two.

The Hobbit to premiere in New Zealand

2012-06-06 16:09

The world premiere for the first The Hobbit film is set to be held in Wellington, New Zealand, more than two weeks before the film's official release.

Orlando, Djimon to play SA cops

2012-02-21 16:20

Orlando Bloom and Djimon Hounsou have been named as the stars of Zulu, a new thriller set in South Africa about two cops investigating the death of a rugby player's young daughter.

 

Hobbit towers over competition at box office

2013-12-17 11:12

The latest installment of the Tolkien epic series, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, is dominating the top of the box office with a $73.7m opening weekend.

Weinstein brothers sue Time Warner over The Hobbit films

2013-12-12 11:17

Movie producers Bob and Harvey Weinstein have sued Time Warner Inc for at least $75m over its decision to divide the screen adaptation of JRR Tolkien's book The Hobbit into three parts.

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The latest trailer for thei highly anticipated second installment of The Hobbit where we get a first listen of Benedict Cumberbatch's smouldering Smaug voice.

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The second in a trilogy of films adapting The Hobbit, by JRR Tolkien, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug continues the adventures of the title character Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman) as he journeys with the Wizard Gandalf (Ian McKellen) and thirteen Dwarves, led by Thorin Oakenshield (Richard Armitage) on an epic quest to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor. In cinemas 13 December.

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Luke Evans lands The Crow lead

2013-05-07 16:00

The Hobbit star Luke Evans has landed the lead role in the remake of The Crow, and production on the film will be delayed to accommodate his busy schedule.

Skyfall wins big at Empire Film Awards

2013-03-25 13:45

Skyfall, its director Sam Mendes and The Hobbit have been named as the big winners at the Jameson Empire Film Awards held in London.

The Hobbit finale release moved back

2013-03-01 14:39

Bad news, Peter Jackson fans: The release of the third Hobbit movie There and Back Again has been delayed by 5 months.

The Hobbit stays top for third week

2012-12-31 11:00

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey continues to rule them all at the box office, staying on top for a third-straight week and capping a record-setting $10.8 billion year in moviegoing.

Peter Jackson: 3D is the way forward

2012-12-24 18:02

The Hobbit director Peter Jackson loves using 3D in his movies because he thinks it helps bring the audience into his films.

Andy Serkis: Gollum is an addict

2012-12-18 22:02

Andy Serkis says he based his power-mad The Hobbit character Gollum on modern-day addicts.

Ian McKellen: Hobbit like coming home

2012-12-13 21:28

Sir Ian McKellen has admitted that returning to New Zealand to reprise his Lord of the Rings role as wizard Gandalf in The Hobbit trilogy was like returning home.

Martin Freeman wasn't a Hobbit fan

2012-12-10 19:52

The Hobbit star Martin Freeman has confessed he had never read JRR Tolkien's epic fantasy novel before accepting the role of Bilbo Baggins.

High Frame Rate Hobbit gets SA screening

2012-12-03 13:20

Nu Metro has announced that they will be screening The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey in its unique High Frame Rate 3D format at Montecasino.

NZ must probe Hobbit abuse - PETA

2012-11-27 10:13

The animal rights group PETA has called on New Zealand's government to probe what it said was the death of horses, chickens and other animal extras on the set of The Hobbit movies.

Peter Jackson: PETA claims unsupported

2012-11-21 11:42

Sir Peter Jackson has hit back at PETA's claims that 27 animals had died in poor conditions while filming The Hobbit, saying they should verify their sources.

Hobbit animals died of natural causes

2012-11-20 17:24

Producers on The Hobbit film series have come out saying that some of the animals that died during the shooting of the film series, had died of natural causes.

New full-length Hobbit trailer lands

2012-09-20 10:58

A stunning new trailer for the first part of Peter Jackson's much-anticipated The Hobbit trilogy, An Unexpected Journey, has been released by Warner Bros.

Avengers villain named hottest actor

2012-08-03 20:33

Tom Hiddleston has been named the world's hottest actor, thanks to his role as villain Loki in The Avengers, with Kristen Stewart crowned hottest actress in a Total Film poll.

Gollum voice issues for The Hobbit

2012-07-30 19:41

Andy Serkis says he found it difficult to reprise the role of Gollum in The Hobbit because he initially sounded like a parody of the sly creature.

Fans love new Hobbit movie

2012-07-15 13:51

The crowd attending Peter Jackson's The Hobbit preview at the Comic-Con convention in California went wild over a 12-minute reel the filmmaker and his colleagues screened.

Peter Jackson unveils Hobbit scenes

2012-04-25 13:04

Director Peter Jackson has previewed 10 minutes of footage from The Hobbit, but some critics claim that the footage looked like a "a low-budget TV show".

Peter Jackson to direct Tintin sequel

2012-02-14 16:53

Steven Spielberg has revealed that Peter Jackson will direct the Tintin sequel after they struck a deal to alternate directing duties before the first movie was shot.

 
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