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Battle for Middle-Earth II

The expansion of the game “Battle for Middle-Earth II” for the PC, the “Rise of the Witch-King” will be available in stores from this Thursday. Many new features have been added to the game. You can read the details at VFXWorld.com or visit the official site.

Elrond’s Adventure ~ Europe

The Elven Lord is thinking of visiting Europe, after his long and adventurous tour of the Americas.

For those who are interested in entertaining Elrond for a short time, taking photographs and writing up a report on his visit to you in the UK, Europe and all points East, please take a moment to check out the Rules and Conditions here in the Many Meetings Forum.

CoE TV Guide: November 26th – December 3rd

Have you ever wondered when your favorite stars from Lord of the Rings will be on TV? Now you can know! The CoE TV Guide will list almost all of the shows featuring actors and actresses from Lord of the Rings, and what channel their show will be on (US only). All times EST.

Maybe PJ will direct The Hobbit after all

IESB.net report that Saul Zaentz is, “confident that Peter will be returning to Middle Earth”. Next year New Line loses the movie rights to The Hobbit which will back revert to Saul Zaentz’s company.

Ian McKellen adds his thoughts on The Hobbit film

In his e-journal, Ian McKellen adds his thoughts about the issues surrounding The Hobbit film, saying that he finds it hard to imagine that any other director could match Peter Jackson’s Tolkien-esque achievements, and that he hopes New Line, MGM and Wingnut can resolve their differences, and sooner rather than later.

He also said that he was “very sad as I should have relished re-visiting Middle Earth with Peter again as team-leader”.

Want to ask New Line to use PJ to film the Hobbit?

If you are one of the many Ringers who feels that Peter Jackson is the director best qualified to direct The Hobbit, please contact New Line and remind them that we, the fans, are the ones that are going to be putting the most money in their pockets at the end of the day. It was the LotR fandom that made Lord of the Rings the online phenomenon that it is today, so let your voice be heard. The link to contact New Line can be found here.

Is it definitely the end of the road for PJ and The Hobbit?

Variety report on the ongoing story of whether or not PJ will direct The Hobbit movies. A spokesperson from MGM (who own the distribution rights to the future movies) has stated, “the matter of Peter Jackson directing ‘The Hobbit’ films is far from closed.”

Peter Jackson will not be making ‘The Hobbit’ movies

In an email to TORn Peter Jackson explains his legal dispute with New Line and how he has been told, ” New Line would no longer be requiring our services on the Hobbit and the LOTR ‘prequel’… the studio was now actively looking to hire another filmmaker for both projects.”

Caves, giants, pony eating miscreants. Bilbo meets baddies.

Starting today, the Book Club, in its ongoing discussion of ‘The Hobbit’, moves on to Chapter IV, Over Hill and Under Hill; in which Bilbo and his companions get captured by goblins.

Come join us if you can.

CoE TV Guide: November 19th – 26th

Have you ever wondered when your favorite stars from Lord of the Rings will be on TV? Now you can know! The CoE TV Guide will list almost all of the shows featuring actors and actresses from Lord of the Rings, and what channel their show will be on (US only). All times EST.