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A Summary of where ‘The Hobbit’ movies stand

Kristin Thompson, in her blog at ‘The Frodo Franchise’, has written a detailed summary of how Peter Jackson reached his settlement with NewLine, and how an agreement was reached between Jackson, MGM, and NewLine, on filming two Hobbit movies.

More Honour for Sir Ian

Sir Ian MacKellen has been made a Companion of Honour in the UK New Year Honours List, as detailed by It is a rare appointment as there are only ever 65 of these at any one time. Congratulations, Sir Ian!

Book Club Update

In our ongoing discussion of The Children of Hurin, the CoE Book Club has moved on to Chapter XII, The Return of Turin to Dor-Lomin. Feel free to join in our discussions at any time.

UK residents – win a copy of The Children of Hurin

For a chance to win one of three copies of The Children of Hurin enter the contest at My Park Magazine.

The closing date is 31st January 2008.

Shadows Of Angmar is PC MMO game of the year

The Lord of the Rings Online: Shadows of Angmar has been awarded PC MMO Game of the Year by GameSpy and also named one of the top ten PC games of 2007. Click here for the full story.

LotR stage version receives 7 award nominations

The UK stage version of the Lord of the Rings has received nominations in seven categories in the Theatregoers’ Choice Awards. You can read the full story, including all the nominations here.

May The Hobbit be with you?

After discussing some of the likely candidates to direct The Hobbit, Tom Cardy speculates as to how the movies might turn out if directors such as Francis Ford Coppola and George Lucas were given the job. You can read the full article at .

Hobbit meeting in early 2008 report that Peter Jackson is due to meet with New Line in early 2008 to start the development process on The Hobbit movies. Sources confirm that, “Jackson, Walsh, and Boyens will have director, writer, and cast approval.”

The Hobbit for Christmas of 2010!

MGM along with New Line Cinema have announced that the first Hobbit movie is scheduled for Christmas of 2010.

How will we ever stand the wait?

Guillermo del Toro to direct The Hobbit?

Although not yet confirmed it has been reported that del Toro could be the one selected for the job as director for The Hobbit.