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Wellington gearing up for Hobbit!

Businesses and residents of Wellington are gearing up once again for Middle-Earth and the megabucks that The Hobbit could bring them!

Jackson “Too Busy” to Direct The Hobbit

The makers of the smash hit Lord of the Rings films have settled a legal dispute and agreed to make two movies based on JRR Tolkien’s The Hobbit, but most likely without Peter Jackson directing. Read more about it at Stuff.

Happy birthday Bernard Hill

December 17th was Bernard Hill’s birthday. Bernard was born in 1944 in Manchester, England and celebrates his 63rd birthday. You can read his cast bio here. In the CoE gallery there are pictures of Bernard here and of Bernard in the role of Théoden here.

Happy Birthday Bernard!

Peter Jackson to produce ‘The Hobbit’

New Line Cinema and MGM Studios have announced today that they have reached an agreement with Peter Jackson and Fran Walsh to executive produce a film version of ‘The Hobbit’. A director has yet to be named, but it has been confirmed that there will be two films, shot simultaneously: ‘The Hobbit’ and a sequel; filming is expected to begin in 2009, with the films slated to be released in 2010 and 2011 respectively. It was also announced that the legal dispute between Jackson and New Line over earnings from the LotR trilogy, which had put Jackson’s involvement with the project in doubt, has been resolved. Read more at the Official Hobbit Movie Blog.

Happy birthday Miranda Otto

Today, December 16th is Miranda Otto’s birthday. She was born in Brisbane, Australia in 1967, and is 40 today. You can read her cast bio here. In the CoE gallery there are pictures of Miranda here and of Miranda in the role of Eowyn here.

Happy Birthday Miranda!

Book Club Update

Beginning today, the CoE Book Club moves on in its discussion of The Children of Húrin, to Chapter XI, The Fall of Nargothrond. All members should feel free to pick up the book and join in the discussion.

Happy Birthday Dominic Monaghan

Today, December 8th, is Dominic Monaghan’s birthday. He was born in Berlin, Germany in 1976 and is 31 today. You can see pictures of Dominic here, pictures of Dominic in the role of Merry here and read his cast bio here.

Happy Birthday Dominic!

CoE Store Item of the Month

For the month of December the CoE store will be featuring The Cracks of Doom Diorama. Perfect for that LotR lover on your Christmas list. This piece is the first in a new series of LotR dioramas by Sideshow Collectibles. It features Frodo and Gollum in a struggle over the ring, each character measuring approximately six inches tall and made of hand painted polystone. Click here to see this wonderful new item and here to see what other great items our store has to offer. Any item purchased through our store helps with the costs of running CoE and we appreciate your business.