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First Hobbit film on track for 2012 release

Although there was initially some confusion over when the first of the two Hobbit films will be released, Warner Brothers has now confirmed that the first Movie will be released in December 2012 and the second in December 2013. You can read the fully story here.

New content for LotR EE Blu-rays

Producer Michael Pellerin revealed some very exciting news regarding the upcoming Blu-ray release of LotR Extended Editions which will contain a selection of over 20 hours of unpublished behind the scene materials that were set aside by Peter Jackson specially for this edition.

You can read the whole interview here.

Arise Sir Peter

Peter Jackson has officially become a knight of the realm. You can read the full story here.

Ronan Keating and The Hobbit

Boyzone singer Ronan Keating has revealed that he has auditioned for a part in the forthcoming movies of The Hobbit and is waiting to hear back. Ronan does not state which role he auditioned for but did say that he does not think he will get the role of the hobbit. You can read the full story here.

Simon Tolkien and his grandfather’s shadow

In this article at The Huffington Post, Simon Tolkien, grandson of JRR Tolkien, describes how the LotR movies were a turning point for him.
“I knew that the time had come to decide whether I was going to look in the mirror and see a famous man’s grandson or someone who had an identity in his own right”.

Simon started writing and now that his second novel has been published he feels he is finally “stepping out from underneath my grandfather’s shadow”.

LotR fan makes a miniature replica of Bag End

Maddie Chambers is sure to impress Tolkien fans across the world after her year long project has finally been completed: a miniature Bag End model with an incredibly detailed interior.

You can read the whole story here.

Happy belated birthday Andy Serkis

Andy Serkis celebrated his 46th birthday yesterday. Andy was born on the 20th of April, 1964, in Ruslip Manor, England. You can view some pictures of Andy here and pictures of Andy as Gollum/Smeagol can be viewed here.

Happy belated birthday Andy!

Peter Jackson on LotR 3D, Blu-rays and The Hobbit

In his recent interview for the Wall Street Journal Jackson discussed a number of interesting subjects including some great news about the filming of Hobbit’s behind the scenes.

Read the full interview here.

Happy birthday Sean Bean

Today, April 17th, is Sean Bean’s birthday. Sean was born in Sheffield, England in 1959 and is 51 today. You can view some pictures of Sean here, of Sean in the role of Boromir here and you can read his CoE cast bio here.

Happy birthday, Sean!

Richard Taylor on LotR on Blu-ray

In this interview at Hollywood News Richard Taylor, of WETA, talks about the Blu-ray release of the LotR movies. You can also watch a trilogy trailer for the Blu-ray movies.