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CoE Store Item of the Month

For the month of April the CoE Store will be featuring the Lord of the Rings Trilogy on Blu-ray disc. This box set features the theatrical versions of all three movies on blu-ray as well as bonus material for a 9 disc set. Enjoy these beloved movies in a whole new way.

Happy Birthday Hugo Weaving

Today, the 4th of April, is Hugo Weaving’s birthday. Hugo was born in Nigeria in 1960, and is 50 today. You can view pictures of Hugo here and pictures of Hugo in the role of Elrond here.

Interview with Richard Taylor

In an interview at MTV Richard Taylor, of Weta Workshop, talks about the forthcoming movies of The Hobbit. He reveals that so far they have not started fully on pre-production and are in the design phase.

He comments; “it’s fantastic to think that we’re going to be able to develop the dwarves to such a higher degree … the richness of their culture. The fact that through so many different dwarfs, you’ll get to appreciate their cultural differences, where they come from, them as a people”.

Glad to be back as Gandalf

In this short video interview at itn Ian McKellen reveals that he’s glad to be back as Gandalf. He says that The Hobbit is a film that deserves to be made and the Gandalf is with him every day.

N.B. Before the interview plays you have to watch a short advert!

Andy Serkis interview

In an interview at Digital Spy Andy Serkis reveals that he expects filming for The Hobbit to start before the end of 2010 and he also confirms that the role of Bilbo has yet to be cast. You can view a video of the interview at Digital Spy.