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Guillermo del Toro Talks about ‘The Hobbit’

In this MTV interview, Guillermo del Toro proffered his thoughts on letting go of the project and whether he thinks Jackson will officially take over “The Hobbit.”

You can read the full story here.

Is Sylvester McCoy the new Bilbo?

Since the news broke that the Peter Jackson is casting for The Hobbit rumors are starting about who might be cast in some of the roles. The latest is that ex Dr Who actor Sylvester McCoy might be up for a major role. You can read the full story here.

Silver Leaves Issue 3 Released

Issue 3 of Silver Leaves, the journal of the White Tree Fund, has been released. The theme for this special super-sized issue is “Tolkien / Fantasy Art and Artists,” and it features works by Tim Kirk, Ted Nasmith, Colleen Doran, Jef Murray, Hyatt Moore, Anke Eissmann, David Wyatt, Virginia Lee, John Dickenson, and more, along with the normal academic and creative content.

Issues can be ordered (either print or electronically) from here .

Jackson busy meeting actors for ‘The Hobbit’

Even though there is as yet no production go ahead for the movies, Peter Jackson is in L.A. this week meeting with actors.

Meanwhile Warner Brothers is working on getting MGM to sign off on the films so that Warner Brothers can fund the films themselves.

You can read the full story here.

Ian McKellan may quit ‘The Hobbit”

Ian McKellan is growing frustrated with delays and is considering backing out of The Hobbit. You can read the fully story here.

New LotR video game coming in September!

Have you been looking for a new way to relive your favorite story of all time? Look no further! This September a new LotR game will be released: The Lord of the Rings: Aragorn’s Quest. The game follows Aragorn on his greatest quests and travels throughout Middle Earth, and will be available for ps3 and Wii platforms, as well as ps2 and Nintendo DS.

The official website with more information, videos and images of the game can be found here.