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Hobbit Problems for PJ to Solve

Even though The Hobbit is a simpler book than The Lord of the Rings, it comes with its own set of unique storytelling challenges. Josh Tyler at Cinema Blend takes a look at four of the biggest possible issues that Peter Jackson is going to have to tackle in the Hobbit.

What do you think? How would you resolve some of these?

It’s 3D all the way for The Hobbit

Engadget report that Peter Jackson will film The Hobbit in 3D using 30 hand-machined Red Epic cameras.

Hobbit set preview

UK film magazine Total Film has a picture previewing part of the set for The Hobbit.

Wannabe Hobbits Out In Droves

More than 700 would-be Hobbits turned out for a casting call in Hamilton, reports. The try-outs attracted part-time actors, stay-at-homes mums and a wide range of other people.

Howard Shore to Score The Hobbit

In a recent interview with Howard Shore at The Province, he has let loose the information that he will be working on the music for The Hobbit. Probably not a huge surprise, but it’s good to have it confirmed!

Will Ian McKellen be playing Gandalf?

Sir Ian McKellen has revealed the he is not “under contract” to appear in The Hobbit. You can see the full story here .

James Nesbitt cast as Bofur in The Hobbit

Empireonline report that James Nesbitt has been cast as Bofur the dwarf in The Hobbit. Newcomer Adam Brown has been cast as Ori, another member of the dwarf company.

Come join the Realm Parties!

Once again the Realms here on CoE are hosting a forum full of party rooms! For the month of November those realms that signed up will bring their favorite activities to their party rooms for all to enjoy. A new realm party room will be added every couple of days. It doesn’t matter if your in another realm or no realm at all. Just come join the fun. Meet new people. You might even find a realm you would like to become part of! You can find the parties in the Many Meetings forum or just click here.

CoE Store Item of the Month

For the month of November the CoE Store will be featuring a new item, the Green Dragon Pint Glass. This glass is deep etched with artwork featuring the famous Green Dragon Inn. Each glass measures 5 3/4 in. and holds 16 oz. And remember, each time you order through our CoE store, it helps the site.