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The Hobbit trailer

Elijah Wood has reported that the trailer for The Hobbit will premiere in the US in front of The Adventures of Tintin on 21st December. Although he has not seen the trailer he does have a sense of what is going to be in it. You can read the full story here.

Gandalf’s on the move!

Sir Ian McKellen has up-dated his official blog with news about the filming of The Hobbit in various locations in New Zealand

Quint on the set of The Hobbit, Part 5

Eric, ‘Quint’ Vespe has just posted his fifth article as an embedded reporter on the set of The Hobbit. The article, subtitled; ‘Thorin’s Dilemma’, deals primarily with the locations used for a meeting between Thorin and Gandalf and can be found here.

Quint on the set of The Hobbit, Part 4

Eric ‘Quint’ Vespe of ‘Ain’t it Cool News’ has recently posted his 4th installment from the set of The hobbit. The article, subtitled; ‘A Palaver of Istari’, can be found here.

Elijah Wood’s Hobbit Reunion

Elijah Wood found filming ‘The Hobbit’ movies to be like a “family reunion”. You can read the full story here.

Benedict Cumberbatch on playing Smaug

Click here for Collider’s interview with Benedict Cumberbatch, in which he discusses preparing for his motion-capture work as Smaug in the upcoming Hobbit movies.

Quint on the set of The Hobbit Part 3

To read Eric (Quint) Vespe’s final ‘Hobbiton’ article as an imbedded reporter/extra on the set of The Hobbit click here. This ‘Ain’t It Cool News’ article focuses on some of the work needed to rebuild Hobbiton for the films.

Quint, on the set of The Hobbit, Part 2

In this amusing article, his second on; , Quint on the set of the Hobbit’, Eric Vespe, a writer/ cast member on the set of The Hobbit, once more discusses his role as a Hobbit.

note; This article does contain some mature content.

Peter Jackson posts Hobbit Production Video #4

Peter Jackson has posted a new production video from the set of ‘The Hobbit’. The video, much of which was filmed in a psychedelically painted Mirkwood, discusses many of the technical aspects of filming in 3-D and includes appearances from Gandalf (Ian McKellen), Elrond (Hugo Weaving) and Bilbo (Martin Freeman), along with Thorin Oakenshield (Richard Armitage) and most of his Dwarven companions. To see the video, posted on Peter Jackson’s Facebook page, click here.

Visit Hobbiton on your next New Zealand vacation!

Unlike the set built for The Lord of the Rings, the new Hobbiton set is being built to last. According to this article in, which includes some video narrated by cast members, forty-four Hobbit holes, a bridge, and even a Green Dragon pub, will be permanently available to visitors coming to the small New Zealand town of Matamata.