A few months ago, we were ecstatic to hear that legendary 'Lord of the Rings' director Peter Jackson could potentially tackle an episode of 'Doctor Who,' despite his busy schedule working on 'The Hobbit.' Now, in advance of 'Doctor Who's' season 7B premiere, that dream has just gotten a bit closer to reality...for a price. Find out what would bring Peter Jackson to direct 'Doctor Who' inside!
When it was announced that 'The Hobbit' would be turned from two films into three, it seemed possible that Warner Brothers and Peter Jackson could kill themselves trying to deliver an additional three hour movie only seven months after the release of the second. So it's not a big surprise that 'The Hobbit: There and Back Again' has been pushed from July 18 to December 13, 2014.
After years of anticipation, 'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey' is finally in theaters and outside of money and transportation, there's nothing stopping you from going to see it right now. However, if money or transportation are a problem for you right now, you can always watch the concluding chapter of Peter Jackson's wonderful video blog about the making of the film. The focus this time? Finishing the film and getting it to the premiere!
When 'The Adventures of Tintin' was released last December it was supposedly the start of a trilogy that Peter Jackson and Steven Spielberg were going to produce together and trade off directing duties. The film didn't perform strongly in America (though that was expected), but international numbers didn't made a sequel look like a done deal. Now Jackson has weighed in on the follow up, and it's going to happen.
'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey,' the first film in Peter Jackson's 'The Hobbit' film trilogy, has been long in the making. The professed J.R.R. Tolkien fan has been wanting to turn this beloved book into a big screen adaptation for some time, and the debut of the 'Lord of the Rings' movie trilogy was a step towards this fulfillment. But it certainly wasn't an easy road as many people teamed up to put this project together.
Before you see 'An Unexpected Journey' in theaters when it hits this Friday, December 14, take a look at this collection of behind-the-scenes photos to get a feel for what it took to make a movie of this magnitude. Seeing a group of ogres without costume and makeup is as arguably entertaining as seeing them on screen. Or what about Sir Ian McKellen grabbing some coffe in full Gandalf attire!
Tolkien fans around the world are preparing for the December 14 release of 'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey' in many different ways. Some have gone back to painstakingly watch Peter Jackson's original 'Lord of the Rings' trilogy (even if it takes place afterward), while others continue gluing their own hair to prosthetic feet in preparation for attending the release in costume. But how is life-long Tolkien fan Stephen Colbert preparing? With a full week of 'The Colbert Report' dedicated to the film, and spotlighting its cast as guests! Who will be in attendance?
Last night saw the big world premiere of 'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey' in New Zealand. Normally most premieres are in Los Angeles but because 'The Hobbit' was shot in New Zealand (and director Peter Jackson was finishing the film in the days leading up to the premiere), the premiere was in Wellington. So what did the crowd think?