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NOV
19
2 YEARS

Peter Jackson Denies 'Hobbit' Animal Claims

Peter Jackson Denies 'Hobbit' Animal Claims

Peter Jackson and the producers of The Hobbit trilogy "completely reject" allegations made by animal wranglers involved in making the films that the production was responsible for the deaths of as many as 27 animals on set in New Zealand.

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OCT
31
2 YEARS

Peter Jackson Makes Cameo in Hobbit-Filled Air New Zealand Safety Clip (Video)

Peter Jackson Makes Cameo in Hobbit-Filled Air New Zealand Safety Clip (Video)

Passengers on Air New Zealand won't be sitting through a very dull safety video -- instead they'll see a clip that features Gollum crawling through the aisles and Peter Jackson finding the One Ring on the cabin floor.

PHOTOS: The Hard Road to 'The Hobbit'

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OCT
23
2 YEARS

First 'Hobbit' TV Spot Shows Bilbo Leaving Home (Video)

First 'Hobbit' TV Spot Shows Bilbo Leaving Home (Video)

Though brief, there’s a lot packed into the first TV spot for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. There are Trolls, Dwarves and, of course, Bilbo Baggins.

The spot delves into Bilbo (Martin Freeman) being forced of his comfort zone and into the world -- a prospect he finds unsavory.

PHOTOS: The Hard Road to 'The Hobbit'

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SEP
22
2 YEARS

'Hobbit' Poster Reveals a Sword-Wielding Bilbo (Photo)

'Hobbit' Poster Reveals a Sword-Wielding Bilbo (Photo)

Peter Jackson has been treating fans to new Hobbit footage this week, but this new poster has all you really need: Bilbo, Sting and the Shire’s finest overcoat.

Martin Freeman’s Bilbo looks determined enough to slay a dragon in this promo for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, the first of three films adapting J.R.R. Tolkien's classic book.

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SEP
19
2 YEARS

'The Hobbit' Trailer Takes Bilbo & Company on an 'Unexpected Journey' (Video)

'The Hobbit' Trailer Takes Bilbo & Company on an 'Unexpected Journey' (Video)

Nearly all the old elements are back: the magnificent vistas, darkened caves, gregarious dwarves, a creeping ring-coveter, a glowing Cate Blanchett and a powerful greying wizard. Add in a hairy-footed Watson from Sherlock, and you've got a hot preview for the new set of chapters in Peter Jackson's epic adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien's adventure series.

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AUG
7
2 YEARS

'The Hobbit' Gets Slightly Expanded Trailer (Video)

'The Hobbit' Gets Slightly Expanded Trailer (Video)

The Hobbit series is getting bigger—and so is its trailer.

A pretty much the same, but slightly longer, trailer for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey has hit the web, and it includes a bit more of Bag End, Hobbiton, and Gandalf. But the changes are so tough to spot that it's been dubbed Hobbit Trailer 1.1 by Tolkienites.

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JUL
24
2 YEARS

'The Hobbit' Filmmakers in Deep Talks With Warner Bros. to Make Third Movie

'The Hobbit' Filmmakers in Deep Talks With Warner Bros. to Make Third Movie

Peter Jackson is looking to return to Middle Earth yet again.

Sources close to the production of The Hobbit say the filmmaker has concluded that he wants to turn his upcoming two-film adaptation of the J.R.R. Tolkien epic into a trilogy. That would require additional shooting that sources say could take place next summer for about two months in New Zealand.

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JUL
23
2 YEARS

New 'Hobbit' Production Diary Showcases Dwarves, Dale and Design Magic (Video)

New 'Hobbit' Production Diary Showcases Dwarves, Dale and Design Magic (Video)

For the unlucky Tolkien fans unable to make it to San Diego, fear not: The Hobbit is coming to you. And you don't even have to deal with the deafening screams.

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JUL
14
2 YEARS

Comic-Con 2012: 'Hobbit' Footage Thrills With Elves, Giants and Orlando Bloom

Comic-Con 2012: 'Hobbit' Footage Thrills With Elves, Giants and Orlando Bloom

Warner Bros. didn’t screen The Hobbit footage in 3D nor at 48 frames-per-second (a speed Hall H wasn’t equipped for). Instead, the studio played it safe with 2D, but the fans didn’t seem to mind.

That’s because the footage shown, a collection of full scenes as well as action clips, was packed with elves, giants, and Orlando Bloom as Legolas, all sights that more than enraptured the audience. (There was no Smaug, the dragon at the center of the book and movie, though.)

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JUL
14
2 YEARS

Comic-Con 2012: Andy Serkis on Playing Gollum, Directing Second Unit on 'The Hobbit' (Video)

Comic-Con 2012: Andy Serkis on Playing Gollum, Directing Second Unit on 'The Hobbit' (Video)

Andy Serkis, the master behind performance-capture who brought Gollum to life in the Lord of the Rings trilogy, returns to the screen in The Hobbit. But not only does he reprise his role as Gollum for Peter Jackson’s epic, but he stepped behind the camera to direct the second unit of the project.

PHOTOS: The Scene at Comic-Con 2012: Day 2

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JUL
9
2 YEARS

Comic-Con 2012: First-Look at Lego's 'Hobbit' Mini-Figurines (Exclusive)

Comic-Con 2012: First-Look at Lego's 'Hobbit' Mini-Figurines (Exclusive)

Although The Hobbit is billed as an unexpected journey, the trip to Comic-Con is a familiar one for director Peter Jackson -- Warner Bros.' panel Thursday in Hall H will be his third appearance at the San Diego gathering.

And Lego, which has the licenses for both The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, also will be spreading its dragon wings with reveals of its film-themed sets and figures, as well as secret activities at the Con.

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JUL
7
2 YEARS

Comic-Con 2012: Peter Jackson Unveils 'Hobbit' Poster on Facebook

Comic-Con 2012: Peter Jackson Unveils 'Hobbit' Poster on Facebook

A true wizard is as comfortable in San Diego as he is climbing the mountains of Middle-earth, and Peter Jackson has the poster to prove it.

After wrapping a 266-day principal photography shoot for his two-part Hobbit epic, Jackson has released a poster promoting the Lord of the Rings prequel’s appearance at Comic-Con. The poster features Gandalf (Sir Ian McKellan) walking along a path in Hobbiton and looking like a wizard on a mission.

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JUL
6
2 YEARS

'The Hobbit' Completes Filming, Peter Jackson Posts Facebook Message (Photo)

'The Hobbit' Completes Filming, Peter Jackson Posts Facebook Message (Photo)

An Unexpected Journey has reached its end.

A set of prequels years and some legal wranglings in the making, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey and The Hobbit: There and Back Again finished shooting in New Zealand on Thursday, director Peter Jackson wrote on his Facebook page.

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MAY
18
3 YEARS

Benedict Cumberbatch: What's After 'Sherlock' Series 2?

Benedict Cumberbatch: What's After 'Sherlock' Series 2?

Although Sherlock will complete its second run on U.S. television on Sunday night, it won't take much detective work to track down the future whereabouts of its star, Benedict Cumberbatch.

The 35-year old Brit, recently voted The Sun's Sexiest Man thanks to help from his rabid Tumblr fanbase, has a long line of roles ready to for the big screen.

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