First official dwarf image released from The Hobbit production

Warner Brothers has released the first official image of the three Dwarf brothers Dori, Nori and Ori from Peter Jackson’s upcoming The Hobbit prequel epic, based on J.R.R. Tolkien’s classic fantasy tale. Three brothers Dori, Nori and Ori, all sons of the same mother, could not be more different from each other. Dori, the oldest, ….

Peter Jackson begins shooting long-delayed The Hobbit adaptations

Production has begun in Wellington, New Zealand, on The Hobbit, Peter Jackson’s long-delayed two film adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien’s masterpiece. The Hobbit is set in Middle-earth 60 years before Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings, which Jackson and his filmmaking team brought to the big screen in the blockbuster trilogy that culminated with the Oscar-winning ….

Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit to be shot using 30 next generation RED digital cameras

Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit film adaptations will be shot in 3D using RED Digital Cinema’s EPIC Digital Cameras, according to Videomaker. The EPIC camera features 5K resolution, can shoot up to 120 frames per second, and has a new HDRx mode for the highest possible dynamic range of any digital cinema camera ever made. Taking ….

New Line releases more details on The Hobbit 3D

The two films based on The Hobbit are now greenlit and will begin shooting in February 2011, under the direction of fan favorite Peter Jackson. New Line Cinema chief Toby Emmerich, Warner Bros. president Alan Horn, and MGM CEO Steve Cooper made the announcement recently, among high fanboy anticipation. “Under Peter’s direction, the films will ….

Guillermo del Toro leaves The Hobbit film adaptation

After two years in development on The Hobbit, HeatVision reports that director Guillermo del Toro has announced that he’s leaving the long-delayed J.R.R. Tolkien 2-film adaptation. “In light of ongoing delays in the setting of a start date for filming “The Hobbit,” I am faced with the hardest decision of my life,” del Toro wrote ….

Sir Ian McKellen talks Hobbit films and X-Men Origins: Magneto

Empire Magazine chatted up Sir Ian McKellen at the San Sebastian Film Festival recently about his involvement with The Hobbit, as well as the fate of the X-Men. The distinguished actor was attending the event to accept a lifetime achievement award. Regarding The Hobbit: It’s been established that McKellen would reprise his role as Gandalf ….

Will we find out who The Hobbit’s Bilbo will be during Comic-Con ’09?

A Los Angeles Times blog and Sci-Fi Wire is surmising that a big casting announcement may come during Comic-Con International next week. Rumor is that it’s possible the name of the lead star of Guillermo del Toro’s The Hobbit will be announced at some point during the Con, fueled by the fact that many of ….

More on The Strain – Del Toro book signings in L.A. and N.Y.C. and The Strain book trailer

I’m getting more excited about The Strain by the day. The website looks great, and now there’s this book trailer making the rounds, that puts things on a whole new level. I think the only reason no one’s announced that he’ll make film adaptations from this series, is his incredibly busy schedule. But can that ….

Keanu Reeves and Guillermo del Toro working on separate Dr. Jekyll film projects for Universal

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Universal is developing a modern retelling of The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, with Keanu Reeves attached to star and Justin Haythe, who wrote Revolutionary Road, writing the screenplay. Nicolas Winding Refn, who directed the Pusher trilogy and the critically acclaimed Bronson, is in negotiations to direct ….