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Dougray Scott Snubbed Lord Of The Rings Role

Dougray Scott turned down the chance to play Aragorn in 'The Lord of The Rings' trilogy.The 'Sea Fever' star admitted that he was in line for the part, which eventually went to Viggo Mortensen, but...

'Lord Of The Rings' Was Almost Directed By Quentin Tarantino

In case you needed another reason to despise Harvey Weinstein, it has now been revealed that he almost prevented 'The Lord of the Rings' film series from happening. Well, it would still have happened, but...

David Bowie Was Just Too Busy To Play Gandalf In 'Lord Of The Rings'

There have always been rumours that David Bowie was nearly in Lord of the Rings, but now we have confirmation from one of the trilogy’s casting directors.Speaking to the Huffington Post, casting director Amy Hubbard...

Could Peter Jackson Be About To Direct An Episode Of 'Doctor Who'?

If Peter Jackson hasn’t signed up to direct an episode of ‘Doctor Who’ then he’s just trolled the entire fanbase of the BBC sci-fi series. In a video posted to the director’s Facebook page on...

J.r.r. Tolkien's Annotated Map Of Middle-earth Goes On Sale

A map of Middle-Earth annotated by author J.R.R. Tolkien has gone up for sale, after being discovered in a copy of The Lord of the Rings, owned by illustrator Pauline Baynes. The map show that...

Vin Diesel Wants Tolkien Movie Role

The Furious 7 actor has been outed as a "huge Tolkien nerd" by his The Last Witch Hunter co-star Elijah Wood and he reveals Diesel is desperate to portray the character of Melkor...

Taylor Swift Threw Sir Ian Mckellen Out Of Apartment

The veteran actor tells the U.K.'s Daily Star newspaper he was living at the pad rent-free, thanks to his close friendship with the moviemaker, when it was sold to Swift. He says,...

Peter Jackson Transforms Home Into Hobbit Hole

The director, who also made The Hobbit trilogy, is said to hang out in the "playground" with superstar pals including George Lucas, Danny DeVito and Steven Spielberg. Jackson reportedly wanted every detail...

Peter Jackson Pays Tribute To Christopher Lee

The veteran actor passed away on Sunday (07Jun15) at the age of 93 following treatment for heart failure and breathing problems, prompting an outpouring of praise and fond memories when news of the...

Lord Of The Rings Cinematographer Dies Aged 59

'Lord of the Rings' cinematographer Andrew Lesnie has died of a heart attack, aged 59. The Oscar-winning picture-maker was best-known for his contribution to the production of the 'Lord of the Rings' and 'Hobbit' films,...

'The Hobbit' Star Martin Freeman Reveals 'Kinship' With Second Home New Zealand

It seems the public are not ready to let go of 'The Hobbit' just yet as it continues to triumph at the box office, topping sales yet again for a third week. Meanwhile, Martin Freeman...

First Weekend Of 2015 Sees The Hobbit Still Dominating The Box Office

This week’s box office confirmes what we’ve already suspected for a while: people love to watch fantasy over the holidays. The first weekend box office of the year was dominated by The Hobbit: Battle of...

Jamie Oliver Turned Down Hobbit Role

British celebrity chef Jamie Oliver turned down the chance to make a cameo appearance in Peter Jackson's The Hobbit trilogy because he was too busy.The Tv cookery expert was asked to play one of the...

'The Hobbit' Just Edges Out 'Into The Woods' At U.s Box Office

It was the result we all expected: The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies is No.1 at the Christmas box-office, but Peter Jackson's finale didn't have it all its own way on its second...

"Battle Of The Five Armies" Trumps "Museum", "Annie" For Weekend Box Office

So, it looks like The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies has taken over the box office while no one was watching. Well, actually, it turns out a lot of people were watching, and...

Martin Freeman's Bilbo Baggins Meets Tim Canterbury In Snl's 'The Office: Middle Earth'

Martin Freeman's acting career has been just as much an unpredictable a journey as his character Bilbo Baggins' Middle Earth quest in 'The Hobbit' series, but can you imagine his two most iconic roles joining...

Orlando Bloom On Spending Christmas With His Estranged Wife & Moving On From Legolas

Miranda Kerr and Orlando Bloom may have split up well over a year ago but that doesn't mean they hold any animosity toward each other. In fact, they will be spending Christmas Day together with...

Benedict Cumberbatch Is Honoured To Be A Part Of 'The Hobbit' Send-off

Let's not deny it - since 'The Lord of the Rings' came out, it has been almost every film-goer's dream to be a part of Middle Earth. Furthermore, it must have been incredibly enticing for...

The Hobbit Brings Peter Jackson's Saga Full Circle

With 'The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies', Peter Jackson has completed a second trilogy of films based on J.R.R. Tolkien's classic novels 'The Hobbit' and 'The Lord of the Rings'. But fans are...

A Week In Movies: Exodus And The Third Hobbit Premiere In London, As M:i 5 Films Across Town, Spectre Is Announced And Star Wars Teases The Internet

Ridley Scott was on hand for the premiere of his new biblical epic Exodus: Gods and Kings in London this week. Also on the red carpet were cast members Christian Bale, Joel Edgerton, Ben Kingsley,...

Peter Jackson Quashes Rumors Of More Middle Earth Movies

Peter Jackson has quashed rumors of further Middle Earth movies, despite Galdalf himself Sir Ian McKellen suggesting the New Zealand director wasn't done with Tolkien's universe just yet. Smaug is on the war path in...

Is 'The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies' Peter Jackson's Last Dance With Jrr Tolkien?

He’s the man who brought the Lord of the Rings trilogy to the big screen and he’s just released the final instalment of The Hobbit, but Peter Jackson could be finally finished with adapting the...

Peter Jackson Doesn't Know How To Send Emails

Peter Jackson doesn't know how to use email.The award-winning director is the creative force behind 'The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies', which features lots of impressive-looking special effects, but Peter concedes he still...

'The Hobbit: Battle Of The Five Armies' Trailer Is The Best Middle Earth Teaser Yet

A new trailer for Peter Jackson's The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies has rolled out online at the end of the big week of hype for cinema. Christopher Nolan's Interstellar is doing huge business...

Secrets To Benedict Cumberbatch's 'Smaug' Revealed In Hobbit Bonus Material

The secrets to how Benedict Cumberbatch was transformed into the fearsome dragon Smaug in The Hobbit have been revealed in behind-the-scenes footage included on the Desolation of Smaug Extended Edition Blu-Ray, set for release on...

Production Costs Of 'The Hobbit' Trilogy Revealed

The Hobbit trilogy is officially the most expensive movie series ever produced. New financial details reveal that the expenditure on the three films has totalled nearly three quarters of a billion dollars.Martin Freeman, pictured here...

Film Franchises That Go On Forever

The Hobbit trilogy has been criticised by some viewers for having too little content spread too thinly over the course of too many films. Originally, the idea was to split the 1937 J. R. R....

The Best Movie Trailers To Emerge From Comic-con 2014

The San Diego Comic-Con may be over but the buzz surrounding its contents is only just beginning. Showing teasers left, right and centre, the convention has set the scene for an exciting year of film.Here...

Middle Earth Is Ravaged By War In 'The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies' [Trailer + Pictures]

As promised by the release of Smaug from Eribor, war has descended upon Middle Earth and threatens to strip landscape of peace, serenity and beauty. The Hobbit: The Battle of The Five Armies finally has...

"The Hobbit" Hits Comic-con With Nostalgic Panel And Colbert's Trivia Quiz

If you were not at SDCC over the weekend, fret not, because some panels, like the one with the cast of The Hobbit and Stephen Colbert (what an inspired lineup) are already hitting youtube. One...

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