The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey News

Watching the HFR 3D Version of "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug" in an RPX (IMAX-Lite) Theater

3:40 PM 12/18/2013 by Senh Duong
Having experienced the amazing detail of the HFR 3D version of Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey last year, the next frontier for me was the same format in an IMAX theater. Unfortunately, my local IMAX theater didn’t show An Unexpected Journey in the HFR format and won’t do so for its sequel The Hobbit:


Warner Bros Slams Weinstein's $75M Lawsuit Over 'Hobbit' Profits – The studio today said that Bob and Harvey Weinstein made a big blunder over the rights to The Hobbit movies and now they’re trying to fix their own mistake through the courts by suing today over profits from upcoming sequels. ”This is about one of the great blunders in movie history, said WB in a statement today after the brothers and Miramax filed a $75 million in damages lawsuit in NY Superior Court today. 8 years 51 weeks ago via brucelee

Check out these heartwarming behind the scenes photos from the making of The Hobbit Trilogy! – Martin Freeman keeps things light during the making of Peter Jackson's epic Hobbit Trilogy! Read the full article on AICN Ahoy, squirts! Quint here. In my months spent tagging along with those crazy Hobbit film people I was once again blown away by the generous, friendly and familial atmosphere that for some reason just permeates the air in New Zealand. 9 years 6 weeks ago via jetli

Peter Jackson will return to smaller films after 'The Hobbit' – Although he's sill hard at work on the "Hobbit" trilogy, which continues in December's "Desolation of Smaug," Peter Jackson is looking forward to a break from epic filmmaking and a return to smaller films with smaller budgets. 9 years 6 weeks ago via donnieyen

'Hobbit' Trilogy Price Tag Over Half A Billion Dollars (So Far) – Warner Bros.‘ three Hobbit films have racked up over half a billion dollars in production costs, reports the AP, citing Kiwi financial filings that say Peter Jackson has spent $676 million New Zealand dollars ($561 million US) so far on his LOTR follow-ups. But that figure’s just the total so far as of March 31 and doesn’t include post-March spending, post-production expenses, and marketing costs. 9 years 9 weeks ago via donnieyen

The Hobbit Trilogy Has Cost Over $500 Million So Far – You have to spend money to make money. Warner Bros. is figuring that lesson out, for while Pete Jackson’s first film in the Hobbit trilogy certainly banked a healthy amount of cash, the series already has cost the studio more than the entire Lord of the Rings series did several years ago. 9 years 9 weeks ago via donnieyen

The Hobbit Extended Edition Blu-rays Detailed – In February, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment announced that Extended Edition Blu-rays of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey would be sold closer to the 2013 holiday season. Now, the studio has revealed new details and an official release date for the sets. The Extended Edition, which features a 13-minute longer cut, will arrive on Digital Download on October 22 and on Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray and DVD on November 5. 9 years 18 weeks ago via theothersenhman

Peter Jackson Details Additions in 'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey' Extended Edition – One of the few complains fans didn’t have with Peter Jackson‘s first Hobbit film, An Unexpected Journey, was “it’s too short.” Clocking in at about 2 hours and 50 minutes, it felt like the story of Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman) joining a group of dwarves on a journey to the Lonely Mountain barely even began by the time the credits rolled.

9 years 23 weeks ago via donnieyen

Chinese Box Office: "Finding Mr. Right" Nudges "Die Hard 5" Off Top Slot; "Ip Man: Final Fight" Disappoints

2:51 PM 3/29/2013 by Senh Duong
Finding Mr. Right
In last week's report, I was expecting "Ip Man: Final Fight" to do well enough to at least place second at last week's box office (3/18-3/24), but that didn't happen. It debuted at fifth place with just $1.17M, not even good enough to beat the three-week-old martial arts comedy "Princess and Seven Kung Fu Masters."

Peter Jackson's Park Road To Close "Commercially Unsustainable" Film Lab – In yet another causalty of the shift to digital, New Zealand’s first-ever post-production facility, Park Road, will shutter its 35mm film processing laboratory in June, according to local reports. Privately owned by Peter Jackson and Fran Walsh, who acquired it in 1999, Park Road has been in operation since 1941 with credits that include the Lord Of The Rings trilogy, The Hobbit: 9 years 36 weeks ago via jetli
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The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
"The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" follows title character Bilbo Baggins, who is swept into an epic quest to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor, which was long ago conquered by the dragon Smaug. Approached out of the blue by the wizard Gandalf the Grey, Bilbo finds himself joining a company...
Peter Jackson
December 14, 2012