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Will Peter Jackson Turn 'The Hobbit' Into A Trilogy? Director Pushing WB To Let Him Shoot More Footage In 2013

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 15, 2012 7:46 AM
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It's interesting how full circle Peter Jackson has come on "The Hobbit." Originally done with the world of J.R.R. Tolkien after "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy and ready to pass the torch on to Guillermo del Toro while staying on as a producer, a series of events found Jackson back in Middle Earth and sitting in the director's chair. And he has thoroughly seized the opportunity. On the technical side, he's bringing 3D and advanced 48 fps technology to the upcoming films, and creatively, he's gone outside the bounds of "The Hobbit," using additional Tolkien writings to help flesh out and give a framework to the story that will span two movies. Or is it three?

Nice Dodge? Peter Jackson Is Keeping 48 fps & 3D Out Of 'The Hobbit' Comic-Con Presentation

  • By Edward Davis
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  • July 12, 2012 4:38 PM
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An odd, and potentially disappointing move on the surface, but a keen and cagey one from a political perspective. In an L.A. Times article with director Peter Jackson about what to expect from his "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" presentation at Comic-Con this weekend, the Kiwi director revealed he would not be showing the film in 3D and or in its 48 frames per second state.

'The Hobbit' Reveals Epic Banner Poster On The Eve Of Comic-Con

  • By Edward Davis
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  • July 10, 2012 2:17 PM
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Comic-Con 2012 is right around the corner, kicking off Thursday, July 12th (though there's a screening of "Dredd" and some TV pilots on Wednesday night), and Entertainment Weekly has unveiled a long-ass banner/poster from Peter Jackson's "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey." "The Scroll," as it's called, evidently stitches together ten scenes from the film under one big image and since it's massive, we've broken the images up. EW's site is a bit more interactive and has a zoom tool if you want to take a super close look at Gollum, Bilbo, the numerous dwarves, Gandalf, Mirkwood forest and more.

Comic-Con '12 Preview: What To Expect From Nerd Bonnaroo This Year

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • July 10, 2012 1:17 PM
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If you're expecting to hear news about tiny indie projects and foreign auteurs in the latter half of this week, you may be disappointed. Tomorrow night is the kick-off of San Diego Comic-Con, the biggest such event in the world, and one that, over the years, has become a major part of the marketing calendar for some of Hollywood's biggest blockbusters. While we still wonder about how effective if it is (see our recent piece), and several studios are skipping this year, including Paramount and Universal, there's still some big-name guests and unveilings taking place between Wednesday and Sunday, and it'll undoubtedly be the major story of the week, movie-wise.

Middle Earth & Metal Suits: Comic-Con Posters For Peter Jackson's 'The Hobbit' & Guillermo Del Toro's 'Pacific Rim'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 7, 2012 12:42 PM
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While the big must see movie of July is "The Dark Knight Rises," one week before Batman returns, geeks will be getting in a froth at Comic-Con, the annual San Diego shindig that offers up a bounty of genre/fantasy/action fare as the studios show off their baubles, with presentations that they hope will help boost box office dollars. And with less a week to go, two of the biggest movies, by two of the biggest Comic-Con faves, will be on the convention floor to start building up the buzz, with posters now landing for both.

Gollum, Gandalf, Galadriel & More In 10 New Pics From 'The Hobbit'

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • July 3, 2012 9:04 AM
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With this week’s release of “The Amazing Spider-Man” -- and "The Dark Knight Rises" just around the corner -- we’re at the halfway point of the summer blockbuster season. But there will be big spectacles to come right through to the end of the year, including Peter Jackson’s “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.”

'The Hobbit,' 'Pacific Rim,' 'Man of Steel,' and 'Iron Man 3' Battle for Hall H Supremacy; 'Breaking Bad' Season 5 Premieres At San Diego Comic Con

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • June 28, 2012 11:18 AM
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Boasting the largest amount of seats in the San Diego Convention Center, topping off at around 6,000, Hall H has grown into a synonym at Comic-Con, with attendees for massive presentations showcasing studios’ latest geek-friendly output, as "The Avengers" did two years ago with its star-studded cast announcement. Last year though, as studios found their Con marketing investments lacking compared to the advertised films' opening weekends, it compelled us to question if blockbuster presence would subside, but a slew of new Con announcements would argue otherwise, at least for now.

'The Hobbit,' 'Man Of Steel,' 'Oz,' & 'Pacific Rim' Expected For Comic-Con But No 'Dark Knight Rises' Or 'Star Trek 2'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 13, 2012 11:12 AM
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Have you booked your tickets and hotel room yet for the San Diego Comic-Con? No? Well, you're probably shit out of luck as that thing has been sold out for a while now. So whether you'll be on the floor basking in geek heaven or sitting enviously at home, here's what can be expected at this year's festivities. Thus far, there is really nothing in the way of truly big surprises.

Watch: Latest 'The Hobbit' Video Blog Has A Surprise Cameo; 'An Unexpected Journey' Set For November 28th World Premiere

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 6, 2012 9:51 AM
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Well, when we least heard from "The Hobbit," word was not good. At CinemaCon back in April, the director unveiled ten minutes of footage in the new fancy pants 48fps format and attendees were mixed on the results to say the least. Nevertheless, Peter Jackson seems to be in high spirits in the latest video blog from the production that takes fans behind the scenes of Stone Street Studio, where the film has been shot when it's not on location.

Peter Jackson Considering Giving 3D Sound To 'The Hobbit' With Immersive Dolby Atmos

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • May 2, 2012 2:22 PM
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It's abundantly clear at this point, after the tepid reaction to his “The Hobbit” visual showcase at CinemaCon, that Peter Jackson now faces an even more intense public battle in his push for increased frame rates in film. True to his pioneer spirit though, Jackson has continued to seek innovation, and now it's reported that he looks to add a new auditory element to the nuclear testing ground that is “The Hobbit.”

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