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Jackson Reveals 'Hobbit''s Running Time -- 'Our Shortest Middle-Earth Yet' (But Still Epic)

Empire magazine's "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" edition (on newstands October 25, with five collectors' covers) arrives with some juicy new details for fans of Peter Jackson's ongoing Tolkien franchise, including the film's running time.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • October 24, 2012 12:59 PM
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Latest Trailer for 'The Hobbit' -- Bilbo and the 13 Dwarves

Check out the latest trailer for Peter Jackson's "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey," which doesn't add an unexpected amount of new info to the mix, but does focues on the comedic element of 13 dwarves whose names all sound alike.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • September 19, 2012 1:42 PM
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'The Hobbit' Takes the Safe Route: 24 FPS Goes Wide, 48 FPS Goes Limited

Peter Jackson's "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" was supposed to lead the 48 fps revolution in the film industry, but now it looks like its debut will be more whimper than bang. After the film's 48 fps footage received mixed reactions at CinemaCon, and the filmmaker took the safe route at Comic-Con by screening "The Hobbit" footage at only 24 fps, Warner Bros. has opted to give the increased frame-per-second "Hobbit" a limited release on December 14, with the standard frame rate version releasing wide.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • August 8, 2012 1:43 PM
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It's True: Peter Jackson Will Turn 'The Hobbit' Into a Trilogy (COMIC-CON VIDEO)

At a press conference backstage at Comic-Con, Peter Jackson revealed that he wants not only to get permission for a few weeks of reshoots next year for what could be two long "Hobbit" films--supplemented with darker material from JRR Tolkien's appendices-- but they could wind up as three. UPDATE: Now the filmmaker confirms the trilogy.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • July 30, 2012 12:49 PM
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Studios Go Gigantor at Comic-Con: 'Pacific Rim,' 'Godzilla,' 'Man of Steel,' 'The Hobbit'

The studios have boxed themselves into a corner. Because you can't just keep piling money into VFX to lure audiences to theaters, as their current (failing) tentpole strategy attests. And digital 3-D isn't exactly an event anymore--both "The Amazing Spider-Man" and "Ice Age 4" saw lackluster 3-D performance.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • July 17, 2012 4:29 PM
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Comic-Con: Even Without Fox, 'Dark Knight,' or 'Star Trek,' Plenty to See, from Burton and Jackson to 'Game of Thrones'

Comic-Con is so noisy and logistically energy-draining--they're expecting 130,000 attendees this year-- that it's tempting to just watch the Hall H panel videos from afar. Isn't the "Twilight" series over already? (Actually, no, and the sad death of a fan who was struck by a car while trying to join an early "Twilight" Comic-Con line attests to that.)
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • July 11, 2012 6:37 AM
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'The Hobbit' Wraps Production in New Zealand, Peter Jackson Looks to Comic-Con

That's a wrap! Peter Jackson announces (via Facebook) that shooting of "The Hobbit" has concluded while giving a shout out to Comic-Con...
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • July 6, 2012 1:47 PM
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Mondo Gears Up for 'Hobbit' Mania with 'Lord of the Rings' Collectible Posters

Alamo Drafthouse's Mondo poster art boutique unveils its first-ever collectible print of Peter Jackson's "The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King" by artist Aaron Horkey.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • July 6, 2012 12:32 PM
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EW Previews Comic-Con: Peter Jackson Talks 'The Hobbit,' Plus 'Breaking Dawn,' 'Oz' and 'Iron Man 3'

Though Peter Jackson's 48fps "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" doesn't come out until December, the film will build some buzz this month at Comic-Con, as well it should...
  • By Sophia Savage and Beth Hanna
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  • July 3, 2012 2:42 PM
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Watch: Prosthethics, Swordmasters and Body Doubles in Peter Jackson's Seventh 'Hobbit' Video Blog

Check out Peter Jackson's seventh of eight "Hobbit" video blogs, which cheerfully takes us on a tour of all things Stone Street Studios. Prosthetic bulbous noses, tumultuous indoor rivers and miniature set models are just the beginning of this 14-minute video. Watch below.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • June 8, 2012 1:44 PM
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