Posts Tagged ‘fantasy’

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‘THE HOBBIT’: CATE BLANCHETT, ORLANDO BLOOM Reprising Roles – MCKELLEN, SERKIS, and WEAVING no longer confirmed – Here’s Why

December 9, 2010

CATE BLANCHETT as GALADRIEL

ORLANDO BLOOM as LEGOLAS


Source: Deadline.com, ComingSoon.net

Cate Blanchett (‘Lord of The Rings’ trilogy, ‘The Curious Case of Benjamin Button’) will reprise her role from ‘Lord of The Rings’ trilogy as Galadriel, the Lady of Lothlorien.

More info on Blanchett’s return including PETER JACKSON’s reaction as well as casting of key roles from the book can be found HERE.

Orlando Bloom will likely be the next original cast member set for an encore. He’s near a deal to return as Elven archer Legolas. And it’s for more than a cameo.

Read more on that HERE.

As far as Ian McKellen (Gandalf), Andy Serkis (Gollum) and Hugo Weaving (Elrond)?? Those actors are no longer confirmed as being involved. THRALL WORLD previously posted they were on board whilst GUILLERMO DEL TORO was still involved as director but the source article specifically mentions they have not been confirmed since the change to PETER JACKSON as director.

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‘CLASH OF THE TITANS’ Sequel Update: Titled ‘WRATH OF THE TITANS’ Per NEESON, More

December 9, 2010

LIAM NEESON


Source: BelfastTelegraph.co.uk

[LIAM NEESON] will reprise his role as Greek god Zeus in the eagerly anticipated follow-up, ‘WRATH OF THE TITANS’.

Said Neeson:

“We will start [filming] next March.”

Read more HERE.

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‘THE HOBBIT’ Update: MARTIN FREEMAN Cast As BILBO BAGGINS, More

October 24, 2010

MARTIN FREEMAN


Source: ComingSoon.net

Martin Freeman (THE HTCHHIKERS GUIDE TO THE GALAXY, HOT FUZZ) will play Bilbo Baggins, the hero of the story.

Richard Armitage (UK TV’s “MI-5” and soon to appear in CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE FIRST AVENGER) is set to play Thorin Oakenshield, the leader of the Company of Dwarves which sets off to reclaim the Lonely Mountain from a thieving dragon.

Rounding out the Company of Dwarves are Aidan Turner (TV’s “Being Human”) and Rob Kazinsky (TVs “EastEnders”) who play Kili and Fili, respectively.

The remaining dwarves will be played by Graham McTavish (Secretariat and TV’s “24”) as Dwalin; John Callen (TV’s “Power Rangers Jungle Fury”) as Oin; Stephen Hunter (TV’s “All Saints”) as Bombur; Mark Hadlow (King Kong) as Dori; and Peter Hambleton (TV’s “The Strip”) as Gloin.

Read more HERE.

The two Hobbit movies will be directed by PETER JACKSON and are scheduled for release a year apart from each other on December, 2012 and December, 2013.

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‘THE HOBBIT’ Movies FINALLY Moving Forward- PETER JACKSON Directing

October 16, 2010

PETER JACKSON


Source: ComingSoon.net

The two films based on “The Hobbit” are now greenlit and will begin principal photography in February 2011, under the direction of Peter Jackson.

Read more HERE.

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GUILLERMO DEL TORO Quits ‘THE HOBBIT’ – “Conflicting Schedules” – Official Statement

May 31, 2010

GUILLERMO DEL TORO


Source: TheOneRing.net

More bad news for Hobbit fans. In addition to a delay in production announced just last week, director GUILLERMO DEL TORO is now saying he is withdrawing from as director due to “confliciting schedules” resulting from financial issues at MGM. Here’s the latest:

Guillermo Del Toro announced today that he is no longer directing the two movies based on J.R.R Tolkien’s “The Hobbit”, but will continue to co-write the screenplays.

“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”, says Guillermo. “After nearly two years of living, breathing and designing a world as rich as Tolkien’s Middle Earth, I must, with great regret, take leave from helming these wonderful pictures. I remain grateful to Peter, Fran and Philippa Boyens, New Line and Warner Brothers and to all my crew in New Zealand. I’ve been privileged to work in one of the greatest countries on earth with some of the best people ever in our craft and my life will be forever changed. The blessings have been plenty, but the mounting pressures of conflicting schedules have overwhelmed the time slot originally allocated for the project. Both as a co-writer and as a director, I wlsh the production nothing but the very best of luck and I will be first in line to see the finished product. I remain an ally to it and its makers, present and future, and fully support a smooth transition to a new director”.

Read producer PETER JACKSON’s response and more HERE.

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‘THE HOBBIT’ Delayed!! GUILLERMO DEL TORO Explains Why

May 28, 2010

GUILLERMO DEL TORO


Source: ComingSoon.net

Guillermo del Toro responded to questions about the state of The Hobbit, saying that the film does not have a start date, nor will it until MGM sorts out its financial troubles.

“It’s not greenlit,” said del Toro, “That’s categorical… We’ve been caught in a very tangled negotiation…There cannot be any start dates until the MGM situation gets resolved.

“We have designed all the creatures,” he said, “We’ve designed the sets and the wardrobe. We have done animatics and planned battles sequences….We are very, very prepared for when it is finally triggered.”

Read more HERE.

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‘THE DARK CRYSTAL’ Sequel Confirmed In The Works – ‘THE POWER OF THE DARK CRYSTAL’ In 3D

May 4, 2010

'THE DARK CRYSTAL' Movie Poster


Source: ComingSoon.net

In a joint announcement by Omnilab Media’s Christopher Mapp and The Jim Henson Company’s Lisa Henson, Australian based Omnilab Media is teaming up with The Jim Henson Company to bring the fantasy sequel Power of the Dark Crystal to the big screen in stereoscopic 3D.

Set hundreds of years after the events of the first movie when the world has once again fallen into darkness, Power of the Dark Crystal follows the adventures of a mysterious girl made of fire who, together with a Gelfling outcast, steals a shard of the legendary Crystal in an attempt to reignite the dying sun that exists at the center of the planet.

Read more HERE.

Still from 'THE DARK CRYSTAL'



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‘CLASH OF THE TITANS’ Sequel Confirmed – SAM WORTHINGTON Will Return – LOUIS LETERRIER Involved But Will NOT Direct

April 29, 2010

SAM WORTHINGTON confirmed to return in a 'CLASH OF THE TITANS' sequel


Source: Deadline.com

Warner Bros and Legendary Pictures are moving ahead with a sequel to Clash of the Titans, which the studio would like as early as spring, 2012. But they will make the journey without Louis Leterrier, who will not return for an encore as director. Sam Worthington will return, as well as most every other character that survived.

Greg Berlanti will write the story and the studio is already canvassing the agencies for a writer and director who can whip the movie into shape to shoot before Worthington makes Avatar 2. Leterrier will remain peripherally involved as executive producer.

Read more HERE.

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‘THE HOBBIT’ Update: 3-D for Two Film Adaptation A Possibility Per GUILLERMO DEL TORO

March 3, 2010

'THE HOBBIT' director GUILLERMO DEL TORO


Source: TheOneRing.net

I wouldn’t read much on it just yet, but now, after all this time, after AVATAR doing the Box Office it did, we have had enquires from above about The Hobbit being in 3-D.

No impositions or heavy leaning. Just enquires. Just fulfilling my promise to let you all know if discussions ever started.


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New ‘CLASH OF THE TITANS’ Trailer – “RELEASE THE KRAKEN!”

December 20, 2009

'CLASH OF THE TITANS' Movie Poster


Source: IMDB

Very cool to see Neeson (Zeus) and Fiennes (Hades)!

Plot synopsis: A remake of the 1981 film version of the myth of Perseus and his quest to battle both Medusa and the Kraken monster in order to save the Princess Andromeda.

Directed by Louis Letterier and set for release on March 26, 2010, ‘CLASH OF THE TITANS’ will star; Sam Worthington (PERSEUS), Liam Neeson (ZEUS), Ralph Fiennes (HADES), Danny Huston (POSEIDON), Gemma Arterton, Alexa Davalos, and Mads Mikkelsen.


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