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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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JAMES CAMERON’s Next Movie(s) Will Be AVATAR 2 And 3

October 27, 2010

JAMES CAMERON


Source: ComingSoon.net

Fox Filmed Entertainment Chairmen Jim Gianopulos and Tom Rothman announced today that Academy Award-winning filmmaker James Cameron has agreed to make Avatar 2 and 3 as his next films.

Cameron, who had always viewed “Avatar” as the creation of a new world and mythology, will begin work on the scripts early next year with an eye towards commencing production later in 2011. Cameron will decide if he will shoot the films back-to-back after he completes the scripts, but the release of the first, as yet untitled sequel, is targeted for December 2014, with the third film contemplated for a December 2015 release.

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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‘AVATAR’ Sequel Update: Movie To Focus On Pandora’s Ocean

April 21, 2010

Still from 'AVATAR'


Source: ComingSoon.net

JAMES CAMERON on the focus of an ‘AVATAR’ sequel:

“Part of my focus in the second film is in creating a different environment – a different setting within Pandora. And I’m going to be focusing on the ocean on Pandora, which will be equally rich and diverse and crazy and imaginative…”

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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‘THE HOBBIT’ Casting Information

December 14, 2009

GUILLERMO DEL TORO just might be looking for you


Source: Acting-Auditions.org

Think you have what it takes to be in the new Hobbit films? It helps if you live in New Zealand…

Casting is scheduled to begin next week, December 14, 2009, on the upcoming MGM Studios feature film “The Hobbit” Part 1. The project is now being developed as two films, and principal photography is tentatively scheduled to begin in New Zealand around May or June 2011. Please submit photos and resume by mail only. No phone calls or personal drop-offs.”

Principal Actor Casting:
Liz Mullane Casting
17 Taipakupaku Road
Karaka Bay
Wellington, New Zealand 6022

Extras Casting:
Miranda Rivers
PO Box 6479
Marion Square
Wellington, New Zealand 6022

More information HERE.

Remember to thank THRALL WORLD in your Oscar acceptance speech.

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‘SLINGERS’ Viral/Sizzle Reel Posted – Following In The Footsteps Of ‘DISTRICT 9’ And ‘PARANORMAL ACTIVITY’ – THEE Next Big Science Fiction Television Series You’ve Never Heard Of (Yet)??

December 8, 2009

Still From 'SLINGERS'


Source: Sizemore.co.uk

Maybe. But don’t look for it on television. Not yet anyways. At the very least it gets the award for thee longest THRALL WORLD headline EVER…

Following in the footsteps of ‘District 9’ and ‘Paranormal Activity’ comes ‘SLINGERS’ – a sort of interstellar OCEAN’S 11 complete with the snappy dialogue and wit of say SNATCH.

THRALL WORLD stumbled on to this “Sizzle Reel” via complete accident. It’s basically a trailer made by creator Mike Sizemore and the plan is to get picked up as a full-blown television series. The strategy mirrors the manner in which ‘DISTRICT 9’ (which started out as the short ‘ALIVE IN JOBURG’) came to the attention of Peter Jackson and – even more recently – director Fede Alvarez got noticed and had his short, ‘PANIC ATTACK’, picked up by none other than SAM RAIMI of EVIL DEAD/SPIDERMAN fame.

Plot synopsis: Slingers is set in the year 2960 A.D., following mankind’s first interplanetary war. Humanity is now clustered into a finite, but still vast section of the universe known as Enclosed Space. Humanity won the war with an aggressive alien enemy, but at a cost. The way back to Earth is now cut off by an impassable barrier – a side effect of the blast that finally pushed the enemy back.

The show takes its name from a group of people thrown together on board an experimental spacecraft that is capable of Slinging itself to any point in space. In theory it’s the only craft capable of getting home. In reality the crew are using it to carry out a series of high tech heists and get even with those who are now exploiting their positions in the post war hierarchy.

Dominic ‘DM’ Monroe, a special ops war veteran becomes the de facto leader of this small team of thieves who rail against the decision by military command to just ‘stay where they are and make the best of it’. They’re determined to get home and if that means breaking a few rules and picking up a lot of enemies along the way then so be it.

Keep up with the latest at Sizemore’s official site HERE.

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