Tag: Peter Jackson

 

by Daniel Pickett
November 27, 2014
hobbit-3-the-battle-of-five-armies1 Can’t wait for the final chapter of THE HOBBIT in theater next month? Here is a greatmontage of the best moments from THE LORD OF THE RINGS and THE HOBBIT trilogies put out by Warner Brothers Pictures:   — From Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Peter Jackson comes “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies,” the…

 

by Daniel Pickett
July 28, 2014
Hobbit5ArmiesPoster1 The New Official Teaser Trailer for The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies – In Cinemas December 12 2014 From Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Peter Jackson comes “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies,” the third in a trilogy of films adapting the enduringly popular masterpiece The Hobbit, by J.R.R. Tolkien. “The Hobbit: The Battle…

 

by Daniel Pickett
July 9, 2013
This week Peter Jackson posted his first production video diary of 2013.   There’s some great behind the scenes shots in the video and some funny stuff, but the most significant information is that Jackson and the cast will not be attending SDCC 2013 and there will not be a new trailer shown at the con….

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 11, 2013
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug – Official Teaser Trailer The second in a trilogy of films adapting the enduringly popular masterpiece The Hobbit, by J.R.R. Tolkien, “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” continues the adventure of the title character Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman) as he journeys with the Wizard Gandalf (Ian McKellen) and thirteen Dwarves, led by Thorin Oakenshield (Richard Armitage) on an epic…

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 9, 2013
HobbitIIPoster1-500x740.jpg Today on Facebook director Peter Jackson revealed the first poster for “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug.”

 

by Daniel Pickett
March 20, 2013
Lego1HobbitDVDBR-500x638.jpg Yesterday saw the DVD and Blu-Ray release of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.   As with most of these blockbuster releases there are multiple versions available (DVD, Blu-ray, 3-D, etc) with a variety of retailer exclusives.   One version that AFi readers might be interested in is the Target exclusive DVD + BLU-RAY + Ultraviolet combo pack…

 

by Daniel Pickett
October 1, 2012
From Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Peter Jackson comes The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, the first of a trilogy of films adapting the enduringly popular masterpiece The Hobbit™, by J.R.R. Tolkien. As master toy licensee for the films, The Bridge Direct has created a stunning collection of authentic and highly-detailed products that capture the thrill and adventure…

 

by Daniel Pickett
September 30, 2012
 The Bridge Direct Unveils Action Figures and Role Play Toys Inspired by The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, Creating Excitement for the Film’s December 14 Release Boca Raton, FL (September 28, 2012) – Almost a year after Warner Bros. Consumer Products announced that The Bridge Direct was named co-master toy partner for the upcoming The Hobbit…

 

by Daniel Pickett
September 19, 2012
New ‘The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey’ Trailer The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Trailer #2 hit the internet today to much acclaim. In the film starring Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman, Cate Blanchett – a Hobbit, journeys to the Lonely Mountain accompanied by a group of dwarves to reclaim a treasure taken from them by the dragon Smaug. “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” hits…

 

by Daniel Pickett
July 31, 2012
New Line Cinema, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios, and Warner Bros. Pictures Announce Third Film in The Hobbit Trilogy BURBANK, CA, JULY 30, 2012 — Peter Jackson will make a third film in his upcoming adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien’s enduringly popular masterpiece The Hobbit, it was jointly announced today by Toby Emmerich, President and Chief Operating Officer, New…

 

by Daniel Pickett
July 10, 2012
Earlier today I posted information from the good people at The Bridge Direct about their new lines of toys for the upcoming ‘The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” feature film.  Now DB has provided us with the hi-rez pictures.  So here they are – enjoy!  

 

by Daniel Pickett
July 10, 2012
This morning the folks at The Bridge Direct sent over new information about their upcoming “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” lines.  I was basically a pdf fact sheet, with a few small images.  We hope to have better, high-rez images soon.   This fact sheet doesn’t give us full line-ups, but it gives us a better…

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 5, 2012
WARNER BROS. CONSUMER PRODUCTS PARTNERS WITH WETA WORKSHOP FOR COLLECTIBLES FROM THE UPCOMING HIGHLY ANTICIPATED FILMS, THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY AND THE HOBBIT: THERE AND BACK AGAIN -New merchandise slated for October 2012- WELLINGTON, New Zealand and Burbank, CA – June 05, 2012 – Warner Bros. Consumer Products and Weta Workshop announced today a…

 

by Daniel Pickett
March 7, 2012
BigBadToyStore.com sent out new solicitations today and it confirms something I was told at Toy Fair last month- that Bridge Direct’s new figures for the upcoming “Hobbit” movie would be in 2 scales: 3.75″ scale and 6″ scale.   Many fans have been speculating at the possible scale for this line since many of the Bridge…

 

by Daniel Pickett
March 22, 2011
In a hole in the ground there lived a Hobbit… Production has commenced in Wellington, New Zealand, on "The Hobbit," filmmaker Peter Jackson’s two film adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien’s widely read masterpiece. "The Hobbit" is set in Middle-earth 60 years before Tolkien’s "The Lord of the Rings," which Jackson and his filmmaking team brought to…

 

by Daniel Pickett
March 2, 2011
Our friends at WETA sent us the following information about some auctions they are running to help benefit the victims of the Christchurch earthquake.  All of the items are signed by the likes of Peter Jackson, Richard Taylor and Greg Broadmore. Auctions for Christchurch Earthquake Appeal At Weta Collectibles, we of course follow the developments…

 

by Daniel Pickett
July 22, 2009
THERE AND BACK AGAIN   Weta is returning to Middle-earth. We are delighted to announce our new license with Warner Bros. Consumer Products to create a new range of the most authentic, fine art collectibles and memorabilia based on The Lord of the Rings movie trilogy.  This range is designed and created by the same…

 

by Daniel Pickett
April 13, 2009
Harrison Ford’s Blaster From Blade Runner, Rita Hayworth’s Signature Dress from Gilda, An Original 1931 Frankenstein Movie Poster, Charlton Heston’s Planet of the Apes Costume, Darth Maul’s Lightsaber, The Creature From The Black Lagoon Mask To Highlight Three Million Dollar Auction of Hollywood Memorabilia April 30 and May 1, 2009 Profiles in History Auction to…

 

by Daniel Pickett
August 6, 2008
You’ve heard people talk about it, you’ve seen the slide show we  posted, now see the panel in it entirety!   AFI Abby did an amazing job filming the panel and then cutting it together with the slides so all of you can feel like you were there in the room.   We have posted…

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 18, 2008
On Friday 6 June 2008 at 11am, Weta opened the doors to the hotly anticipated Weta Cave in Miramar, Wellington.  For the very first time, an area of Wellington’s visual effects facility will be opened up to fans and visitors.  “We’re thrilled to have the opportunity to do this”, says Weta creative director and co-owner…

 

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