The Hollywood Reporter posts that Oscar-winning New Zealand filmmaker Peter Jackson is set to be honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Dec. 8. The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce announced the award on Monday. Jackson’s star set to be placed outside the Dolby Theatre, the venue for the Academy Awards.
A number of stars who have appeared in Jackson’s two Tolkien trilogies, The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit, will be in attendance, including Andy Serkis as guest speaker, as well as Orlando Bloom, Evangeline Lilly, Lee Pace, Luke Evans, Richard Armitage and Elijah Wood.Read More
ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY has the exclusive music video for the franchise-capping song, and it includes BILLY Boyd’s performance, mixed with classic scenes from the series and touching behind-the-scenes footage of your favorite characters. EW SAYS: “This is the moment when you suddenly panic that the amazing journey is really coming to an end.”Read More
Need a little Middle-earth love while you wait for December 17? Check out the newly updated Google Chrome Experiment at middle-earth.thehobbit.com. And, yes, you need to use the Google Chrome browser. There are clips, quotes, games and more… but really, the opportunity to explore a beautifully rendered 3D map of Middle-earth should be all the excuse you need to head on over.Read More
WaterTower Music will release of the soundtrack to The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies, with music composed by Academy Award® winner Howard Shore and an original song performed by Billy Boyd, who starred as Peregrin Took in The Lord Of The Rings Trilogy, on December 9th. The soundtrack will be released in two configurations: a standard 2 CD set and a Special Edition set, also with 2 CDs, and featuring extended tracks, bonus tracks, and expanded liner notes, which will be available on December 16.Read More
The winners of the Hobbit Fan Contest have made their way to New Zealand, and documented their epic journey through the Real Middle-earth in a series of video diaries. Find them (and eat your hearts out) here.