Apr 9, 2014

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The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug now on DVD, Blu-ray, Digital HD

“If this is to end in fire, then we will all burn together.”

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Now on DVD, Blu-ray and Digital HD

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Apr 3, 2014

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Laketown: The Devil is in the Details

This new video from WETA Digital explores their approach to the huge digital shots of Laketown in The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. Now available on Digital HD, available on Blu-ray April 8.

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Apr 3, 2014

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The Hobbit in Glorious 8-Bit Cinema

The good people at Cinefix have created The Hobbit – 8 Bit Cinema (though they admit at the end it’s really 16 Bit). Enjoy.

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Mar 24, 2014

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Andy Serkis to direct Jungle Book for Warner Bros.

Andy Serkis in The Hollywood Reporter

Andy Serkis in The Hollywood Reporter

The Hollywood Reporter reports that Andy Serkis has come on board to direct Warner Bros.’ live action take on The Jungle Book. It is unclear if he will take a part in the movie at this stage.

Jungle Book would be Serkis’ feature directorial debut after directing second unit on Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit movies. Some of the shoots involved the creation of elaborate and lively action sequences. Serkis developed a command of CG technology through his acting work not only in The Lord of the Rings, but also in Jackson’s King Kong, Steve Spielberg’s The Adventures of Tintin and the new Planet of the Apes movies.

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Mar 19, 2014

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Philippa Boyens On The Hobbit: There And Back Again

Philippa Boyens, co-writer and producer of The Hobbit films, spoke to Empire magazine about the upcoming finale of the trilogy, The Hobbit: There And Back Again. She covers why the second movie ends where it does and why the company of dwarves splits up (“A rift begins to open up. And I can’t say much more without going into spoilers for film three.”). Read the full piece here.

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