Great-grandson of the great J.R.R. Tolkien, Royd, has commended Peter Jackson and screenwriters Fran Walsh and Philippa Boyens on their adaptation of The Hobbit, and mentioned that it was an ambitious decision to adapt the novel into three movies. “Pete, Fran and Philippa are just great and they’re really fans of Tolkien as well, which […]
The estate of J.R.R. Tolkien and HarperCollins have filed a lawsuit against Warner Bros. for $80 million over using licensed characters from the Lord of the Rings and Hobbit series in online games of various types. The lawsuit alleges that Warner Bros. and New Line Cinema infringed on the contract by licensing the characters out […]
The Colbert Report host Stephen Colbert has made no secret about the fact that he is a huge fan of J.R.R. Tolkien. He’s even shown off his precious Aragorn’s sword on his show. “I have never met a bigger Tolkien geek in my life,” Hobbit director Peter Jackson told Entertainment Weekly. “Philippa Boyens is our […]
Actor/comedian Billy Connolly, who is in The Hobbit series as Dain Ironfoot, has spoken out about how much he loves J.R.R. Tolkien. His comments are sure to stir up some… well, thing.
Peter Jackson’s Hobbit series, based on the books by J.R.R. Tolkien, now have new titles and release dates that have been announced. Warner Bros. has announced that the second film will now be titled “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug,” with a release date of December 13, 2013. The third film will now be titled […]
It is now official – Peter Jackson has made The Hobbit series into trilogy. The Lord of the Rings director says that after he cut the first film and part of the second, that there was enough material to produce a third. Jackson says that much of J.R.R. Tolkien‘s story would remain untold in film […]
When asked if he would ever adapt J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Silmarillion, Peter Jackson responded that unlike the Tolkien novels he has already adapted, The Silmarillion is owned by the Tolkien estate, with there being one problem…
The Lord of the Rings is an epic high fantasy adventure novel written by English author J.R.R. Tolkien. The novel follows hobbits Frodo Baggins, Sam Gamgee, Merry Brandybuck and Pippin Took and others including Aragorn, Boromir, Gimli, Legolas and Gandalf during the War of the Ring. The Lord of the Rings was adapted into a […]
J.R.R. Tolkien (1892-1973) was an English author best known for his high fantasy novels including The Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit and others. Aside from being an author, Tolkien was also a poet, university professor and philologist. Due to Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings books, he was able to breathe new life into the […]
A connection between director Peter Jackson and J.R.R. Tolkien has been discovered. It turns out that Jackson’s grandfather, William John Jackson, fought on the same battleground as a young John Ronald Reuel Tolkien.