The travels of Bilbo Baggins are eventful to say the least! Eventful enough to justify three movies? Perhaps not, but that's a matter for another day.
Instead, let us focus on just one of the many dangers facing the wayward Hobbit and his band of intrepid dwarves; the ugly mug of the Goblin King.
In a post-Potter era, teen-oriented literary adaptations are ten a penny, which is why (thanks largely to a certain vampire franchise that will go unnamed) any new franchise taking its first tentative steps on to the silver screen is a cause for scepticism. Particularly one with an already well-established vocal fan base who have spent the months prior to its release poring over every minor shred of casting news and production info.
Darren Aronofsky's Noah is possibly my most anticipated movie of the next few years, a long-gestated passion project from the Black Swan auteur, this Biblical re-telling looks as epic and unapologetically unique as they come.
We have seen set pics of the all-important ark being constructed, we have even seen one official image of Russell Crowe as the titular boat-builder, but now we have even more spy pics from Aronofsky's Upper Brookville, NY set.
With all of the ongoing rumours and discussion, it doesn’t seem like it has only been a month since it was confirmed that The Hobbit was to be released as three films. Some of that discussion can stop now though as the subtitles and release dates for all three films have been confirmed.
Walt Disney Studios have confirmed that in the most ambitious participation of Take-Your-Child-to-Work Day, Jolie’s daughter Vivienne will be playing a minor role as a young Princess Aurora in the live-action film, Maleficent.
As evidenced by The Lord of the Rings, we can all expect some structural or content-related surprises from director Peter Jackson once the first part of The Hobbit arrives this Christmas. One of those surprises however may have been given away by cast member Benedict Cumberbatch.
Darren Aronofsky's Noah was one of the great unmade passion projects of the modern-era, it has been a dream of the Black Swan directors since the early days of his career. Now, after many a prayer thrown up to Movie Jesus, the long-gestating Biblical epic is becoming a reality.
Aronofsky has been tweeting teases of the production, including a half-constructed Arc and the magnificent presence of Mark Margolis, but here is our first official look at the film; namely it's star, Russell Crowe, as Noah.
The hand-held camera film, posing as an authentic representation of real-life events, has become increasingly familiar. Popularised by The Blair Witch Project, recent successful examples have included Cloverfield and Paranormal Activity. However, this approach lost its freshness some years ago and it always needed to be in service of a solid story and cast to be entertaining. The Dinosaur Project relies on this technique but doesn’t have much else to ensure that it either memorable or impressive.
Apparently as well as shagging married men, Kristen Stewart has a film out this year. I’ve heard it’s quite big and that there’s a fan base for it. Maybe her and Rupert could go and see it together…
Anyway, true to Twilight marketing images, this one features Kristen Stewart’s Bella showing off one of her myriad facial expressions.
After a lot of deliberating, Warner Bros. have decided that the only dilemma you face as a viewer is deciding on whether to see it in 2D or 3D, as they pull back on plans to roll the much-anticipated fantasy in its native 48 frames per second presentation.