Wednesday, April 28, 2010

First ‘Hobbit’ film on track for 2012 release

LOS ANGELES - "TheHobbit" is coming to theaters sooner than you think, but later than you initially thought.

Warner scheduling Peter Jackson and Guillermo del Toro's two-part adaptation of "The Hobbit" for December 2012 and December 2013.

Confusion over release dates surfaced Wednesday when Imax announced an overall, 20-film, three-year deal with Warners. In outlining which films would be included, Imax incorrectly indicated 2013 as the release date for the first "Hobbit" movie.

But 2013 is two years later than the 2011 release date that New Line and MGM targeted for the first installment when the two companies originally announced the movies in December 2007.

However, 2011 proved not to be a realistic date and instead served more as a guideline, according to insiders, because when it was first announced, no scripts were written, nor schedules or budgets drawn up.

While the project is taking a bit longer than the filmmakers anticipated, it is now on track for 2012 — rather than the 2013 date mentioned in the Imax release.

The second movie's script was turned in to the studio a couple of weeks ago.

Warners moved quickly to set the calendar straight in the wake of the Imax release, and by midday, the giant-screen-format company said it was going to send out a correction, officially making 2012 the new date for the first "Hobbit" movie.

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Monday, April 26, 2010

Chillpak Hollywood Hour


Chillpak Hollywood Hour #154

Yesterday, April 25, 2010, 11:19:46 PM | Phil Leirness

It’s part two of Dean and Phil’s look at their all-time favorite books. This week, from show business biographies to the poetry of a Sufi master, from the Biology of Transcendence to the mysteries of a quantum universe, it’s an entire hour dedicated to non-fiction. History, science, biography, essays, poetry and yes, even anthologies of jokes are included. It’s YOUR Chillpak Hollywood Hour, where reading is sexy!

And to all of our listeners who will be in the London area NEXT Monday (3 May), the Thelma and Louise of podcasting will be appearing on a panel at the Sc-Fi-London Film Festival. For information, visit Maybe They ARE Out to Get You!

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Chillpak Hollywood Hour

Thursday, April 8, 2010

‘Planet of the Apes’ Prequel

Well, we had had enough of the rumors about the making of the prequel of Planet of the Apes but now the news is confirmed that the film has been scheduled for a shoot by Fox. Caesar: Rise of the Apes is the tentative title of the movie and after the addition of Aaron Sims (special effects expert) things have started to roll on. The new film will have no connection with the Tim Burton dud that was out in the year 2001. In the event of official announcement, all we can say is keep an eye to learn about the release date…

Source: Productionweekly

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