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The Hobbit: There and Back Again to receive title change?

17 April 2014 5:54 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

The third Hobbit film is rumoured to be changing its name.

New Line Cinema has registered the title The Hobbit: Into the Fire, reports TheOneRing.net.

The reliable fan site points out the move could be an attempt to protect the intellectual property rights of a tie-in.

Currently titled There and Back Again - the subtitle of Jrr Tolkien's original 1937 novel - the final instalment of the film trilogy was at one point expected to be called The Battle of Five Armies.

Martin Freeman, Benedict Cumberbatch, Sir Ian McKellen, Richard Armitage and Luke Evans will star in the third movie.

Peter Jackson's final Hobbit film will be released on December 12 in the UK and on December 17 in the Us.

Watch a trailer for the most recent instalment, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, below: »

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The Hobbit: There and Back Again to be renamed The Hobbit: Into the Fire?

17 April 2014 5:21 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

It seems that the third instalment of Peter Jackson’s Hobbit trilogy could be set for a title change, with TheOneRing reporting that New Line Cinema has registered a new title The Hobbit: Into the Fire, which could replace The Hobbit: There and Back Again.

It should be noted that at this point, there’s little more evidence to suggest that the closing chapter of Jackson’s The Lord of the Rings prequel will be renamed, and of course Into the Fire could be reserved for an entirely unrelated project, such as a video game tie-in.

The Hobbit: There and Back Again – or whatever it ends up called – is set for release on December 17th, with a cast that includes Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen, Richard Armitage, Orlando Bloom, Cate Blanchett, Benedict Cumberbatch, Lee Pace, Luke Evans, Hugo Weaving and Evangeline Lilly.

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- Gary Collinson

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The Hobbit: Is 'There and Back Again' Getting Renamed 'Into the Fire'?

16 April 2014 11:58 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Even back when director Peter Jackson's adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit was set to be just a two-part movie, The Hobbit: There and Back Again was always meant to be the finale's title, with New Line Cinema deciding on The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug as the second part of this trilogy that begins with The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. Today, we have word from TheOneRing.net that the last movie may now be re-titled The Hobbit: Into the Fire.

New Line Cinema has registered this title, although the site's source, dubbed "The Knocking Thrush," claims that studios often register multiple titles while deciding on the final version. New Line previously registered the title The Hobbit: Battle of Five Armies, before it was confirmed in August 2012 that The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug and The Hobbit: There and Back Again would be the final two movies. With that being said, »

- MovieWeb

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The Noteworthy: Mubi + Tumblr, Friedkin Rediscoveries, Swallowing Celluloid

15 April 2014 10:40 PM, PDT | MUBI | See recent MUBI news »

Above: a production still from the set of Manoel de Oliveira’s new production O velho do restelo, via our new Mubi Tumblr! Sight & Sound is poised to unveil a Best Documentaries of All Time list and Richard Brody has unveiled his ballot in advance, with annotations:

"...The history of documentary filmmaking isn’t the fact of capturing events on the wing but the idea of doing so, not the invention of investigative recording but its reinvention. That’s why, for this list, I selected movies that open new vistas for documentary filmmaking, which imply vectors of activity and thought that are still being realized today by the era’s best documentarists—and why, in mentioning these films, each of them implies many others that they have inspired. "

Above: Nathan Silver is turning to Kickstarter to fund his next project, Stinking Heaven. Keep your eyes out for his brilliant film, »

- Adam Cook

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Channing Tatum Really, Really, Really Wants to Play Gambit

15 April 2014 5:43 PM, PDT | Beyond Hollywood | See recent Beyond Hollywood news »

Gambit is my favorite X-Men character by far, which is why I was particularly irritated with his portrayal in director Gavin Hood’s misguided superhero flick “X-Men Origins: Wolverine.” Taylor Kitsch is probably a really nice guy, but he’s definitely not what I had in mind for Gambit. I keep hoping someone will do the character justice. Unfortunately, 20th Century Fox is keen on casting “Magic Mike” star Channing Tatum as Remy Etienne LeBeau in a standalone Gambit movie. Personally, I hate the idea. I Loathe It. I would love to see someone like Luke Evans tackle the role, though that’s probably not going to happen anytime soon. In fact, it seems Tatum is already in talks with producer Lauren Shuler Donner about the project. He recently told MTV News: I met with Lauren Shuler Donner. And I would love it. Gambit is really the only X-Man I’ve ever loved. »

- Todd Rigney

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The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (Blu-ray + DVD + Digital HD UltraViolet Combo Pack)

8 April 2014 8:00 PM, PDT | The Scorecard Review | See recent Scorecard Review news »

Blu-ray Review

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

Directed by: Peter Jackson

Cast: Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen, Richard Armitage, Orlando Bloom, Evangeline Lilly, Benedict Cumberbatch

Running Time: 2 hrs 41 mins

Rating: PG-13

Release Date: April 8, 2014

Own “The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug” Limited Collector’s Edition Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack, Blu-ray 3D Combo pack, Blu-ray Combo pack, 2-disc DVD special edition, and Digital HD on 4/8

Plot: A hobbit named Bilbo (Freeman) travels with dwarves to their stolen land of Erebor, which has been taken over by a dragon named Smaug (Cumberbatch).

Who’S It For? Skeptics of the first Hobbit to see if they can be won over, and anyone else who enjoyed Peter Jackson’s previous Lord of the Ringsmovies.

Overall

Watching The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey last year was exactly like re-reading a long re-written prologue to a short story you already saw the 71-minute animated film of in fifth grade. »

- Nick Allen

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Luke Evans Talks Bard The Bowman in 'The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug' | Exclusive

8 April 2014 8:13 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

In just four short years, Luke Evans has risen through the acting ranks in rapid succession, going from smaller roles in Clash of the Titans and Robin Hood to much bigger parts in The Three Musketeers, Immortals and The Raven. Following roles in No One Lives and Fast & Furious 6, the actor capped off a stellar 2013 by playing Bard the Bowman in The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, which arrives on Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray and DVD April 8. I recently had the chance to speak with this talented actor about taking on this coveted role, the archery training he had to go through to play Bard the Bowman, working with director Peter Jackson, while giving us updates on upcoming projects such as Dracula Untold and The Crow. Take a look at what he had to say in our exclusive interview below.

First off, did you read The Hobbit or The Lord of the Rings »

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Luke Evans Talks The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug, There And Back Again, His Desire to Direct, Dracula: Untold, The Crow, and More

7 April 2014 8:21 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

With Peter Jackson's The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug arriving on Blu-ray tomorrow, I recently landed an exclusive interview with Luke Evans (he plays Bard the Bowman).   As most of you know, the film continues the adventures of Bilbo (Martin Freeman) and the band of dwarves as they move forward on their quest to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor, all the while Gandalf (Ian McKellen) investigates a disturbing presence that may be returning to Middle Earth.  Smaug introduces a host of other new characters like the Master of Lake-town (Stephen Fry), and the elves Thranduil (Lee Pace) and Tauriel (Evangeline Lily), but the film also sees the return of Lord of the Rings favorite Legolas (Orlando Bloom). During the interview Evans talked about his experiences being part of The Hobbit movies, deleted scenes, doing additional photography for the Battle of the Five Armies (which takes place in »

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Actors Who Could Replace Hugh Jackman as Wolverine

7 April 2014 6:00 AM, PDT | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

It's really hard to imagine anyone other than Hugh Jackman playing Wolverine in the movies. He's been playing the character for so long! It's been 14 years since he was introduced in Bryan Singer's X-Men. The part was originally supposed to go to Russell Crowe, but he passed on it and told the studio to give it Jackman, so they did. The actor himself has said that his replacement is inevitable. As much as we love him as the character, he can't keep it up forever.

"Look, that’s inevitable, man. Anyone who thinks they're indispensable in this business is fooling themselves. But I feel unbelievably blessed to have this part. I never thought in a million years I'd get to play him seven times. Every day I walk on the set with the claws and the hair, I thank my lucky stars. I don't take any of it for granted. »

- Joey Paur

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The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug Blu-Ray Review

5 April 2014 10:44 PM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Director: Peter Jackson

Starring: Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen, Richard Armitage, Ken Stott, Graham McTavish, William Kircher, James Nesbitt, Stephen Hunter, Dean O’Gorman, Aidan Turner, John Callen, Peter Hambleton, Jed Brophy, Mark Hadlow, Adam Brown, Orlando Bloom, Evangeline Lilly, Lee Pace, Benedict Cumberbatch, Luke Evans, Stephen Fry, Sylvestor McCoy, Mikael Persbrandt

Running Time: 161 minutes

Certificate: 12

Extras: New Zealand: Home of Middle Earth Part 2, Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug: Trailer 1 & Trailer 2,  Live Event: In the Cutting Room, Production Video 11: Introduction to Pick-Ups Shooting, Production Video 12: Recap of Pick-Ups, Part 1, Production Video 13: Recap of Pick-Ups Part 2, Production Video 14: Music Scoring-Scoring the Desolation of Smaug in Wellington, Peter Jackson invites you to the set, Lego Hobbit Game Trailer, Kingdoms of Middle Earth Trailer,  Ed Sheeran – I See Fire Music Video

Splitting The Hobbit into a series of three films always seemed like a bit of a stretch to most, »

- Luke Ryan Baldock

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News Bits: Lucy, Foxcatcher, Dracula, Godzilla

28 March 2014 11:38 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Lucy

The first official photo has been released from Luc Besson's sci-fi action thriller "Lucy" starring Scarlett Johansson. Johansson plays a reluctant drug mule transformed into a super powered being when one of the designer drugs enters her system. [Source: EW]

Foxcatcher

Bennett Miller's much-anticipated drama "Foxcatcher" will indeed have its world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival in May. Channing Tatum, Steve Carell and Mark Ruffalo star in the film. [Source: Hitfix]

Dracula Untold

The first trailer for "Dracula Untold," the Luke Evans-led re-imagination of Dracula that blends historical elements with fantastical ones, is scheduled to arrive with the reboot of "Godzilla" on May 16th. [Source: Movieweb]

Godzilla

A brief new featurette for Gareth Edwards' "Godzilla" reboot has the filmmaker discussing his top three movie monsters.

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- Garth Franklin

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'Dracula Untold' Trailer to Debut with 'Godzilla' | Exclusive

28 March 2014 9:53 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Earlier today, I spoke with Luke Evans about the Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray and DVD of The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, arriving on April 8. We also talked about his upcoming Dracula Untold, where he stars as the title character in this horror origin story that blends the true history of Vlad Tepes (a.k.a. Vlad the Impaler) with Bram Stoker's fictional and iconic vampire. With the film arriving in theaters this fall, I asked when we might see the first trailer for director Gary Shore's film, which he revealed we'll see attached to prints of Godzilla, opening in theaters May 16.

"You're going to see the first trailer on the back of Godzilla. I maybe should not have told you that, I don't know. I think that's the plan. Don't hold me to that, but I think that's the plan."

Of course, things may change between now and then, »

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CinemaCon In The Us Debuts Brand New Movie Posters And Title Art

24 March 2014 1:39 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

We’re due some pretty high profile movies in cinemas this coming summer, and a lot of them were being showcased over at CinemaCon in Las Vegas this past weekend. The show, previously known as ShoWest, gathers the world’s cinema owners and exhibitors and shows off the latest technology and movies coming our way over the coming year or two.

The mighty Collider were at the event and managed to grab a look at some logo posters for the Dwayne Johnson starring Hercules, The Equalizer starring Denzel Washington, Dracula Untold, which stars Luke Evans, and the Michael Bay produced Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

The site also has a ton more at the end of the link below.

Here’s a look. For more, hit Collider.

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- Paul Heath

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Tmnt, Equalizer, Dracula, Hercules Logos

24 March 2014 12:05 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

CinemaCon, previously known as ShoWest, takes place this week in Las Vegas. Movie exhibitors from around the U.S. and the world are attending this year's exhibition which will showcase new in-cinema technology along with a bunch of first looks at various movies coming both this year and next.

Collider have posted up photos of the 'logo reveals' for four major upcoming titles - Brett Ratner's "Hercules" starring Dwayne Johnson, Antonine Fuqua's "The Equalizer" reboot starring Denzel Washington, the revisionist "Dracula Untold" starring Luke Evans, and the latest take on the "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles". The last of these confirms they're keeping the full title and not shrinking it to just "Ninja Turtles" as speculated.

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- Garth Franklin

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New Banners & Logos For Michael Bay's Tmnt, The Rock's Hercules & Dracula Untold

23 March 2014 7:26 PM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

First up, banners and logo for the Michael Bay-produced and Jonathan Liebesman-directed live-action Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. The film stars Megan Fox ("Transfomers") and Megan Fox ("Jennifer's Body"). Next up, a new banner and logo for Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and Brett Ratner's Hercules. Just think of it as the Hercules film without the Twilight actor. Lastly, a banner and logo for the upcoming film, Dracula Untold. The film is being directed by Gary Shore ("The Draft") and stars Luke Evans ("The Crow") and Dominic Cooper ("Need For Speed"). It's based on Bram Stoker's Dracula and was previously known as, Dracula and Dracula: Year Zero. »

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Young ‘Game of Thrones’ Actor Joins ‘San Andreas’

14 March 2014 6:52 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Game of Thrones” actor Art Parkinson has come on board opposite Dwayne Johnson, Carla Gugino and Alexandra Daddario in New Line’s earthquake actioner “San Andreas.”

The Irish thespian will portray Ollie, a precocious 10-year-old fleeing for his life as a 10.0 quake hits California. Brad Peyton directing is directing from a script by  “The Conjuring” scribes Carey Hayes and Chad Hayes, with a previous draft written by Carlton Cuse.

Johnson portray a firefighter who must make a treacherous journey from Los Angeles to San Francisco to rescue his daughter.  Beau Flynn is producing through his FlynnPictureCo. along with Village Roadshow.

Parkinson has portrayed Rickon Stark in all three seasons of “Game of Thrones.” He also plays the son of Luke Evans’ character in Legendary Entertainment’s upcoming “Dracula Untold,” due out in October from Universal.

Parkinson is repped by Gersh.

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- Dave McNary

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Joan Collins' Selfie: UK Stars Recreate Famous Oscars Photo

13 March 2014 12:48 PM, PDT | Access Hollywood | See recent Access Hollywood news »

Move over Ellen DeGeneres - Joan Collins might just be the new queen of the selfie!

While on the red carpet at the Prince's Trust and Samsung Celebrate Success Awards at Odeon Leicester Square in London on Wednesday, Joan assembled a bevy of celebrities - including royalty! - for their own version of Ellen's Oscars star-studded selfie.

With Joan holding the smart photo at arm's length (though a noticeably shorter arm's length than Oscar selfie-taker Bradley Cooper), nearly a dozen famous faces hopped in to the photo, including Sir Ben Kingsley, Luke Evans, Jeremy Irons, Dominic West.

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Joan Collins, Sir Ben Kingsley, Other British Stars Recreate Ellen DeGeneres' Oscars Selfie

13 March 2014 3:46 AM, PDT | Us Weekly | See recent Us Weekly news »

Ello, Ellen! Joan Collins gathered a group of British celebrities to recreate Ellen DeGeneres' amazing selfie from the 2014 Oscars on the red carpet of the Prince's Trust and Samsung Celebrate Success Awards on Wednesday, March 12. Joining 80-year-old Collins for the picture-perfect moment were Sir Ben Kingsley, Dominic West, Luke Evans, Jeremy Irons, Pixie Lott, and other U.K. stars. "'Selfie' support," Collins captioned the pic via Twitter. The Dynasty alum apparently attempted, even, to get Prince Charles to join in on the selfie, but the Daily [...] »

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Prince Charles Passes, but Ben Kingsley, Joan Collins and More Recreate Ellen's Oscars Selfie—Did Anyone Drop a Boob?!

12 March 2014 6:38 PM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Prince Charles apparently wasn't interested in following the selfie steps of Brad Pitt and Bradley Cooper, let alone The Simpsons and various Lego figures. Armed with a smart phone, Joan Collins rangled a number of fellow U.K.-born celebs into recreating Ellen DeGeneres' A-list-packed Oscars selfie today at the Prince's Trust and Samsung Celebrate Success Awards. But while the likes of Luke Evans, Sir Ben Kingsley, Dominic West and Jeremy Irons joined in, even Alexis Carrington herself couldn't seduce the Prince of Wales into participating. Charles posed for regular photos with the group, but an eyewitness told the Daily Mail that he appeared to »

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Go behind the scenes of The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug's barrel chase

5 March 2014 9:51 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The guys over at Wired have a behind the scenes look at the thrilling barrel chase in Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug. Although the sequence was just seven minutes long, there was an estimated 91 hours of film recorded, be it CGI or live action....

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug continues the adventure of the title character Bilbo Baggins as he journeys with the wizard Gandalf and thirteen Dwarves, led by Thorin Oakenshield, on an epic quest to reclaim the Lonely Mountain and the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor.

The film sees Ian McKellen returning as Gandalf the Grey, with Martin Freeman in the central role of Bilbo Baggins, and Richard Armitage as Thorin Oakenshield. The cast also features Benedict Cumberbatch, Evangeline Lilly, Lee Pace, Luke Evans, Ken Stott, James Nesbitt, Orlando Bloom, John Bell, Manu Bennett, Jed Brophy, Adam Brown, John Callen, Stephen Fry, Ryan Gage, »

- Gary Collinson

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