THE $1 MILLION ‘THE HOBBIT’- GAME PITCH THAT WAS NEVER MADE

When Warner Bros. announced ‘The Hobbit’-saga to be turned into two movies back in 2008, a team behind som ‘LEGO’- games got the idea to pitch a live-action oriented videogame tie-in with the project to make players feel like if they were experiencing the movies.

Within six months (until February 2009), a demo was made and taken on a 39-hours long trip to New Zealand to be presented to Peter Jackson and Guillermo del Toro.

(so the people behind the game project decided to use ‘Lord of the Rings’ as a template.

So what these guys did was to use ‘Lord of the Rings’ as a template with key scenes from the trilogy and picture what it could be achieved at that time with the Xbox 360- hardware (and it’s still looks great 11 years later, imho).

They developed four fully playable and polished levels (and five additional tech demos).

The first level was a demostration of free stealth gameplay; Frodo could sneak, hide, throw rocks to distract the Uruk-Hai, climb trees, use his senses to focus on enemies, jump from trees onto foes, and try to fight them directly (against the odds, of course).

The second level was the Isengard fight between Gandalf and Sauron; you could cast spells, deflect attacks, and throw Saruman around the room.

The third level was another stealth based level in the woods, with Frodo trying to avoid the black rider. If he got spotted; he would have to resist the temptation to use the one ring.

The last level was the Gandalf vs The Balrog fight in Khazad-dûm (it looks epic).

The tech demos showcased Aragorn fighting the Uruk-Hai; showing the combat-mechanics, Frodo and Sam at Weathertop trying to avoid the Nazguls and the forementioned using the ring, the prologue Sauron battle (shown at the very beginning of the films) testing how many enemies could be processed, Frodo and Sam in the Shire and in Rivendell; using motion-capture to re-create moments from the film.

Both Jackson and del Toro were positive about the project and wanted to the see it happen. Warner Bros, however, wanted instead a game that wasn’t directly based on the movie but that was set in the same world at the same time, so it was never released.

What do you think?

[TOLKIEN] ‘THE HOBBIT’ – BATTLE OF THE IMMORTALS

One of the best scene(s) in The Hobbit movie adaptation.

Three Rings for the Elven-kings under the sky,
Seven for the Dwarf-lords in their halls of stone,
Nine for Mortal Men doomed to die…

This battle between The Light and The Dark is up to this day one of the most spectacular I’ve seen ALL-TIME.

‘TOLKIEN’ BIOPIC CLIP RELEASED

HUGE Tolkien fan. I think I’ll enjoy the movie given the released footage til now. Yeah, I want to HYPE you up to. NICHOLAS HOULT is the professor.

The OFFICIAL PLOT follows:
TOLKIEN explores the formative years of the renowned author’s life as he finds friendship, courage and inspiration among a fellow group of writers and artists at school. Their brotherhood strengthens as they grow up and weather love and loss together, including Tolkien’s tumultuous courtship of his beloved Edith Bratt, until the outbreak of the First World War which threatens to tear their fellowship apart. All of these experiences would later inspire Tolkien to write his famous Middle-earth novels.

Only In Theaters May 10, 2019

If you think you’ll get bored at the theater, check out the first trailer. If you’re still not really sold, there’s a second trailer aswell. There’s some EPIC footage, I won’t reveal too much, you gotta peek for yourself.

SECOND POSTER FOR ‘TOLKIEN’

The first poster togheter with the trailer can be found here.

POSTER FOR ‘TOLKIEN’

Synopsis: Tolkien explores the formative years of the orphaned author as he finds friendship, love and artistic inspiration among a group of fellow outcasts at school. This takes him into the outbreak of World War I, which threatens to tear the “fellowship” apart. All of these experiences would inspire Tolkien to write his famous Middle-Earth novels.

Own opinion: As a Tolkien fan with the LOTR- movie trilogy as my entrance to the epic fantasy genre, I’ll enjoy seeing how the professor’s experiences forged the Middle-Earth lore.

Definately A MUST for a wider audience.

NEW ‘TOLKIEN’ TRAILER

TOLKIEN explores the formative years of the orphaned author as he finds friendship, love and artistic inspiration among a group of fellow outcasts at school. This takes him into the outbreak of World War I, which threatens to tear the “fellowship” apart. All of these experiences would inspire Tolkien to write his famous Middle-Earth novels.

Only In Theaters May 10, 2019

‘TOLKIEN’ TRAILER RELEASED

TOLKIEN explores the formative years of the orphaned author as he finds friendship, love and artistic inspiration among a group of fellow outcasts at school. This takes him into the outbreak of World War I, which threatens to tear the “fellowship” apart. All of these experiences would inspire Tolkien to write his famous Middle-Earth novels.

Only In Theaters May 10, 2019

Text source: YouTube video description

PETER JACKSON Talks About The New LOTR Series

Amazon’s ‘LORD OF THE RINGS’ Series Will Focus On…..

TheOneRing.net, the leading web site for all things LOTR & Tolkien claim that various unnamed sources report that Amazon’s Lord of the Rings series will focus on an younger Aragorn.

With a budget of 1$ billion and tied to make it into a 5 seasons long series, lots of source material from J.R.R. Tolkien adds background to the characters of Middle-Earth and more interesting stories can be filmed and shared to the audience.

The movies were spectacular and given the budget and amount of facts, places, characters and such, the series may become something Tolkien fans would love and/or compare it to Peter Jackson’s beloved trilogy.

During the last week, there has been rumor that the very same Peter Jackson could be involved in the series.

Also a while ago, Sir Ian McKellen, who plays Gandalf in the movies, has expressed his desire to portray the wizard in the upcoming series as well.

I haven’t read none of the books about Middle-Earth, but my knowledge is in the movies. Therefore, I believe Legolas may appear in the series aswelll. At the end of the third Hobbit movie, the elf prince’s father, the king, tells his son – Legolas – to seek the heir of Gondor’s throne, although according to the source material, Aragorn would not yet be born at the end of the Battle of the Five Armies.

Stay tunned as more info will emerge.

Sir IAN MCKELLAN Wants To Play GANDALF In ‘THE LORD OF THE RINGS’ TV Series

Few fans may have missed that The Lord of the Rings will be adapted to the small screen by Amazon. The series will explore the time and events leading to The Hobbit and LotR.

On Graham Norton’s radio talk show, the host went on to question McKellen’s thoughts on the new series and what he thought of the idea of another actor helming his iconic role as Gandalf. Well, Sir Ian was not having it. Check out his thoughts below:

What do you mean, another Gandalf…I haven’t said yes because I haven’t been asked, but are you suggesting that someone else is going to play it?

McKellen went on to say:


Gandalf is over 7000 years old, so I’m not too old [yet].”

Source:https://geeksofcolor.co/2017/12/17/sir-ian-mckellen-wants-to-play-gandalf-in-amazons-lord-of-the-rings-tv-adaptation/amp/?__twitter_impression=true

ONE MORE J.R.R TOLKIEN WORK TO BE RELEASED NEXT YEAR

The tale of Beren and Lúthien first appeared in 1917 and 100 after it’s debute, an illustrated version will be released next year.

The characters are well known to readers of The Silmarillion, which goes deeper in the mythology of Middle- Earth. The story however is edited by the author’s son and there are other texts from History of Middle Earth that has influenced the newer and edited version.

The book, illustrated by Alan Lee, is set to be released on May 4, 2017

#MOVIES AND #TALES: The Beautiful Hand-Writing And Maps Of ‘THE LORD OF THE RINGS’ #FILM


A map of Middle Earth, drawn for the original LotR trilogy.

The maps and caligraphy of ‘THE LORD OF THE RINGS’- and ‘THE HOBBIT’- movies was made by the same artist. His name is Daniel Reeve and he is from New Zeeland. He have made some nice work for Peter Jackson and below are some examples of his works for the two trilogies with astunning works of calighraphy and maping.


Reeve writing on camera for The Hobbit


Pieces made to dress the set for The Lord of the Rings


Pieces made to dress the set for The Lord of the Rings written in the fictitious script Tengwar


Moon runes from The Hobbit


Tengwar script to dress the Rivendell set in The Lord of the Rings

Check out more of his stunning work at his official website: http://www.danielreeve.co.nz/

Thanks to Laughtingsquid for this post.