“The Hobbit” – Part Three Gets a Title and Release Date

For those of you who are fans of Peter Jackson and The Lord of the Rings series, you are aware that Jackson split The Hobbit films into a trilogy. Another exciting announcement was made by Warner Bros and MGM Pictures recently as they released the official release date and title for the final Hobbit film.

The official title of the final film is The Hobbit: There and Back Again and it will be hitting theaters on July 18, 2014. There was also a new title announced for the second instalment, it is now going to be called The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug and it will be released on December 13, 2013.

According to Deadline Hollywood, additional filming will be needed to complete the trilogy and they will be filming  at Stone Street Studios in Wellington, and on location in New Zealand.

What do you think of this news? Do you think these films will work better as a trilogy? Are you looking forward to The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, which hits theaters on December 14, 2012? Let me know in the comments below!

Source: http://www.deadline.com/2012/08/the-hobbit-3-scheduled-for-july-18-2014/

“The Hobbit” – Peter Jackson splitting the Films into a Trilogy

According to an article on Deadline Peter Jackson has officially announced that he will indeed be splitting The Hobbit films into a trilogy. The first instalment of The Hobbit films, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, will hit theaters on December 14, 2012 and the second instalment,  The Hobbit: There and Back Again, is set to hit theaters December 13, 2013. As of right now there is no official release date or title for the final film of the trilogy, but Jackson is looking at possible summer 2014 release.

What do you think of  The Hobbit being a trilogy? Do you think Jackson made a good choice? Are you looking forward to The Hobbit films?

Source: http://www.deadline.com/2012/07/peter-jackson-confirms-the-hobbit-will-be-three-films/

“Entertainment Weekly” – Comic-Con Star Portraits: Day Three

Once again, for your enjoyment here are some Entertainment Weekly portraits of the stars at day three of Comic-Con. As of right now there are only thirty-one pictures in the gallery.

What do you think of all of these portraits from the past few days?

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“The Hobbit” – Ten New Photos and “Entertainment Weekly” Cover

Even though the first part of The Hobbit film does not come out until December, Entertainment Weekly has released exclusive photos in preparation for Comic-Con in San Diego. This weeks edition of the magazine also has a cover featuring Martin Freeman (as Bilbo Baggins) and Ian McKellen (as Gandalf.)  There is also an interview with Freeman, McKellen, and of course Peter Jackson in which they give some details about what went on on the set and about the film itself.

If you haven’t already, be sure to have a look at the official blog covering the production of The Hobbit: http://www.thehobbitblog.com/

Are you looking forward to seeing the first instalment of The Hobbit movies? What do you think of these new photos?

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Source: http://www.ew.com/ew/gallery/0,,20483133_20608420,00.html

“Catching Fire” – Movie Title Change

Lionsgate recently announced that the title for the next Hunger Games film, Catching Fire, will be slightly modified to The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. This change has been made to ensure that people know that it is indeed part of the Hunger Games franchise. I think that this change is logical as it will help with marketing and advertising when the time comes.

It is a very simple change and the Hunger Games is not the only franchise to use this strategy. For example, the Star Wars, Harry PotterThe Twilight Saga, and the Lord of the Rings franchises all used this strategy with titling the books and films.

What is your opinion on the title change? Are you looking forward to getting a first look at Catching Fire?

The book cover for Suzanne Collins’ Catching Fire.

Source: http://mockingjay.net/

Hello to the world of blogging!

Hello and welcome to my new blog Truly Luminary! I have decided to start this blog and to share interesting facts and information about the current entertainment industry. Whether it is film, television, Broadway, books, or music – I will cover it! I will share everything from trailers, to intriguing facts about the behind the scenes processes. I hope you enjoy my posts and visit on a regular basis to keep up to date with what is going on in your entertainment world!

Thanks for your support!

Oh and to start out lets do a little poll shall we!?!