Latest Bilbo Baggins Stories

2008-07-12 00:00:20

By >Bob Strauss Guillermo del Toro wants to clear a few things up about "The Hobbit." Rumors -- like the one that "Wanted" star James McAvoy has already been tapped to play Bilbo Baggins in the production that won't even start rolling for another two years -- have been burning up the Internet. And some about the the film prequel to J.R.R. Tolkien's "Lord of the Rings" are even based on things del Toro may or may not have said. The latest came from a Los Angeles Film Festival talk last...

2008-07-01 15:00:32

IT WILL be a case of There and Back Again for Hobbit director Guillermo del Toro, who plans to commute every two weeks between New Zealand and Los Angeles. The Mexican director, best known for Hellboy and the Oscar- winning Pan's Labyrinth, is working with Hobbit executive producer Peter Jackson and his Wellington Wingnut and Weta production teams on the four-year, two-film project. Del Toro said work on the adaptation of Tolkien's The Hobbit and a sequel was in the very early stages....

2007-12-19 00:00:00

NEW YORK -- Bilbo lives! After publicly feuding for more than a year, "Lord of the Rings" director Peter Jackson and New Line Cinema have reached agreement to make J.R.R. Tolkien's "The Hobbit," a planned two-film prequel to the blockbuster trilogy. Jackson, who directed "Rings," will serve as executive producer for two "Hobbit" pictures. They will tell the story of how the young hobbit Bilbo Baggins originally came to possess the nefarious One Ring that Frodo, his adopted heir, needed three...

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