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The Tolkien Trust, New Line Cinema and HarperCollins said Tuesday they have settled a U.S. lawsuit pertaining to The Lord of the Rings films. The blockbusters are based on J.R.R. Tolkien's classic fantasy novels. The claim was filed in February 2008. HarperCollins Publishers Ltd.
LOS ANGELES, Sept. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- The Tolkien Trust (a UK registered charity), New Line Cinema, and HarperCollins Publishers Ltd. have resolved the lawsuit relating to the "Lord of the Rings" films. The claim was filed in February of last year. HarperCollins Publishers Ltd.
Nigerian-born Australian actor Hugo Weaving has been cast in The Hobbit movies, the two films' director Guillermo del Toro said. EW.com reported del Toro confirmed Weaving's hiring to England's BBC Radio 5. The entertainment news station's Web site said Weaving will reprise his role of the Elven Lord Elrond from The Lord of the Rings blockbusters in the upcoming Hobbit flicks.
Mexican filmmaker Guillermo del Toro said he is working on a series of vampire novels with crime writer Chuck Hogan. Del Toro's movies include "Pan's Labyrinth,""Hellboy,""Mimic" and "The Devil's Backbone." He is also set to direct two films based on "The Hobbit" and other works by J.R.R. Tolkien.
Tolkien fans may want to block out a chunk of time for this one - an outdoor marathon of director Peter Jackson's "The Lord of the Rings" series. Part of the Old Pasadena Film Festival, the free 9 1/ 2-hour, three-movie screening will begin at 8:30 p.m.
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.