Check these fine concept sketches by Italian artist Denis Medri, giving as a view of what The Avengers might look like in a Tolkien or Dungeons and Dragons style fantasy universe. We dig these sketches so much we want the mini-series, like, now!
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The One Ring is reporting today that Elijah Wood will be appearing in Peter Jackson’s film of The Hobbit. They claim:
TORn can confirm that as of now, the plans are to feature Frodo in the opening sequence of the films. It is unlikely that studio Warner Bros. or Team Jackson would change the script at this point in response to the web buzz so we may have just “spoiled” December 2012 for some, but we warned you.
The sequence will have Frodo reading, or having recounted to him, the tale of “The Hobbit” from Bilbo’s book. As Tolkien fans all know “The Hobbit” (within the conceit of the LOTR universe) is taken from “The Red Book of Westmarch” written by Bilbo Baggins. And if you don’t understand the last sentence, don’t worry, you probably had better things to do in High School than memorize Tolkien lore. Sadly, we didn’t.
This news suggest that someone is worried that people won’t understand this film’s connection to LOTR. Seems a bit short-sighted. They’ll probably argue that Wood as Frodo is a major draw. Perhaps. But we doubt it.
Variety reports that New Line has settled a lawsuit with the HarperCollins and the Tolkien Trust over profit participation in the Lord of the Rings films. The terms of the settlement are confidential, but this is an important decision for New Line as it clears any potential stumbling block to the production of their movies based on The Hobbit.
The Tolkien Trust did not bring this lawsuit solely to increase the wealth of its members. The Trust supports over 1oo charities, including Save the Children Fund, the Darfur Appeal, Asia Earthquake Appeal and the World Cancer Research Foundation. This settlement will enhance their ability to support these causes.
The recent release of the “Avatar Day” 3D trailer prompted One Ring to poll their readers about whether the movie version of The Hobbit should be in 3D. The unscientific survey found that 74% either “either flat out don’t want a 3D Hobbit or strongly dislike the idea. Only 13% of you think it should be in 3D.”
One Ring plans to revisit this question after the release of Avatar. This should be a good gauge on the effect of the film on the perception of 3D.