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Filming For ‘Lord Of The Rings’ Series Will Commence This Summer

It looks like the rumors are true and the long-awaited news that “Lord Of The Rings” fans were waiting for is finally here. Amazon has revealed that filming on the upcoming “Lord Of The Rings” series will commence this summer.

Amazon is picking up the series just prior to the events which took place in “The Lord Of The Rings” and the armies of Mordor, Gondor and Rohan will once again be resurrected, along with a whole new cast of characters and adventures.

The majority of the filming will take place in Scotland, which will take the place of the New Zealand backdrop used for Peter Jackson’s film trilogy. The production team for the series will be working at the studios in Leith, Edinburgh. Officially, only two showrunners have been hired for the project: Patrick McKay and John D. Payne (the new Star Trek trilogy). Filming should begin in
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‘Mortal Engines’ Blu-ray Review

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Stars: Hera Hilmar, Robert Sheenan, Hugo Weaving, Jihae, Ronan Raftery, Leila George, Patrick Malahide, Stephen Lang, Colin Salmon, Mark Mitchinson, Regé-Jean Page, Menik Gooneratne, Frankie Adams, Leifur Sigurdarson | Written by Peter Jackson, Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens | Directed by Christian Rivers

If Mortal Engines succeeds at anything it’s officially ending any chance of the original blockbuster existing in cinema from this point forward. Although the writing has been on the wall for a significant amount of time now, the Peter Jackson produced vehicle ultimately cements the death of a much-needed ideal in cinema.

Mortal Engines isn’t horrendous, nor is it quote-unquote “bad”, it’s just a calamitous bore from start to finish. Opening in such an effulgent and prolific manner undoubtedly engaging the full concentration of its audience with a tremendous scale and scope of outstanding visuals, but never from that moment forward can it successfully surpass such a
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10 Celebrity Cameos That Hurt Superhero Movies (And 10 That Stole The Show)

Moviegoers love a good cameo. The action sort of takes a break to showcase someone who you wouldn’t normally see within the context of the movie. Sometimes the cameo is for fun and laughs. Other times it’s an homage to a TV series or another film the movie you’re currently watching is based on. For anyone who has seen The Force Awakens, then you know a slew of people love Star Wars and appeared at the very least underneath stormtrooper armor. Cameos from directors like Peter Jackson in The Lord Of The Rings movies and Alfred Hitchcock had become commonplace and fans loved to be on the hunt for them.

There are so many cameos and extended cameos throughout the superhero movie world. That’s because of the decades of history behind all of these movies. There’s been more than several actors portraying versions of our
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The Myers-Briggs® Types Of Lord Of The Rings Characters

In Peter Jackson's The Lord of the Rings trilogy we're introduced to Middle Earth. A fantastic land populated by numerous creatures, species and interesting characters. From humans to hobbits, elves to dwarves, there's no shortage of personalities. When evil threatens to destroy Middle Earth, in the form of Sauron, the all seeing fiery eye, people must come together from all over to help in the quest. Race relations are fraught in Middle Earth and not everyone is going to get along. Personalities clash and old grievances are brought to the forefront. Still, this myriad of personalities must unite, forming a Fellowship, to save their existence.

These intricate relationships and the many various personality traits give the characters from LotR incredible potential for analysis using the Myers-Briggs Personality Indicator® system. A means of categorising different personalty. Tolkien layers so much depth and reality into his world, it's no wonder these characters are so fascinating.
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Masters of the Universe Movie Release Date Gets Pushed to 2020

Sony's Masters of the Universe has been pushed back to 2020. The news was inevitable since the movie had a release date of this winter and that wasn't going to be possible if production is really going to start this summer. It is believed the Nee Brothers are still attached to direct the big screen adaptation, but Sony has the director position listed as N/A for the time being. Hopefully this just means negotiations are still taking place in order for the cameras to roll.

Noah Centineo is reportedly starring as Prince Adam and He-Man in the Masters of the Universe movie, but that has yet to be confirmed at this time. Iron Man screenwriters Matt Holloway and Art Marcum have written the latest version of the script and it appears we are closer than ever from seeing the project finally get off of the ground. With that being said,
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10 Things Super Fans Want From The Lord Of The Rings TV Series

The Lord of the Rings is returning to live-action in a big way with Amazon's upcoming series. We already know that it's taking place during the Second Age of Middle-Earth, but there's not much else. Amazon has been playing it close to the chest when it comes to this show, leaving fans hungry for more information.

Related: Lord Of The Rings TV Show Reportedly Starts Filming In Scotland This August

With the knowledge that the series will be in the Second Age, there has already been talk about what could happen. Drawing from many of Tolkien's books, there are a lot of possibilities in this series. Here are 10 things super fans want from this show.
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Ranked: Every Major Death In Lord Of The Rings

While lovers of classic Tolkien lit and lovers of modern Tolkien films either overlap or debate the merits of their favorite representation of The Lord of the Rings, we can all agree that each time we lose one of our most beloved characters it hits us hard in the feels. Both J.R.R. Tolkien and Peter Jackson gave us versions of incredible heroes who fought against the odds to save Middle Earth and we'll always miss the ones we lost.

Related: 10 Unsolved Mysteries from the Lord of the Rings Canon

That said, some of the greatest losses in the series also involve those who put Middle Earth at the most risk, and while celebrating destruction may be frowned upon, we also value those major deaths for their contributions to the series.
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Movie Review – Furious (2017)

Furious, 2017.

Directed by Dzhanik Fayziev and Ivan Shurkhovetskiy.

Starring Ilya Malakov, Aleksey Serebryakov, Aleksandr Ilin, Timofey Tribuntsev, Yuliya Khlynina, Igor Savochkin, and Polina Chernyshova.

Synopsis:

In the 13th century, the Horde controls most of the known world. Now, an amnesiac Russian soldier sets out to get revenge on the Mongol army that destroyed his village.

Right from the start, Furious never fails in producing a visually appealing fantasy epic that feels like 300 meets The Lord of the Rings. Furious tells the story of Evpaty Kolovrat, a Ryazan soldier who suffers from a very peculiar amnesia sub-plot, meaning he has to rebuild his memories every day whilst attempting to push back the invading Mongol force led by Emperor Batu Khan. Although, how much of this is based on real history is questionable as the film decides to take on a fantasy driven approach that feels removed from real life.

Directors Dzhanik
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How the Digital Era Is Changing How Directors Interact With Actors

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How the Digital Era Is Changing How Directors Interact With Actors
Josh Brolin hardly looked tough shooting his role as super-villain Thanos in Marvel’s “Avengers: Endgame,” dressed as he was in a skintight motion capture bodysuit with multicolored tracking markings, two HD cameras attached to headgear pointing at his dotted face, and a pole sticking up from the back of his vest holding a cardboard cutout of his character’s countenance above his head. But the sibling directing team of Anthony and Joe Russo still acted as if he were a badass.

“Brolin would love it that we would treat Thanos like he was a gangster character,” says younger brother Joe Russo. “We’d use terminology that would be reflective of that and say he’s a psychopath and he wants control, not he’s a giant purple creature who relates to the universe this way, so he could correlate it to a genre and character motivation that he could access.
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"The Lord of the Rings" TV Series: Explore Amazon’s Map of Middle-earth Here

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Amazon has released one map to rule them all.

The official Twitter account for Prime Video’s upcoming “The Lord of the Rings” TV series shared a link to a map of J.R.R. Tolkien’s fictional Middle-earth on Friday morning.

And seeing as this map appears to tease what the world in Amazon’s small-screen adaptation of the franchise looks like, it’s definitely giving “LOTR” fans enough material to obsess over all weekend long.

Details about Amazon’s “LOTR” series — which first announced in November 2017 and is being developed by “Star Trek 4” duo JD Payne and Patrick McKay — are still scarce. But we do know the show is set in Middle-earth and will explore stories that precede the events of Tolkein’s “The Fellowship of the Ring.”

Amazon Studios
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10 Most Interesting Quotes From Lord Of The Rings

"When Mr. Bilbo Baggins of Bag End announced that he would shortly be celebrating his eleventy-first birthday with a party of special magnificence, there was much talk and excitement in Hobbiton," J.R.R. Tolkien tells us at the beginning of his epic novel, The Lord of the Rings. Who knew that the incredible saga to follow Bilbo's birthday party would lead to not only some of the best moments of fantasy and adventure in history, but also some of the most quote-worthy lines ever written?

Previously: Myers-Briggs® Personality Types Of Lord Of The Rings Characters

Many of the quotes from the series are applicable to real life, offering wisdom and comfort in moments of struggle or despair. The language used in the books is one of the many reasons why they've lasted the test of time and will continue to do so for many years to come.
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The Lord of the Rings TV execs don’t rule out Peter Jackson involvement

Some executives for Amazon’s The Lord of the Rings TV series haven’t closed the door on Peter Jackson being involved with the show.

The Lord of the Rings TV show has a lot to live up to when you consider the books and Peter Jackson’s monumental and critically adored trilogy. So far, he doesn’t seem to be involved with the new series but could that change?

Well, according to a recent interview with two executives at Amazon, there seems to be some chance that Jackson comes on board in some capacity. Speaking ton SlashFilm, Jennifer Salke, Head of Amazon Studios Television, said:

“We don’t have any news on Peter Jackson. There hasn’t been any negativity around it. We just don’t have any news on that yet and what his involvement may be.”

Albert Cheng, the co-head of TV for Amazon Studios, also added,
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Disney’s ‘Pirates’ Reboot Uncertain As ‘Deadpool’ Writers Jump Ship

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Exclusive: Disney film production chief Sean Bailey’s effort to retool and relaunch the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise is back in uncertain waters after the defection of Rhett Reese & Paul Wernick, the hot-shot writing team behind Fox’s mighty Deadpool franchise.

Disney insiders say Reese & Wernick are no longer working on a sixth installment in the swashbuckler series that has grossed $4.5 billion in worldwide box office and $2.5 billion more in global merchandise since it first set sail in 2003. The films have all been built around Johnny Depp’s antics as the bleary buccaneer Jack Sparrow, but the actor’s recent travails and steep salary prompted Bailey to consider a new course for Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures and its flagship brand.

Bailey’s new direction began with the October hiring of Reese & Wernick, who are viewed as tone-savvy specialists in subversive action comedy after the success of the Deadpool
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Amazon Addresses Peter Jackson’s Involvement In Lord Of The Rings TV Show

No one knows Middle-earth quite like Peter Jackson – so it’s small wonder why Amazon Studios is keen to work with the Kiwi director during the production of their lavish Lord of the Rings TV series.

Case in point: during an interview with /Film, Jennifer Salke, Head of Amazon Studios Television, addressed the Oliphaunt in the room – Peter Jackson’s potential involvement in The Lord of the Rings TV series. To his credit, the esteemed filmmaker has previously gone on record to express his relief that he’s no longer tied up with Middle-earth and all of its many story strands. And, frankly, after wrangling six fantasy blockbusters from Tolkien’s work, you can hardly blame him.

Still, it seems as though Salke and Co. are keen to work with Peter Jackson, should the opportunity arise:

We don’t have any news on Peter Jackson. There hasn’t been any negativity around it.
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The Long-Awaited Masters Of The Universe Movie Shooting Start Date and Location Revealed

Sony Pictures has been trying to get the film production of Masters of the Universe off the ground for years! Years! Well, it’s finally happening. The movie will start shooting this July in Prague. The new comes from Production Weekly, who reports:

Updated production schedule and location for Sony's Masters Of The Universe, from the directing duo of Aaron and Adam Nee. Principal photography is due to get underway mid-July in Prague. pic.twitter.com/KUL2InPEU8

— Production Weekly (@prodweek) February 12, 2019

Masters of the Universe is set to be directed by brothers Adam and Aaron Nee. They previously made a little indie film back in 2015 called Band of Robbers. They will direct from a recent script written by Art Marcum and Matt Holloway, who have worked on films such as Iron Man and Men in Black: International. The previous draft of the screenplay was written by David S. Goyer,
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Nicholas Hoult is J.R.R. Tolkien in first trailer for biopic Tolkien

Fox Searchlight Pictures has debuted the first trailer for the upcoming biopic Tolkien. Directed by Dome Karukoski, the film stars Nicholas Hoult as J.R.R. Tolkien and explores The Lord of the Rings author’s formative years during the outbreak of World War I and his relationship with his future wife Edith Bratt (Lily Collins); watch it here…

The film 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.

Tolkien sees Nicholas Hoult joined in the cast by Lily Collins, Colm Meaney, Anthony Boyle, Patrick Gibson, Tom Glynn-Carney, Craig Roberts, Laura Donnelly, Genevieve O’Reilly, Pam Ferris and Derek Jacobi. It is set for release on
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Watch J.R.R. Tolkien Uncover Path to Middle Earth in New Biopic Trailer

Watch J.R.R. Tolkien Uncover Path to Middle Earth in New Biopic Trailer
J.R.R. Tolkien distills the essence of The Lord of the Rings in the new teaser trailer for the upcoming biopic, Tolkien, set to open May 10th.

Nicholas Hoult stars as the legendary author, and in the clip he explains what his seminal saga will be about: “It’s a story about journeys, the journeys we take to prove ourselves. It’s about adventures, it’s about potent magic, magic beyond anything anyone has ever felt before; it’s about what it means to love, and to be loved; it’s
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‘Tolkien’ Trailer: Nicholas Hoult Finds Fellowship as ‘Lord of the Rings’ Author J.R.R. Tolkien

‘Tolkien’ Trailer: Nicholas Hoult Finds Fellowship as ‘Lord of the Rings’ Author J.R.R. Tolkien
J.R.R. Tolkien is one of the most beloved and respected authors of all time. Through his creation of the fantasy world known as Middle-earth, Tolkien gave readers a series of epic adventures in The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, The Silmarillion and more. As we all know, several of Tolkien’s books have become major […]

The post ‘Tolkien’ Trailer: Nicholas Hoult Finds Fellowship as ‘Lord of the Rings’ Author J.R.R. Tolkien appeared first on /Film.
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‘Tolkien’ Trailer: Fox Searchlight Biopic Stars Nicholas Hoult As ‘The Lord Of The Rings’ Author

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A new Fox Searchlight trailer might have a familiar ring to it, but this journey to Middle-earth comes via the true story of the magical world’s one-of-a-kind creator. Tolkien, in theaters this May, stars Nicholas Hoult as author J.R.R. Tolkien, born in South Africa, raised in England and elevated to immortality on millions of bookshelves around the world with the publications of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings trilogy.

Tolkien’s immersive epics and richly realized worlds made his novels international sensations, and his detailed guides to his worlds inspired modern myth-makers like George Lucas, James Cameron, George R.R. Martin, and, of course, Peter Jackson, who guided Gandalf, Bilbo, Smaugh, and other Tolkien creations to the screen in historic fashion.

The biopic follows the author through a hardscrabble childhood, into the battlefields of Wwi
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Only One Person Knows the Star Wars 9 Title

Only One Person Knows the Star Wars 9 Title
Those who desperately want to know the title of Star Wars 9 need to start hounding director J.J. Abrams personally. Certain fans are starting to grow restless in waiting for the movie's official title to be revealed. It didn't help matters that C-3Po actor Anthony Daniels made it seem like something, possibly the title reveal, was going to be coming our way in a recent Twitter post. That didn't happen and people want answers. They recently turned to Dominic Monaghan looking for said answers and got one. Not what they were looking for, but an answer nevertheless.

Dominic Monaghan is one of the new cast members joining the franchise in Episode IX in an undisclosed role. He recently held a Q&A on Instagram and, naturally, someone asked him about the movie's title. Not only did Monaghan reveal that he doesn't know the title, so he can't share it with
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