Daily Dispatches

Return to Middle Earth

Entertainment

Good news for Tolkien fans who've been missing Middle Earth. Sir Ian McKellen, who played Gandalf in The Lord of the Rings trilogy, revealed on his website this week that shooting for The Hobbit will begin in July.

Of the script, McKellen wrote, "The first draft is crammed with old and new friends, again on a quest in Middle Earth." He also revealed that J.R.R. Tolkien's beloved prequel will be adapted in two films.

Though Peter Jackson remains on the project as executive producer, Oscar-winning director Guillermo Del Toro (best known for Pan's Labryinth in 2006) will be at the helm this time.

We see you’ve been enjoying the content on our exclusive member website. Ready to get unlimited access to all of WORLD’s member content?
Get your risk-free, 30-Day FREE Trial Membership right now.
(Don’t worry. It only takes a sec—and you don’t have to give us payment information right now.)

Get your risk-free, 30-Day FREE Trial Membership right now.
Megan Basham
Megan Basham

Megan, a regular correspondent for WORLD News Group, is a writer and film critic living in Memphis, Tenn.. She is the author of Beside Every Successful Man: A Woman's Guide to Having It All.

Comments

You must be a WORLD member to post comments.

    Keep Reading

     

    Phoning it in

    Tests via smartphone may soon challenge traditional methods

    Advertisement