J.R.R. Tolkien News

VIDEO: First Trailer for THE HOBBIT: THE BATTLE OF THE FIVE ARMIES Has Arrived!
by Movies News Desk - Jul 29, 2014

Warner Bros. has today released the first trailer and new poster art for THE HOBBIT: THE BATTLE OF THE FIVE ARMIES. (more...)

LORD OF THE RINGS Film Props to Be Sold at Bonhams Movie Auction
by Movies News Desk - Jul 29, 2014

Good and evil: weapons that battled on screen to be 'Lord of the Rings' are offered for sale at the Bonhams Turner Classic Movies auction (more...)

Author & Former War Correspondent Daniel Grotta Discusses HONOR
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2014


VIDEO: First Look - THE HOBBIT: THE BATTLE OF THE FIVE ARMIES; Full Trailer Unveiled Tomorrow!
by Movies News Desk - Jul 28, 2014

The trailer for the highly-anticipated THE HOBBIT: THE BATTLE OF THE FIVE ARMIES will be officially unveiled tomorrow, July 28th at 12pm US-PT/3pm US-ET. Below, check out a 15-second teaser trailer released today! (more...)

Photo Flash: Stephen Colbert Introduces THE HOBBIT Comic Con Panel in Full Costume!
by TV News Desk - Jul 28, 2014

Avid J.R.R. Tolkien fan Stephen Colbert introduced the the panel discussion for the highly anticipated new Hobbit film at this Saturday's Comic Con. (more...)

Veterans & Actors Set for Readings During FROM FLANDERS FIELDS, 8/4
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2014

In commemoration of the 100th anniversary of First World War (1914~1918), military veterans and actors from stage and screen will give dramatic insight into the War through a compilation of readings and visual imagery during From Flanders Fields: The Story of WWI's Western Front, 7:00p.m. on Monday, August 4 at The Irene Diamond Stage, The Pershing Square Signature Center, 480 W. 42nd St. (at corner of 10th Ave. & 42nd St.), Manhattan. (more...)

Warner Bros. Entertainment to Deliver Unparalleled Showcase of Upcoming Content to Comic-Con Crowd
by Movies News Desk - Jul 08, 2014

Warner Bros. Entertainment will plant its flag at Comic-Con International: San Diego this year with a huge presence, with each individual division touting its upcoming offerings, including Film, Television, Interactive and Home Entertainment (more...)

THE SCREWTAPE LETTERS Runs Now thru 6/15 at the Lantern
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2014

Lantern Theater Company closes their 20th anniversary season with a limited return engagement of Philadelphia actor/playwright Anthony Lawton's multimedia adaptation of C.S. Lewis' classic novella The Screwtape Letters. Featuring Lawton as demon Screwtape and Sarah Gliko as his sinuous secretary Toadpipe, The Screwtape Letters runs today, May 27 - June 15, 2014. (more...)

J.R.R. Tolkien-themed Cruises Set Sail To Exotic Destinations
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2014

LOS ANGELES, May 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ Trilo3y Voyages has announced the launch of a thrilling new convention for avid J.R.R Tolkien fans across the globe; a sea-bound fan convention for those who love the fantasy worlds imagined by J.R.R Tolkien and brought to the big screen by Director Peter Jackson. An event like no other, the Tolkien-themed cruises are expected to be the world's largest floating fan convention. Giving fans of The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings and the Silmarillion novels and movies, exclusive access to cast members, directors, producers, cosplayers, movie marathons and workshops, Trilo3y Voyages is bringing the magic of Tolkien to the high seas. Fans can sail to Belize, Bermuda, Bruges, Cozumel, Paris, and Sydney Australia. (more...)

THE SCREWTAPE LETTERS to Run 5/27-6/15 at the Lantern
by BWW News Desk - May 08, 2014

Lantern Theater Company closes their 20th anniversary season with a limited return engagement of Philadelphia actor/playwright Anthony Lawton's multimedia adaptation of C.S. Lewis' classic novella The Screwtape Letters. Featuring Lawton as demon Screwtape and Sarah Gliko as his sinuous secretary Toadpipe, The Screwtape Letters runs May 27 - June 15, 2014. [Full schedule including special events is below.] (more...)

THE HOBBIT: THE DESOLATION OF SMAUG Tops Movies on Demand, Week Ending 4/13
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2014

(RENT), the leader in precisely measuring movies and TV everywhere, today announced the top ten Movies on Demand (MOD) titles based on consumer transaction rate. Movies on Demand are transactional (pay-per-purchase) films available through cable and telco providers. (more...)

The Death of a Legend – Lord of The Rings Shadowfax Superstar Horse Unexpectedly Dies
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2014

Blanco, the angelic white horse who was the primary equine actor to play Gandalf's mythical steed Shadowfax in the blockbuster Lord of The Rings movies The Two Towers and Return of The King, had to be euthanized last week. One of the most beloved animal stars to ever emerge from Hollywood films, the 25 year old Andalusian horse suddenly fell critically ill while at home with owner, horse behavior and positive training expert, Cynthia Royal. (more...)

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, TT Games and The LEGO Group Buddy-up to Launch LEGO The Hobbit Videogame
by BWW News Desk - Apr 08, 2014

“The LEGO The Hobbit videogame gives LEGO and Middle-earth fans of all ages a fun, new way to experience the legendary adventures of Bilbo and Company as told in the first two films of Peter Jackson's The Hobbit Trilogy,” said Tom Stone, Managing Director, TT Games. “There is no better way for parents to share the beloved and classic tale told in The Hobbit films with their kids than with LEGO The Hobbit videogame, in which they can discover, explore, and build their way through Middle-earth together like never before.” (more...)

Tickets for Theatre Aspen School's THE HOBBIT Now On Sale
by BWW News Desk - Apr 02, 2014

Theatre Aspen School presents the Spring Production of The Hobbit, a musical adventure adapted from the beloved book by J. R. R. Tolkien. The show runs at the Wheeler Opera House on Thursday through Saturday, April 17th - 19th with evening shows at 6:30PM and an added matinee on Saturday at 2PM. (more...)

Harry Potter Spin-off, FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM, is Going to Be Made into Three Films
by BWW News Desk - Apr 01, 2014

speciaJK Rowling, author of the Harry Potter book series, is going to write three films based on the 54-page Hogwarts textbook she wrote in 2001. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is following in the footsteps of J.R.R Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings prequel The Hobbit, and will be divided into three stories. (more...)

ND Taylor Releases Debut Novel, ORIGINS: SEED OF DECEIT
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2014

ND Taylor marks his debut in the dazzling world of high fantasy fiction with the novel, 'Origins: Seed of Deceit: The Origins of Shadow and Flame.' In this first book in an epic series, Taylor recreates the classic battle between good and evil and envisions a world steeped in mythology. It is in this world that a life-changing adventure takes place. (more...)

Keith Greenwood Releases New Vampire Fiction Book
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2014

There have been quite a number of vampire stories that have made it big both on book sales and the ticket sales as the novel smoothly transitioned into a motion picture. And because of those books and movies, readers have been inculcated with certain notions of what a vampire must look like and act. But are those really all that there is to know about them? Author Keith Greenwood challenges the norm as he presents his very own vampire story - the kind that counters a large number of themes prevalent in most of the vampire fiction stories that people have read or seen. (more...)

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Launches The Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2014

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt today announced a new addition to its renowned Best American Series. THE BEST AMERICAN SCIENCE FICTION AND FANTASY will launch in October 2015 with John Joseph Adams as series editor and Joe Hill as the inaugural guest editor. (more...)

Eric Johnson Releases “Lucifer Lord of Hell”
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2014


YES Legend Jon Anderson's Debut Solo Album 'Olias Of Sunhillow' Out Today
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2014

Much to the excitement of Jon Anderson and YES fans worldwide, Audio Fidelty is releasing Jon's critically acclaimed 1976 debut solo album 'Olias Of Sunhillow' on a limited numbered edition Hybrid SACD today, January 21, 2014! Jon Anderson's 'Olias Of Sunhillow' was released in the summer of 1976 and is one of his most acclaimed solo works. It's one of five solo albums released by members of YES around that time and one of the most successful of those solo efforts, reaching No. 8 in the UK charts and breaking into the US Top 50. (more...)

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