Mock trial set for "The Lord of the Rings" director
WAX2002020201 - 02 FEBRUARY 2002 - YPSILANTI, MICHIGAN, USA: Defense attorney and literature professor Henry Russell, Ph.D., will serve as prosecutor during a mock trial on Feb. 7, 2002, at Ave Maria College, of Peter Jackson "for the desecration of 'The Lord of the Rings.'" The question is wether Jackson's movie rendition of the popular J. R. R. Tolkien trilogy passes muster with tried-and-true Tolkien fans. rlw/HO UPI..
A large gold Roman ring found in central England in the 18th century that may have inspired J.R.R. Tolkien's "Lord of the Rings" is now on display.
Well-known British TV actor Richard Armitage says starring as dwarf leader Thorin Oakenshield in "The Hobbit" movies has been a huge milestone in his career.
UPI Almanac for Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013.
British actors Richard Armitage and Martin Freeman say the costumes, makeup and hairpieces they wore in their new movie "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" greatly helped them transform into their respective, non-human characters.
J.R.R. Tolkien enthusiast Stephen Colbert plans a week of "The Hobbit"-themed episodes of his New York chat show "The Colbert Report," Comedy Central said.
Denny's restaurant chain says it plans to offer menu items inspired by the movie "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" in its U.S. diners next month.
Comedian Stephen Colbert will make a cameo appearance in one of director Peter Jackson's upcoming "Hobbit" films, a source confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter.
UPI Almanac for Friday, Sept. 21, 2012.
The third and final installment of New Zealand director Peter Jackson's adaptation of "The Hobbit" will be released in July 2014, the film's distributor said.
An entire village like those inhabited by the hobbits from J.R.R. Tolkien's "The Lord of the Rings" is planned for a Stockholm island, its developers say.