Tuesday, October 12, 2010

New Conan Set Photos, Green Lantern Trailer and John Lennon as Gollum?!

Here's some news to chew over for the day.

First up some new set photos from Conan has popped up at http://www.comicbookmovie.com/fansites/rorschachsrants/news/?a=23810 It shows off more of the sets and some of the other cast members. While I'm sure it won't do nothing to change concerns about the film at least these photos look good.

Next up is news from last week's New York Comic-Con on the upcoming Green Lantern (what can I say-it's probably the film I'm most looking forward to coming out next year). According to http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=70521 the first trailer will be in front of the upcoming Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 which opens November 19. (Also for some of you Potter fans Warner Bros has decided not to release the film in 3D. A sign that this trend is finally coming to a close?)

And finally as I'm sure most of you know this past Saturday October 9 marked what would have been John Lennon's 70th birthday. While there has been much written about his music and impact I thought this tied in well with this site (even though again I'm sure most have heard this)-back in the late 1960s Lennon wanted the Beatles to buy the rights to The Lord of the Rings with himself as Gollum, Paul as Frodo, George as Gandalf and Ringo as Sam but was blocked by JRR Tolkien himself. I did find this piece which talks to Peter Jackson around the time of The Return of the King about this planned film which never went forward http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,623838,00.html

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