A federal judge refused to dismiss claims by Warner Bros. and the Saul Zaentz Co. that the estate of J.R.R. Tolkien cost them “millions of dollars in license fees” from merchandising of “The Lord of…
There's not much Hobbit in the teaser for "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug." Instead, this first appetite-whetter for Part Two of Peter Jackson's epic J.R.R. Tolkien adaptation overflows with…
Warner Bros. has added new fodder to its counterclaim against the estate of J.R.R. Tolkien, which contends that the studio overstepped its bounds in merchandising “The Lord of the Rings” and “The…
As a federal judge determined that the word "hobbit" is uniquely linked to the J.R.R. Tolkien characters, Warner Bros., New Line and Saul Zaentz are going on the offensive to protect their rights to…
A federal judge has put a halt to plans to release a parody of "The Hobbit" just days before Warner Bros. and New Line release their first pic in the trilogy of the J.R.R. Tolkien story.
While Peter Jackson's prequel to "The Lord of the Rings" delivers more of what made his earlier trilogy so compelling -- it doesn't offer nearly enough novelty to justify the three-film, nine-hour…
The estate of J.R.R. Tolkien has filed suit against Warner Bros., New Line and the Saul Zaentz Co., claiming that they overstepped the boundaries of a 43-year-old agreement by licensing slot…
In a major step forward on "The Hobbit," Guillermo del Toro has signed on to direct the New Line-MGM tentpole and its sequel.
The Tolkien Trust (a British charity that manages the estate of J.R.R. Tolkien) and publisher HarperCollins brought a $150 million lawsuit against New Line Cinema on Monday, claiming the trust has…
HBO has acquired the rights to turn George R.R. Martin's bestselling fantasy series "A Song of Fire & Ice" into a dramatic series to be written and exec produced by David Benioff and D.B. Weiss.