Briana has the latest from the lands of Middle-earth and Azeroth, and more new goodies, in the Rundown.
- If you’ve been waiting for The Hobbit, we have good news and bad news. Good news is Peter Jackson is strongly considering turning the two-film project into a trilogy, which means we would get more time in Middle Earth. The bad news is, we would need to wait an extra year for the story to end, and it’s debatable if The Hobbit and The Appendices (where Jackson is also cribbing material from to flesh the story out) have enough in them to make another three full films. Jackson is currently working out the financial aspects, and reshoot schedules, but he has stated that if it is doable, it will be done.
- The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, the short story from author Washington Irving (which will officially be the name of my first born) will be the basis of a new TV series from Fringe co-creators Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman. The series will follow Ichabod Crane (the name of my second born) as he solves crimes with the creepy town’s sheriff. We will let you know when more info is revealed.
- The upcoming Toronto International Film Festival will play host to the premiere of several big movies. Among the ones showing are Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s Looper, Ben Affleck’s new film Argo, and Joss Whedon’s Much Ado About Nothing. Head here for more info on the films playing.
- Remember Despicable Me? If you do, chances are what sticks out the most are the lovable yellow minions to the main character Groo. Those minions are getting their own spin-off movie in 2014, simply titled The Minions. Before that happens however, a proper sequel to Despicable Me will release next year, with Steve Carell reprising his role as Groo.
- Mists of Pandaria, the upcoming expansion for World of Warcraft, has an official release date of September 25. The expansion brings a new continent, new playable race, and new character class in the Monk. Mists of Pandaria is available in both regular and collector’s editions.
- Apple has released its next operating system, Mountain Lion, to the public. Available for download for $19.99, the new OS brings plenty of new features to your Mac. Among them is Game Center, which mirrors the online hub available in your iOS device and enables you to even play multiplayer matches between devices on applicable titles. Mountain Lion also has built in iCloud support, the Notification Center similar to in iOS devices, and much more.