When a movie has a title like "The Good Doctor," you can expect one of two things. Either, the title is earnest, and the film will be the story of a man or woman just striving to do good and help the community. Or, it's the opposite. The new film starring Orlando Bloom falls firmly in the latter category.
Today, MTV Movies Blog has an exclusive clip from the film, and in it, we get to see the kind of trouble this supposedly good doctor gets himself into.
Check out the clip above, and learn more about the film after the jump!
One of the more surprising—but welcome—early announcements about the new "Hobbit" films was that Orlando Bloom would reprise his role as everyone's favorite blond-haired elfish archer, Legolas. Though the character does not appear in the book, director Peter Jackson wrote a part for a younger Legolas to make his return to Middle Earth.
"I was very honored that Pete wrote me back into it because it's perfectly feasible that I could be there," Bloom says. "That they thought to have me there was a real compliment."
Read more about Bloom returning as Legolas after the jump!
Luke Evans has been cast in "The Hobbit" as Bard the Bowman, but don't ask him anything about his experience working with director Peter Jackson -- because, believe it or not, he has never actually met the man. In fact, he did his whole "Hobbit" audition online.
"I auditioned for it like a year ago. It's amazing. Things happen like that sometimes on movies. Projects happen or they get stopped. As you know, 'The Hobbit's' had a lot of hurdles to jump before it started production," Evans explained. "So yeah, I auditioned for it a year ago and never heard a single thing back."
Obviously Evans has since heard back and has landed what might be considered the biggest role of his career thus far, and his cast members on "The Three Musketeers" have gotten him very excited to start shooting in New Zealand next week.
FROM MTV MOVIES: There is finally some daylight at the end of the long, twisty journey to the screen of the two-film telling of J.R.R. Tolkien's "The Hobbit." Over the holiday weekend, director Peter Jackson announced the names of the two movies he's filming based on Tolkien's preview novel to "The Lord of the Rings" and the release dates for the eagerly anticipated flicks.
The first part, "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey," is slated to open on December 14, 2012, while the second, titled "The Hobbit: There and Back Again," will open almost a year later, on December 13, 2013. After years of setbacks and false starts, Jackson finally began shooting the 3-D "Hobbit" movies in March in New Zealand with a cast headed by Martin Freeman as Bilbo Baggins, as well as such returning "Lord of the Ring" stars as Orlando Bloom, Andy Serkis, Elijah Wood, Cate Blanchett, Sir Ian McKellen and Hugo Weaving.
It was announced on Friday that Bloom would be donning his golden wig again to play the role of the elf Legolas. "The Hobbit" is set 60 years before "The Lord of the Rings" and follows the journey of plucky hobbit Bilbo, who is drawn into an epic quest to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor from the vicious dragon Smaug.
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When it was announced a week and a half ago that Peter Jackson had been rushed to the hospital and underwent emergency surgery for a perforated ulcer, it seemed like the bad news and continued delays surrounding "The Hobbit" were fated to never end. The film has seemingly been in flux for the past decade, and it had never really been able to find its footing. But Jackson was released last week and finally, finally it looks like we have some good news that means this film will actually be completed some time this year (knock on wood). So here goes...
Cameras start rolling on Monday, March 21. Finally!
Jackson said in a statement released by production company 3Foot7 Ltd that "despite some delays we are fully back on track and very excited to get started." 3Foot7 added that the date was chosen following "practical considerations of the filming schedule requirements, actor availability and the New Zealand seasons."
Though news is looking up at the moment, with all the major actors on board and Jackson in the director's chair, things weren't always looking so bright. This story starts a long, long time ago back in the mid-1990s...
Fans of "The Hobbit" have waited with baited breath to see if the long-anticipated, seemingly troubled-from-the-get-go production would get off the ground, particularly after director Guillermo del Toro dropped out of the project last May.
Since then, Peter Jackson has stepped in, but Wednesday night the film had another setback as the Oscar-winning director underwent surgery for a perforated ulcer, according to a statement from production.
Filming was expected to start sometime next month, but will be delayed as Jackson, who was admitted to New Zealand's Wellington Hospital after experiencing acute stomach pains, heals from the surgery. According to Entertainment Weekly, a New Line Cinema rep confirmed that the director "is resting comfortably and doctors expect a full recovery."
The statement from production also assured that Jackson's "surgery is not expected to impact on his directing commitment to 'The Hobbit' beyond a slight delay to the start of filming."
Just how "slight" the delay ends up being remains to be seen. The two parts of Jackson's "Hobbit" will feature many actors reprising their roles from the "Lord of the Rings" trilogy, including Sir Ian McKellen, Cate Blanchett and Elijah Wood (not to mention that rumored $1 million, two-minute cameo by Orlando Bloom.)
Parts 1 and 2 of "The Hobbit" are slated for December 2012 and December 2013 releases, respectively.
Do you think "The Hobbit" will continue to face setbacks throughout filming or will it be smooth sailing after Jackson's recovery?
The past couple of weeks have seen a number of familiar "Lord of the Rings" faces confirm their returns to Middle-Earth in Peter Jackson's upcoming two-part prequel, "The Hobbit": First Elijah Wood joined up as "LOTR" hero Frodo Baggins, then news broke that Andy Serkis had locked a deal to reappear as Gollum, and finally came the refreshing news that Sir Ian McKellen is back on board as wisdom-spewing wizard Gandalf. But although reports of Orlando Bloom's return as Elvish archer Legolas in "The Hobbit" surfaced more than a month ago, we've had no confirmation since.
Today, however, comes word from Movieweb (via Heat World) that Bloom is indeed nearing a deal to reprise the beloved role. But here's the kicker: According to the report, he's in line to receive a cool $1 million for what will be just a two-minute cameo. Read More...
No shocker here, but good news just the same: Deadline is reporting that at long last Andy Serkis has locked down a deal to reprise his "The Lord of the Rings" role as the bug-eyed, Precious-loving creature Gollum in Peter Jackson's forthcoming two-part "Hobbit" prequel.
Had Serkis not signed on, it would have totally burned us, Precious -- he was amazing in the role in the final two "Lord of the Rings" flicks. But despite the fact that the majority of "The Hobbit" cast has already been announced, there was really little doubt that Serkis would return for the small but pivotal role in (likely) the second of the two films. In addition to appearing in the aforementioned "LOTR" movies for the director, he also had a sizable part in Jackson's "King Kong" and one of the leads in Jackson's upcoming collaboration with Steven Spielberg, "The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn." Read More...
The deluge of casting news for "The Hobbit" continues to pour in, and just like our most recent update, today's news concerns someone who is already very familiar with the world of Middle-Earth.
Deadline reports that Orlando Bloom is expected to be the next actor from "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy to lend his talents to director Peter Jackson's two-part prequel, "The Hobbit."
"He's near a deal to return as Elven archer Legolas," reports Deadline's Mike Fleming. "And it's for more than a cameo, I'm told."
If Bloom returns as Legolas, it would mark yet another departure between the big screen "Hobbit" and the novel penned by revered fantasy author J.R.R. Tolkien, as Legolas did not factor into the original tale of Bilbo Baggins. Likewise, Cate Blanchett recently agreed to return as Galadriel, despite the fact that the Lady of Lothlorien doesn't appear in "The Hobbit" novel. Read More...
With "Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides" gearing up for production with director Rob Marshall at the helm and Johnny Depp once again assuming Captain Jack Sparrow's off-kilter persona, some have wondered whether or not the other stars of the franchise are on board for the fourth installment.
During the Sundance Film Festival, MTV News caught up with actor Orlando Bloom and put that very question to him — but according to the actor, his days as Will Turner are over. Read More...