For those of you who are fans of The Lord of the Rings, there was a bit of news about the long-awaited movie of The Hobbit reported over at A Dribble of Ink today. It seems as though producer Peter Jackson and director Guillermo Del Toro are forging ahead with plans for two films to release in December of 2011 and December of 2012. This is no April Fool's joke this time.
In the comments of that post, author Mark Charan Newton threw up a link to a fan film being made and released free online on May 3 of this year. Usually, I don't pay all that much attention to fan films, though I can recall two in the past films were very well-produced and fun to watch: Batman: Dead End, and the comedy George Lucas in Love, both of are probably available online somewhere for viewing.
Anyway, this film is called The Hunt for Gollum, and the website, trailers and still images actually look pretty good. If you are a Lord of the Rings fan, this short might be worth your time! Here's the link to The Hunt for Gollum.