The Daily Geek: ‘The Ballad of Bilbo Baggins,’ The Grumpy Cat King, ‘TRON 3’ News And More

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HOBBITS UNITE! Celebrate the release of the “The Hobbit” in the best way possible, with Leonard Nimoy’s classic tune! [via The Mary Sue]

THE GRUMPY KING! Perfect way to start a your weekend. via suptuna.

SAVAGE! The Beat reports that Jim Zubkavich and Edwin Huang’s “Skullkickers,” which is currently titled “UNCANNY Skullkickers” will be re-titled “SAVAGE Skullkickers” in March. Get it?

DID YOU KNOW… Len Wiseman was making a new “Mummy” movie? Me neither. Here’s what he has to say about it, via Shock Til You Drop:

It doesn’t have anything to do with the Brendan Fraser films, and it is not a remake of any kind. The Mummy is one of Universal’s long standing, iconic characters, well before the Brendan Fraser movies… This is such a different thing. What was attractive to me…There is still a script to be written, and all of that….But the pitch was to go with a much different tone. It was a Mummy like I’d never heard of before. Its nothing like what you would expect, at all, oddly. I was picturing Egypt, and the sand swept settings. The mummy wrappings. When I heard what they were wanting to actually do with it, it was shocking…

GET ALL GIFTY THIS CHRISTMAS! Splash Page compiles some gifts for your favorite Whedon fan.

WHEN GOTHAM IS IN PIECES… Yep, LEGO “Dark Knight Rises.” via Splash Page.

THIS GUY’S BACK! MTV Movies Blog reports that “TRON 3” is happening and they’ve got their lead.

EVERYTHING! Here’s everything that’s wrong with “Amazing Spider-Man” in 2 minutes. I’ve seen a similar video, though it was 136 minutes long.

RUDY, YOU HAVE A VERY SHINY NOSE! Because you demanded it, “Rudolph the Red-Nose Reindeer” mashed up with “Scarface”!

IT WILL PROVE INVINCIBLE! Read Philip K Dick’s letter about “Blade Runner”.

CHUMP CHANGE! Heat Vision reports this “Metropolis” poster just went for $1.2 million at auction. It was bundled with posters for “King Kong,” “The Invisible Man,” “Arsenic and Old Lace,” and a painting of Elvis that was used for the “Jailhouse Rock” poster.

There are just four known surviving copies of this version of the poster for Metropolis, the sci-fi dystopian film which was at the time one of the most expensive movies ever made. It is considered groundbreaking for its use of special effects. Leonardo DiCaprio reportedly owns a copy, while the other copies belong to the Museum of Modern Art and the Austrian National Library museum.

’Til Monday, gang!