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Bull Flees Lion, Leaving Hobbit Hobbled

The long-drawn-out efforts to sell MGM, which owns the rights to The Hobbit , have resulted in the decision by Guillermo del Toro to pull out of directing the planned two-part movie based on the...

Jackson Won't Direct The Hobbit

PETER JACKSON has no plans to replace GUILLERMO DEL TORO as director of THE HOBBIT - the moviemaker's packed schedule would make it "impossible" for him to take charge, according to his manager.The Hellboy auteur...

Del Toro Quits The Hobbit

GUILLERMO DEL TORO has quit as director of troubled LORD OF THE RINGS prequel THE HOBBIT after the movie was put on hold indefinitely.The Hellboy auteur was set to start shooting the fantasy film, based...

Del Toro: 'The Hobbit Is On Hold'

Director GUILLERMO DEL TORO has confirmed upcoming LORD OF THE RINGS prequel THE HOBBIT has been put on hold indefinitely because the movie has been caught in a "tangled negotiation" over the future of the...

Ian Mckellen Annoyed By Potter Confusion

Sir Ian McKellen gets frustrated when people think he is Dumbledore from 'Harry Potter'. The 71-year-old actor confesses he is a fan of his character in 'Lord of the Rings', white bearded Gandalf, but he...

The Hobbit Filming Delayed

'The Hobbit' will not be filmed until the end of the year.Andy Serkis - who has played Gollum in the three former 'Lord of the Rings' movies - confirms work on the film, which was...

Hairball-inspired Andy Serkis

Andy Serkis developed the voice for Gollum in 'Lord of the Rings' from his cat.The 46-year-old actor admits used the sound of his pet cat coughing up a hairball as his inspiration for the creature's...

Andy Serkis Shooting Hobbit In May

Andy Serkis begins filming on 'The Hobbit' in May. The British actor - who plays the role of Gollum in the 'Lord of the Rings' trilogy - admits plans are in motion for the film,...

Ian Mckellen Gives Hobbit Details

Sir Ian McKellen has confirmed 'The Hobbit' will start filming in July.The veteran actor - who will reprise his role as Gandalf in the 'Lord of the Rings' prequel, which is being split into two...

Andy Serkis Wants Bono Role

Andy Serkis wants to play Bono in a film of the U2 rocker's life.The acclaimed actor - who can bee seen playing late British musician Ian Dury in new film 'Sex and Drugs and Rock...

Del Toro Brings Horror Magic To Disney

GUILLERMO DEL TORO is bringing his dark and twisted brand of filmmaking to the family-friendly Disney franchise after signing on to become the "creative force" behind a new horror animation venture.The Pan's Labyrinth director will...

Guillermo Del Toro's Monster Attraction

Guillermo del Toro is "kinky".The 'Hellboy' director is proud of his obsession with everything strange and supernatural because it helps him make sense of his life.The 44-year-old filmmaker said: "When mankind needed to eat and...

Bride Of Frankenstein Scarlett Johansson

Scarlett Johansson is set to star in a remake of 'The Bride of Frankenstein'.The 24-year-old blonde bombshell is tipped to portray a sexier version of the terrifying female monster in an updated version of the...

Keanu Reeves In Line For Dr Jekyll And Mr Hyde

Universal Studios has signed up Keanu Reeves to star in a new film version of The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde.The Matrix star will take the lead in a "modern retelling" of...

By on 08 May 2009

Del Toro Will Never Film In Mexico Again

Director GUILLERMO DEL TORO will never make another movie in Mexico - because he fears he might be kidnapped by terrorists. The Hellboy filmmaker's father was captured and held hostage in the country 10 years...

Del Toro Plans Pinocchio Movie

HELLBOY director GUILLERMO DEL TORO is in talks with puppeteers at the JIM HENSON CO. to take fairytale PINOCCHIO to the big screen. The Mexican filmmaker plans to add a dark spin to the children's...

Guillermo Del Toro To 'Push Envelope' For Hobbit Dragon

Director Guillermo del Toro has said he wants to make film history with the design of Smaug the dragon for his upcoming adaptation of The Hobbit.The Pan's Labyrinth helmer is currently travelling between the US...

By on 13 November 2008

Del Toro Set To Pen Vampire Novels

Moviemaker GUILLERMO DEL TORO can add novelist to his resume - he is set to release a trilogy of vampire stories. The Hellboy director will collaborate with revered crime writer Chuck Hogan on the three...

Del Toro Tied To Universal Until 2017

Fantasy horror filmmaker GUILLERMO DEL TORO has projects lined up until 2017, after signing a longterm deal with movie studio Universal. The Mexican director, who is currently working on Lord of the Rings prequel The...

Del Toro Signed For Frankenstein And Jekyll & Hyde Remakes

Guillermo del Toro will direct new films based on Frankenstein, Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde and Slaughterhouse Five, it has been confirmed.Universal Studios has set plans in motion for the Mexican director to shoot four...

By on 04 September 2008

Hellboy Ii Smashes Way To Top Of UK Box Office Chart

Hellboy II: The Golden Army has claimed the number one spot in the UK and Ireland after its opening weekend on release.The comic book sequel took almost £3 million after opening on Wednesday August 20th...

By on 27 August 2008

Spielberg 'Still Directing Tintin', Despite Rumours

Steven Spielberg is still attached to direct the first film in a forthcoming Tintin trilogy, his representatives have confirmed.Herge Studios, the Belgian production company which owns the rights to the famed comic strip character, had...

By on 27 August 2008

Jackson And Del Toro To Write The Hobbit

LORD OF THE RINGS filmmakers PETER JACKSON and GUILLERMO DEL TORO have called off their search for a writer to pen franchise prequel THE HOBBIT - after deciding they are best suited for the task....

Lord Of The Rings Team Return To Write Hobbit Films

The writing team behind the Lord of the Rings film trilogy are to collaborate with Guillermo del Toro on two films based on The Hobbit, it has been confirmed.Peter Jackson - who directed the hugely...

By on 20 August 2008

Del Toro Refuses To Copy Jackson

GUILLERMO DEL TORO has promised LORD OF THE RINGS fans his franchise prequel THE HOBBIT will be very different from his directing predecessor PETER JACKSON. Jackson directed the three original films, but has given up...

Movie Reviews: Hellboy Ii: The Golden Army

Hellboy II: The Golden Army has added to its collection of positive early reviews it receive on Thursday. Most of the new praise is going to director Guillermo del Toro, who drew strong reviews and...

Clash Of The Flawed Superheroes

It will be a fierce fight between seriously flawed superheroes over the weekend, as Hellboy II: The Golden Army takes on Hancock at the box office. Most analysts are forecasting that the outcome is likely...

Movie Reviews: Hellboy 2: The Golden Army

Comic books make another return to the movie theaters this weekend, with Hellboy 2: The Golden Army , starring Ron Perlman and directed by Guillermo del Toro making its debut in previews at midnight tonight...

Hellboy Sequel Thumps To Top Of Us Box Office Chart

Hellboy II: The Golden Army has smashed its way to the summit of the US box office charts.The comic book sequel, which stars Ron Perlman and Selma Blair, earned some $35.9 million (£18.1 million) in...

By on 14 July 2008

Del Toro Hates Romance

Mexican moviemaker GUILLERMO DEL TORO has ruled out ever directing a romantic film - because he prefers blood and guts. The Hellboy filmmaker loves making horror movies about scary creatures and fantasy characters - because...

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